We understand that training your dog can seem overwhelming. Everything you do with your dog will train or untrain him, making it easy to feel like you are in over your head. Many dog owners just accept unwanted dog behaviors because they feel obedience training is too hard. At JP Dog Training, we will teach you concepts and skills that are easy to grasp so that you can get the results you have always hoped for.
Many dog owners have spent hundreds and even thousands of dollars on dog training, yet with minimal results. The reason many dog training courses don't work or don't last is because owners are not taught by the dog trainer how to apply the obedience training to everyday life. At JP Dog Training, we believe you are the most important piece to the obedience training of your dog. We will teach you our PRACTICAL methods and offer resources so you can train your dog at home during and long after completing our obedience classes.
There are literally thousands of dog training books, videos, and online tutorials. It seems nearly impossible to know which method to choose and where to begin. You can trust that our dog training methods work. If you are willing to work with your dog a little each day, our PROVEN obedience training methods will transform you into a more confident leader and your dog into a well-mannered member of your family.
What started out as a love for his own dog became a thriving family-owned business rooted in helping others train the dogs they love!
Shortly out of college, JP adopted a 12 week old German Shepherd puppy. He spent countless hours working with it, in a sincere effort to provide what the dog needed and deserved. Yet, when this cute little puppy grew into a 100 pound giant, his "cute" puppy behaviors became very frustrating. After running out of ideas and patience, JP enrolled in an obedience training class led by a retired K9 officer and took to heart what he learned. In just a few sessions, JP learned a new way of interacting/communicating with dogs and his confidence grew to help his dog overcome obedience issues that once seemed insurmountable.
Over the next few years, JP would spend countless hours working with his own dogs until eventually neighbors, friends, and other dog owners starting asking if he would help train theirs, too. After some prompting from his encouraging wife, they decided he should take on a few dogs and "see where it goes". The calls and emails kept coming until this hobby grew to help hundreds of dog owners learn to become the leader their dog needs them to be.
We are committed to helping you learn our SIMPLE PRACTICAL PROVEN training methods so you can become the leader your dog needs you to be.
We believe YOU are the most important part to the obedience training of your dog, so we will provide a personal, honest, and positive training experience for you and your dog. The integrity and reputation of our business depends on whether or not we believe what we tell our clients. We work with our personal dogs nearly every day so we continue to grow and become better at helping you learn to lead and train your dog.
"JP trained my 4 month old Corgi, Basil, for two weeks and I am so amazed by her progress and how well he was able to work with her! She is sitting, laying down, walking on leash, among many other things. She's a very different pup than when I left her. JP also taught me how to be a better leader for her. He really sets you and your dog up for long term success. He sent lots of videos anytime I was missing her and was very responsive and easy to schedule with.. Now when I travel I will board Basil with JP because I truly trust him and his team to take care of her. Thank you JP!!"
"This was the best experience ever! My German Shepard Floyd went through the Doggie Boot Camp and came back acting like a champion. This group really taught me the leadership qualities me and my boyfriend needed to be a better leaders to our dog. Highly recommend this training group to anybody! Thank you guys so much.”
" I had already believed in Evie, but JP instilled that into our training each time. I loved how positive and encouraging he was even if Evie didn’t get it the first try. By the end of our final session, Evie had definitely formed a stronger bond with me, my mom, and JP. All of her little accomplishments throughout training were huge steps for Evie. I cannot thank JP enough; our lives have truly changed for the better. "
"Thank you JP for giving Zuko and I the tools we needed for a solid foundation. If we weren’t moving we would DEFINITELY be returning for Level 2"
"JP is a skilled trainer and highly recommended! My husband and I called him in to help with our two German Shepherds. From the initial assessment we were amazed by his passion and desire to empower pet owners to become the leader of their house. We're expecting our first baby and having JP help us learn how to be in charge and create a safe atmosphere for our baby is priceless. He truly cares about his clients and wants to see the dogs succeed. We're so grateful for his help and love the results!!!"
