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Jill's Qualifications


Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA)

Graduated Animal Behavior College dog trainer program with honors



2022 Dog Behavior Conference

2018 & 2019 Mid-Atlantic Animal Behavior Conferences

Trainer's Toolbox - Tugging (Connie Moss)

Living & Learning With Animals (Dr. Susan Friedman)

Pet Professional Guild 2015 & 2016 Educational Summits

Karen Pryor Clicker Expo 2014

Assistant, Shaping Workshop (Pat Miller)

Assistant, Reactive Rover Workshop (Pat Miller)

Assistant, Level 1 Canine Behavior & Training Intern Academy (Pat Miller)

Assistant, Tellington Touch for You & Your Dog (Linda Tellington-Jones)

Assistant, Tellington Touch for Fearful & Reactive Dogs (Pam Wanveer)

Living & Learning With Animals (Susan Friedman, Ph.D)

Using Play & Toy to Motivate Working Dogs (Shade Whitesel)

Level 1 Canine Behavior & Training Intern Academy (Pat Miller)

Working With Fearful, Anxious & Reactive Dogs (Suzanne Clothier)

Advanced Training Topics (Ken Ramirez)

Unleashed! (Dr. Ian Dunbar)

Assessing Dog-Dog Interactions (Suzanne Clothier)

Dog Park Play Workshop (Sue Sternberg)

Social Behavior & Treatment of Fearfulness, Reactivity & Aggression (Dr. Ian Dunbar)

TTouch: A Method for Anxious, Distractible, Injured or Elderly Dogs (Pam Wanveer)

Successful Second Chances Seminar (Colleen Pelar, Robin Bennett, Pat Miller)

Don’t Make Me Bite You! (Colleen Pelar)

Dominance in Dog Training: An Outdated & Dangerous Approach (Dr. Kathryn Meyer)

Crouching Dog, Hidden Dragon: Help for Reactive Dogs (Jules Nye)

Aggression: What it is and Isn't (Laura Costas)



Professional Member, Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

Mid-Atlantic Association of Professional, Positive Pet Trainers (MAAPPPT)

Full Member, Dog Training Professional of the Pet Professional Guild



Certified Behavior Consultant Canine - Knowledge Assessed (CBCC-KA)

Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)

American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator

American Red Cross pet first aid & CPR certified


Washingtonian Magazine Best Dog Obedience & Behavior Trainer, 2013

2012 DogTec Business Makeover Winner

2011 & 2013 voted Washingtonian Magazine'Best Pet Care

Photographed for the Washington Post

Interviewed for the Washington Post ("Tips for Running with Dogs")

Quoted in the Maryland Gazette

Authored feature on pet care for Angie's List

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