Behavior Modification

We offer help for common (and not-so common) behavior issues like aggression toward people and/or other dogs, separation anxiety, over-excitement, resource-guarding, and fearfulness.


Behavior modification training investigates why your dog responds the way he does, as well as what happens just before he reacts. When we know what is likely to cause your dog to react negatively, we are able to intervene early and work to change the underlying cause of his response.

Behavioral training begins with an initial 2-hour meeting to evaluate your situation, gather background information, assess your dog's issues, and discuss your training goals. Using the information gathered during our initial meeting, we write a customized summary that includes recommendations and a training plan.


Private, in-home behavioral training is tailored to your needs: We can work on as many or as few issues as you like. Since most behavior issues occur in the home, we come to you. However, sessions may include outings to your vet’s office, dog park, pet store, etc.


Private training is available in the Eastern Panhandle of WV and Winchester, VA areas within a 1-hour drive of Boonsboro, MD. A travel fee applies for longer drives.

We're in pandemic mode, so we're not currently offering any in-home (or in-person) private training.

We understand that you still need help with training and behavioral issues. If you're a current or previous Happy Hound Training client, please contact Jill Freifeld via email: and we'll do our best to help you. If you're interested in our services as a new client, get in touch for more information regarding our services, if you have questions, or would like to discuss our video and remote services.

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Private, in-home dog training and behavior modification services are available within a 1-hour drive of Boonsboro, MD.

(301) 660-9203

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