"The results are PRICELESS. Thank you for teaching us how to communicate with our GSD. I recommend everyone should use JP Dog Training."
" We called JP as we were first time dog owners and had zero confidence!! He helped our family understand how best to train and teach him consistently. With so many people in our home, that was key to success for us. Our little Mack was like a sponge and we are seeing his capacity to be trained. Thank you!! "
JP trained our adult Great Dane and English bulldog. JP is very hands on and does not only train your dogs but trains you to be more confident as a dog owner which is critical in getting the results you want out of your pups. We will also start boarding with JP’s dog kennel when we travel. Highly recommend his services!
Excellent trainer. It's obvious in the first 5 minutes of talking to this guy that he is very knowledgeable and loves animals. I am currently learning how to lead my dog and JP Dog Training is leading me!
Highly recommend JP! He taught me how to lead my dog, rather than just get frustrated by "bad" behavior. He is very easy to work with and demonstrates the principles to show how your dog is eager to do what you want if you tell them the right way.
"My sweet pup Benni was very nervous around new people and guarded the house like a maniac. Within two visits with JP she was absolutely in love with him and was eager to follow direction. He did a fantastic job of helping me be a better leader to my little babe to the point where I can walk her with the leash in my pocket and she excitedly sits at a comfortable distance from the door when someone comes by to visit. He was friendly, extremely knowledgeable, my dog loves him, and his communication and customer service were great. I will likely do a few more one on one lessons with him in the future and truly look forward to them."
”If this guy isn't training you to train your dog, who is? JP Dog Training is legit."
"So glad we found JP dog training! JP accommodated our schedule and was so fantastic all around! His customer service was great, always friendly, and so patient with us while we learned how to train our little girl. We will definitely be doing level 2 with him! Could not give a better recommendation if you are looking for someone to really get through to you and your dog or need to clean up a few tricks or behaviors."
"JP Dog Training is fantastic! Friendly, super knowledgeable, and oh so helpful! He gave us insight on how to enjoy our dog. We have never had a big dog before, and he taught us how to train her. JP loves dogs, and that is very evident. We are so grateful for the wisdom and tools he gave us in order to be a better dog owner and leader."
"I’m just a little biased because JP is my dad.... BUT please hear me out!
My dad is the one that taught me to love and to respect both people and animals. He is an amazing leader and will serve you with kindness. He will love your dog like his own. He will train you to lead your dog. He is a good and trustworthy person who adores dogs and his work with them. And he is great at what he does! We had many dogs growing up. They were all fiercely loyal to my dad. Most were raised and trained from the time they were puppies to be well behaved and to play well with us (4 kids) and the other dogs. The ones we rescued he worked with patiently and persistently to ensure they were comfortable and felt safe. He gave them time to adjust to a big family. He re-built trust that had been broken by past abusive or negligent owners. He also trained us (his kids) to respect the dogs and their boundaries. I’ve never been bit by a dog because I was taught to understand their behaviors and respect them, and the dogs were trained to respect people. Thanks for your time! I love you Dad ❤️"
“I recommend JP DOG Training for your puppy or dog. JP has bought dogs from me and has done an exceptional job with training and teaching new owners how to train their dogs. Highly recommend! I send him my dogs to train, too.“
Sonia Griffiths (GSD Ranch owner)
"His dedication & love for dogs makes JP the best trainer. I recommend his services 100%"
“JP has been extremely helpful with our 2 year old giant schnauzer through classes and kenneled training. He took the time to research the breed which better helped him educate us on how to handle our dog. We appreciate his patience and hard work with our pup!”
Ross and Kelsey M.
"We used JP Dog Training to train our Basset Hound puppy. As you can imagine her nose got in the way with everything. JP was great on teaching us how to overcome her nose. Taught us how to train her, and not just did it himself. He equipped us on what to do with her."
"JP is totally committed to accomplishing the goals set for every single dog he works with. I have seen him in action, and he is a gifted trainer! JP is a professional who knows his stuff!! If you want training for your dog, this is the place to get it done!!"
