Brittanie has always had a love for animals, particularly for dogs, as she had dogs growing up. Her passion for dog training and her interest in behavior began when she rescued her first American pit bull terrier, Cash. Cash came from an abusive past and had many fears that interfered with his daily life. After helping Cash overcome his fears and giving him the opportunity to live a normal life using positive reinforcement training techniques, Brittanie knew she had to make a training difference in the bully-breed community.
After working successfully with Cash, Brittanie adopted another pit bull puppy at a mere 7 weeks old. He was the runt of the litter and, sadly, no one wanted him; he was headed to the shelter as a scared puppy all alone. Brittanie heard about this little puppy that needed help and quickly adopted him before he had to step foot in the shelter. She named this pup Quincy. Both Cash and Quincy influenced Brittanie’s decision to make a difference in the bully-breed community. She and her dogs felt discriminated against simply based on the dogs’ breed and not on the dogs’ actions.
Brittanie volunteered at a local humane society teaching all dogs basic manners and working with fearful dogs using positive reinforcement. In a shelter there are dogs with a variety of personalities, as well as a variety of histories. Some of these personalities and histories are good and some are not. Brittanie knew that with positive reinforcement clicker training all of the dogs could be helped. She was determined to make a difference in as many dogs’ lives as she could.
To continue her education, Brittanie enrolled in the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Dog Trainer Professional program, graduating in October of 2014. In November of 2014, Brittanie opened Modern Day Dog Training, LLC, in Tacoma, Washington, to serve her community with exceptional dog training.
As a KPA-CTP (Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner), Brittanie enjoys working with all types of dogs. She grew up in Buckley, Washington, and now resides in Tacoma Washington with her boyfriend and her rescued Pit Bull type dog, Quincy.