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Owner, Head Trainer at Kent K9 Training Center
Bio below

Assistant Trainer at Kent K9 Training Center
Bio below Brittany's

Brittany's History, and Accomplishments

Brittany Hudson has been working with dogs since she was a child.

Her family always had farm dogs, but at age 8, she bought her very first dog of her own, a Golden Retriever named Sandy, and trained her every obedience trick in the book. When she graduated high school she bought her second dog, a Rottweiler named Sophia, who she trained to high level obedience but never competed due to crippling elbow and hip dysplasia early in Sophia's life. Before Sophia passed away at 6 years old, they earned her Canine Good Neighbor certificate, and a Security Dog Handler man/dog team certification. Sophia was a good rep for the Rottweiler breed as she did obedience demos, and joined Brittany when she talked to students in middle schools about animal careers. 

In 2012 she got Emmy, a working line GSD who Brittany trained for Schutzhund, a dog sport which combines tracking, obedience and protection. They earned a BH and IPO1 title by the time Emmy was 2.5 years old under the dedicated coaching of Dr. Harry Alexander.

Sadly, Emmy died of a rare cancer at 4 years old in 2016, 3 months before Sophia.

Despite her bad luck with dogs, Brittany started over in August 2016 with Milo (CKC Bluestone's Here For a Reason), an English Cocker Spaniel, and together they earned his CGN at 14 months old, and their Rally Obedience Novice title at 17 months old with 2/3 High in Class scores, points totaling 285/300.

By 23 months old, Milo had earned his Advanced, Excellent, and Master level Rally title, with scores as follows: RA 97-97-99 RE 100-97-100 RM 99-97.5-100 and 11/12 High in Class ribbons. He held the highest average score in Canada for Rally Obedience. In May of 2018, he hit #1 English Cocker in Canada for Rally obedience, and #20 of all breeds in Canada for Rally.

In November 2018, they hit the obedience ring to earn Milos CD title in the same weekend at the Moncton Kennel Club, placing 1st place in all 3 trials, and earning 2 High In Trials! 

In May 2017 Brittany bought Rival, a sable working line GSD and got back into Schutzhund, her favorite sport. Brittany's whole training program became better when she attended her first seminar with Marko Koskensalo in fall of 2017. Because of his program, her understanding of learning theory and dog behavior developed so much further and her dog training results became so much more effective. Since then, Brittany has attended 5 more of Marko's seminars. She highly recommends his program, "Canemo," to any serious competitive dog people!

In May 2019, Brittany competed with BOTH dogs in the same Schutzhund trial to earn a BH title on both of them.

Both passed with flying colors.

Milo is the first English Cocker in Canada and possibly further, to pass a BH test.

Milo also received a certificate in early 2019 that he had earned a CKC Top Rally Dog Award. He placed 2nd in Canada 2018 for most points earned by an English Cocker Spaniel.

In Nov 2019 Milo earned 2 legs of his CDX title with a High in Trial award for his scores, and got 1st in Canada for ECS in 2019 with a Top Obedience Dog Award.

In March 2021, Brittany got Boxey, a female working GSD, who will be her next Schutzhund dog. They continue to train and have fun as Boxey grows up into Brittanys future competition dog.

In June 2022, Brittany competed in the East Regional Schutzhund Championships with Rival, and earned his IGP1 with scores of 90-94-92 and first place in her division. They also got the IGP2 in September 2022 with scores of 92 - 83 - 88 and got High IGP2 as well.
In May 2023, Brittany got Rivals IGP3 and took East Region Champion, and 3rd place overall at the East Regional Schutzhund Championships. She then traveled to Edmonton AB, to compete at the Canadian Working Dog Federation National IGP Championship, and took 3rd place, earning a spot on Team Canada to compete at the FCI IGP World Championships. 
She also traveled to Oregon, USA, for a 3 day training camp with Marko Koskensalo and Melanie Kruger, a world champion in tracking. 

Brittany continues to expand her knowledge by attending seminars regularly.
She attributes all of her knowledge to her great coaches.
Since 2022, Brittany also has 2 Labrador females who she trains and will do Hunt Tests with in 2024. 

- Team Canada CA-02 FCI IGP World Championships in Slovenia, passing scores Tracking 78 Obedience 83 Protection 88
- CWDF IGP National Championship 2023, Edmonton AB. Scores 88-92-88 total 268 under SV judge Klaus-Jurgen Gluh and tracking judge Jim Chrisp.
-IGP3 on Rival von Ducasse (Scores 88-90-89 total 267 East Regional Championship 2023, judge Ken Trouten)

-IGP2 on Rival von Ducasse (Scores 92-83-88 total 263 FIPO fall trial, judge Dave Grant)
-IGP1 on Rival von Ducasse (Scores 90-94-92 total 276 East Regional Championship 2022, judge Karen MacIntyre)
-IGP1 on Emmy vom Mack-Zwinger
- BH on Rival, Milo, and Emmy
- Master Rally title on Milo, 16 High in Class awards throughout the process from Novice to Master.

- CD on Milo, so far 2 legs CDX with 2 High in Trials.

-Completed advanced training in working with protection dogs.

-Demonstrated obedience and personal protection dog training at SPCA Dog Jog 2011

-Demonstrated advanced obedience and Schutzhund/IPO protection work at the Jour de Canine (Dieppe) 2014 with Sophia & Emmy

-Certified in Canine First Aid & CPR

Shane's History and Accomplishments

Shane has owned dogs since he was a child. His family owned hunting dogs. His first dog of his own was a Rottweiler, at age 14, and after that he owned pitbulls before he fell in love with the Presa Canario breed, a rare Spanish Mastiff bred for work and guarding.
He was attracted to the Presa Canario because he wanted a breed he could do protection work with, that was similar to a pitbull in looks, but known to be better capable of doing protection work.
 Shane had an interest in learning to train protection dogs, and sought out a personal protection dog trainer to start working towards his goals with his dogs. Very quickly he became interested in being a "helper", or the person who take the bites on the bite sleeve. 

With his dedicated training and perseverence, his Presa Canarios could do car-jacking scenarios, suit work, loose leash guarding, home invasions etc. 

He trained for several years but he knew he wanted to train at a higher level than what he was doing, and he wanted a purpose for the training. He wanted an outlet to be able to work his dogs and have a goal that personal protection just didnt provide. 
He met a Schutzhund competitor and began training with him daily, working his dogs in the protection phase, laying tracks for tracking, and learning how to perform the IGP routines and training. After about a year and a half learning how to do helper work for IGP/Schutzhund, he attended the same seminar with Marko Koskensalo that Brittany attended in fall of 2017, and that is where their training journey started together. 
In 2018, he went to British Columbia to attend an intensive 5 day Helper Camp hosted at Marko's home and training area. At the camp, they learned theory, and worked dogs in protection all day every day. They taught how to read dogs, and how to understand the drives in dogs, and how to build dogs effectively in protection.
Shane started training Schutzhund with Brittany in the fall of 2020. 
He bought Hilda, his female German Shepherd Dog, in January 2021, and began training her for IGP. 

He and Brittany became engaged, and he moved in in June 2021. They work together caring for dogs and training at Kent K9, and on the Schutzhund fields, training their dogs for future competitions.
Shane is a brilliant teacher, having come from high level martial arts, and owning his own business for over 10 years.
He was a world level competitor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and made a name for himself training under Rickson Gracie in California for 10 years. He understands the discipline that it takes to train to the level of IGP, and has dedicated his life to his new passion, dog training.
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