"It took me so long to finally say “yes” to bring a dog into our family, but no regrets now!! Bella has grown so much since December.. over 60 lbs and still a lot more to go. It’s amazing to see how she’s adapted and grown with us. The love is unconditional! There were days we questioned why we started off with a puppy first, but having a such a great trainer really paid off! Thanks JP Dog Training LLC."
"Our Goldendoodle Harley is 8 months old, and we were at our wits end! We saw JP at the dog park and we chatted. I was told by another trainer that Harley needed to be rehabilitated and he would be away from us for 3 weeks at a cost of about $4,000. Thank God for JP! He said all Harley needed was leadership, and he did. JP taught us how to be leaders and he built up my confidence too. We will continue to work with Harley with the tools JP gave us! I can’t say enough about his patience, kindness, & love of animals. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a great trainer."
"JP has done wonders for our family and our dog, Milo. We had initially wanted to train Milo when he was very little, but unfortunately circumstances came up and we weren't able to. By the time we were able to attempt to train him, he was aggressive and wouldn't listen. We took him to classes with JP and he did incredible! JP not only trained Milo, but also trained our family on how to be better dog owners. Milo is now a lot calmer, and is very good at listening to commands. JP is an incredible trainer, and will no doubt do wonderful things for you, your family, and your dogs."
"I sent my boy, Enzo, off to board and train with JP. Let me start by saying, Wow! The attention that JP gives your dog is just 5-star! Enzo is so well behaved. He has door manners, he focuses on me, walks with zero pulling on the leash, he places for over 4 minutes and is 100-fold better on his behavior. He never was a bad dog, he just had too much energy. JP taught Enzo how to channel that energy into working with me and wanting to learn. If you have any doubt about booking with JP, let me tell you, don't. I was getting frustrated at Enzo not listening and didn't realize I was the one messing up. JP’s methods of working with you and your dog works wonders!! Thank you x 100 JP!!"
"We're finally getting to enjoy our dog! We have a high-energy German Shepherd who has long known her obedience commands but had little interest in following them. JP's E-course showed us how to take those commands and actually LEAD her with them. Now instead of barking and lunging and running around like a madwoman all the time, she's looking to us for leadership and doing what we ask of her. We can't believe the change in her! The best part is that it's so doable! The videos are simple, practical, and effective, while easily fitting into our busy schedule. We can't recommend it enough!"
"JP is excellent at sharing his techniques for living with your new family member. Whether it be a new puppy or an older rescue animal, he gives you the tools that will enable you to communicate with your pet. Gus (my GSD puppy) and I learned so much with the Level 1 class that we continued to Level 2. Both classes were beneficial to us and have made life with a 90lb. new best friend worth it all - so much so we plan to continue our progress with JP’s online course. Best investment you can make in your relationship with your dog! Thanks so much JP."
"I highly recommend JP! We went through his training with our 5 month old Goldendoodle. We have a great foundation from our classes! Our puppy has severe separation anxiety - wanting to jump on anyone when we returned him and being super anxious. JP gave us some extra guidance and our dog is responding beautifully. Classes were simple and fun. I always left feeling successful with how to build on what we learned the week prior. Before training with JP, our puppy was running the show. But now, we are taking the lead and our puppy is happy to follow."
"We adopted our 9 month old puppy Maggie in August. She is a Jack Russell/Pointer mix. Full of head strong energy! Our dog trainer JP has helped us transform her into a wonderful dog. She is full of love, energy and now, respect and obedience. We are currently in Level 2 obedience training of his training and she continues to make strides toward being an even more amazing dog!"
"If you’re reading this review, you’re frustrated with your dog, and feeling like you don’t know what to do. You should call JP! You’re not alone, because that was us. We reached out to JP for lessons after we hit a training plateau with one of our dogs. He’s been amazingly helpful in pinpointing how to better communicate with our dog and be better leaders."
