Brittany has been working as a professional dog training for two years. Her career started at KeenDog in January 2017
Brittany is an accomplished graduate from the Michael Ellis School for Dog Training – Immersion Program. The program is an 18 week curriculum, known to be one of the most in depth dog training programs available in the country.
“During the program I learned more than I ever thought possible. I developed a more complete understanding of the science behind how dogs learn, the process in which learning takes place and overall reading of body language/ temperament. This allows me to approach each situation individually and appropriately.”
While Brittany’s title is a “Dog Trainer” her true passion comes from guiding her clients on the right path to strengthen their relationship with their own dog.
“I love seeing the light bulb go off for my clients. Once you know better, you do better. Generally speaking, it all boils down to teaching owners the what, why and how behind each lesson. My goal is to give the necessary knowledge to the owner, that they can then apply to their dog long term. I believe this is the clearest way to teach and train.
There hasn’t been a moment of Lindsey’s life when she hasn’t been completely obsessed with animals. While she didn’t get to grow up with dogs of her own, she did start riding horses at a young age. She firmly believes that those experiences gave her a strong foundation for animal care, as well as the knowledge of how to use proper aids and tools so that you can communicate effectively with your animal.
Even though she didn’t acquire a dog of her own until her adult life, she gained canine handling experience through various jobs, such as doggie daycare, boarding, veterinary technician and more. While she was living in Nashville, TN, she had the opportunity to be an assistant trainer for a local positive-reinforcement trainer. This afforded her one of the most rewarding experiences of her life – they worked with a local men’s prison and a greyhound rescue where they would teach the inmates how to train basic obedience to the retired greyhounds so they would be better suited for adoption to loving families. It was so exciting to see the bond between these dogs and the inmates through positive communication.
As Lindsey took on the daunting task of training her own working breed dog, a Belgian Malinois, she realized the importance of balanced training. This completely changed the communication and the relationship between her and her dog for the better and she has never looked back!
Prior to joining KeenDog Training, Lindsey used her leadership and coaching techniques in the fitness world. Because she has a passion for teaching people, she is excited to show clients how they can lead happier lifestyles with their dog, both in the home and out-and-about in their active social lives. She loves the bond that is created when a client and their dog finally click together. “I love that moment when you see the smile on the faces of both the owner and the dog. Seeing the bond between the owner and the dog as they experience and enjoy life together is one of the best rewards you can have!