Jill Freifeld, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, ABCDT
Jill Freifeld is one of a handful of people who have attained both Certified Behavior Consultant Canine-Knowledge Assessed (CBCC-KA), Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Knowledge-Assessed (CPDT-KA) certifications. She's also an Animal Behavior College honors graduate. Jill offers in-home behavior modification and dog training services as the owner of Happy Hound Training, and is the co-owner of R+K9 in Winchester, VA.
Jill demonstrates her commitment to professional integrity by maintaining membership in the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the Mid-Atlantic Association of Professional, Positive Pet Trainers (MAAPPPT), & the Pet Professional Guild (PPG). She is also an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.
Jill’s professional experience highlights include serving as Lead Instructor and Director of Service Dog Training for world-renowned author and dog trainer Pat Miller, opening and managing a dog daycare, running America’s Vetdogs’ service dog training prison puppy program, and building a successful dog walking and pet sitting company.
Jill constantly works to increase her knowledge of various training-related issues including learning theory, nutrition, cognition and ethology. She regularly attends workshops and seminars to stay abreast of the most up-to-date dog training methodologies and theories. Jill’s continuing education has included work with such dog training luminaries as Sue Sternberg, Suzanne Clothier, Shade Whitesel, Dr. Ian Dunbar, Linda Tellington-Jones, Ken McCort, Dr. Susan Friedman, Ken Ramirez, and Pat Miller.