"JP helped me establish a better line of communication with my pup, and clearly define the boundaries of a proper owner-animal relationship. My Bandit is happier and so am I. Thank you, JP!"
"We are so appreciative of JP and how knowledgeable he is! He truly is passionate about helping and training dogs. We have already recommended him to friends as we are very happy about the training and advice he has given us."
" I was referred by my manager, who had used JP’s training program for their dog. I did some research beforehand and found that JP would be a good fit for Evie (my dog) and I. Evie was a little different because she didn’t necessarily have obedience issues. Backstory: Evie was found in a hoarding situation with many other dogs and cats and was rescued by Humane Tomorrow. She was placed in a foster home for about 14 months before I knew she was the one for me. Evie never had any consistency or structure in her life and the only people she truly formed a bond with was her foster and me. I read that she would do better in a one-person only household. As she started to form a bond with me it compelled her to be protective because of her insecurities. As a result, this led to horrible resource guarding of me from my mom. She never made direct contact, but it was upsetting to see, and I was on the path to thinking this was not a good fit. This is when I decided to seek help and found JP Dog Training. In just one hour of the initial assessment, it felt like JP had known my dog for the longest time. He really got to know Evie by asking questions about her story. I knew how much of an expert he was because he could sense my dog’s fear and anxiety. He showed so much compassion to Evie by allowing her to trust at her pace. As JP, my mom, and I worked together on helping Evie, she had made progress between each training session. JP’s philosophy of being the “leader” must not be misconstrued with being a jerk. Being a leader was about guiding Evie through her fears and not shielding her from them. At home, Evie was a natural performer and loved to show off tricks. JP and I played off her skills, which made her become more confident each day. We also worked on leash technique, which was also gave Evie confidence, structure, and a fun time on our walks. Anyone can take the tools JP teaches and apply them at home because it truly is that simple. I had already believed in Evie, but JP instilled that into our training each time. I loved how positive and encouraging he was even if Evie didn’t get it the first try. By the end of our final session, Evie had definitely formed a stronger bond with me, my mom, and JP. All of her little accomplishments throughout training were huge steps for Evie. I cannot thank JP enough; our lives have truly changed for the better. "
"Finished up training with JP and couldn't be more happier and pleased with our dog Cooper. Thanks so much JP for everything you taught us! You are awesome! Feeling awesome."
"We finished Level 1 training with our pit mix about 2 months ago. JP was amazing! He really taught us how to be confident and in control. Tonks responded so well and loved the training! She loves when we work with her. The way he equips you makes you feel confident in challenging your dog. JP’s training was so amazing!"
"We just finished up Level 1 with our dogs, Dakota (3 years old) and Penny (9 months). JP was patient and practical in his approach. On our first meeting, both dogs literally pulled me around the park, but after the first session, my husband I had already gained much more confidence and the dogs have responded brilliantly. We are amazed at how quick, efficient and fun its been to go to training. We highly recommend that you have JP train your dogs, as well as coach you into a confident and responsible owner."
"Daisy just completed Level 1 training with JP. He really takes the time to explain the steps of each training process and answered any questions we had along the way. Daisy loved the classes, I would recommend JP to anyone looking to train their dog."
"JP Dog Training is a great choice. JP encourages the pet owner in building a trusting and loving relationship with your dog through consistent obedience. He is patient and gives constructive criticism in order for you to tweek your habits so that your furry friend will thrive, as you develop into their trusted pack leader.
Thank you JP for all your tips and tricks."
"Highly recommend JP! We did training with him for our 3 month old golden doodle, and she has done amazing! JP has the right knowledge about how to hold us accountable and helped us understand our roles! He has helped my perspective with training which has helped so much!! We aren’t finished yet, we will continue to seek out more training with him for sure!!"
"My family really has enjoyed JP Dog Training for our lab/shepherd puppy (5 months). Our dog actually is making huge strides and we are thankful for the online practical training! No-joke, our dog even watched the E-course videos with us haha!"