Voted Winner Best of Denton County 2023 and Neighborhood Favorite on NextDoor three years in a row 2021-2023
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
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 pie
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 mo
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.
"Definitely the best around!"
"Amazing! I can't say enough about their ability to train dogs."
"Beyond our expectations. JP’s methods are pure magic. Cannot thank him and his team enough!”
"Highly highly recommend JP. Our 6 month old Boston terrier was a handful before JP entered our lives! From the second he walked in our door it was like our dog was in a trance. JP is so incredibly knowledgeable and takes the time to train you so that you can live comfortably with your pet. I was so impressed by how JP was able to get her under control within minutes and then taught us how to do it as well. JP is patient, kind and a wealth of information but will always focus in on what your struggles are with your dog. Our Boston terrier has learned so much in just four short weeks, I'm amazed! She knows so many commands and no longer bites like she used to. It was hard to say goodbye to JP after our sessions ended so we decided to sign up for additional training! If you put in the work with JP by your side, you will be amazed with the results!! Thank you JP!"
"Amazing experience! He teaches you how to train your dog and how your dog thinks. So glad we went with JP Dog Training."
"JP helped us train our dogs. They're behaving so much better and I now feel more confident in helping my dogs to behave the way we want them to -- not jumping, not pulling. Not only are the dogs better, I've learned how to train my dogs continually. 10/10 recommend!"
"JP is the second dog trainer I had for my GSD dog Canelo but he's the #1 trainer in my opinion. He did not only train my dog, but he also taught me how to train him. We learned so much from him with positive methods of training and I was very surprised for my dog's improvement since the first session. I had a terrible experience with the first trainer and it was honestly a waste of time and money. I learned that NOT every trainer is capable of dealing with certain breeds and some would try to get as much money out of you as they can and teach nothing to you/your dog(s). But JP believed in Canelo's potential to be a good dog and showed me what I needed to do in order to make that happen and that gave me confidence to be the leader my dog needs. I'm very thankful to have found such a good trainer who genuinely loves dogs of ALL kinds and truly cares about my dog's improvement and as a dog mom seeing the outcome of all the hard work and effort put into it is just beyond amazing. We're forever grateful and happy to have had such a good learning experience with him! And would definitely recommend JP Dog Training to anyone looking for guidance and help."
"I highly recommend JP Dog Training! JP and Marsha are experts in their field. I got a Shiba Inu puppy when he was just 10 weeks old. He was adorable, but had some trouble listening. He pretty much just did whatever he wanted to do, whenever he wanted to do it! So, I sent him off to JP Dog Training for their 3-week boarding program when he was 4 months old. What a difference that made! He came back home, and his behavior had greatly improved. The best part is that the training has stuck with him. He's now a year old, and he remembers everything he was taught! Even my family is commenting on how well-behaved he has become. I'm so grateful to JP and Marsha for all the work they put in training Mr. Buddy. I know I can only attribute his progress to their training efforts. Long story short, if your dog needs training, please call JP! He's got you covered!"
"They did a phenomenal job of teaching our dog skills to make him a more polite member of our family."
"I hate to admit how much my pack was running the house, but it lead to extreme stress. After spending time with JP, our pack now walks together, eats together and obeys together. Our situation was unique, which made it harder to train my husband and I, but none the less, we are now the leaders and the girls are under our guidance. Our house is less stressed, the pack is happier, but more than anything, they are respectful. Thank you, JP!"
"We have a high intensity pit mix that was a stray puppy my son took in, and he had now become our dog. He is 4-5 years old and was never given any formal obedience training. Walking this sweet guy is a stressful nightmare if there are other dog walkers in the neighborhood. I scoured YouTube looking for a training plan that would work with him, and everything failed miserably. I started searching for dog trainers in the area and found JP Dog Training. We were saved! This little, but insanely powerful dog of ours is smart - I knew he could be trained, I just didn’t know how to do it. JP Dog Training teaches YOU to train your dog. When you gain confidence that you can lead your dog out of intense situations, your dog magically begins to listen to your commands and relax. They gave ME the confidence to train my dog to listen to me and not his own whacky mind. If I could give JP Dog Training 10 stars, I would. They are professional but relaxed. Incredibly knowledgeable, and we saw immediate results! This is the real deal - super reasonable fees for private lessons. Best money we ever spent! If you fail to have a well trained dog after their level 1 training, it is because YOU aren’t listening to them."
"JP is very caring and passionate Dog Trainer. I highly recommend him. When I adopted my dog she would constantly bite her leash but after only 5 lessons with JP he got her trained where she doesn’t do that anymore. I’ve had my dog two years and she does not bite her leash at all anymore."
"My dog now has the foundation he needs to be a well-mannered member of our household, while still being his goofy, loveable self. Thank you JP Dog Training for helping set us up for success and for teaching us how to set boundaries in a loving and gentle way."
"I rescued a 10 year old dog last October who was living with transients. He had been abused and malnourished to say the least; from a collapsed trachea to injured hips, back and hind legs. It took over 6 months for him to trust me but he would still bite me if I touched his hind area, barked uncontrollably at every dog and could not be trusted with others. I moved to TX this summer and reached out to JP Dog Training. After the consult, I just knew they were the right trainers for Cooper given their positive reinforcement and owner-led philosophies. Cooper was in their Doggie Boot Camp level 1 for two weeks and wow! What a difference!! They earned his trust and through their disciplined approach and loving care, not only were they highly successful in training him but they gave him confidence and he isn’t barking at other dogs plus he is doing well on his walks and responding well to the at home training. I have the dog I always knew he could be! With consistency, attending weekly group training and me taking control to be the best leader for Cooper (and love of course) we will really enjoy the rest of his life. I am beyond thankful for JP Dog Training!"
”Just finished 4 weeks of JP Dog Training with our new canine River. I was doubtful going in that the class was worth the investment, but now I’m 100% aligned with JP’s approach. His focus on helping owners understand why their dogs do what they do and his calming approach to show you how to define leadership for your dog is right on target. Thanks JP!”
“We are so grateful for JP! We came to him after our dog, