Jill Freifeld is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge-Assessed (CPDT-KA), an Animal Behavior College dog trainer program honors graduate, and a Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. She is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Pet Professional Guild, and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Positive, Professional Pet Trainers.
Jill has been with Peaceable Paws for 5 years as a lead trainer and is the Director of our newly created Peaceable Paws Partners – Service Dog Program. Her professional highlights include opening & managing a dog daycare, running America’s Vetdogs’ prison puppy program, building a successful dog walking & pet sitting company, and presenting a lecture on canine communication, body language & play at Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah.
Jill tirelessly works to increase her knowledge of training techniques, learning theory, and behavior. She regularly attends workshops, seminars, and conferences to stay abreast of modern training theories and methodologies. Her continuing education has included study with dog training luminaries Sue Sternberg, Suzanne Clothier, Dr. Susan Friedman, Ken Ramirez, Dr. Ian Dunbar, Linda Tellington-Jones, Ken McCort, Shade Whitesel, and others.
Jill has worked with animals for over 35 years, and for more than 10 years as a professional dog trainer. She lives in Boonsboro, MD with her 14 year-old redbone coonhound/Rottweiler mix named Bart.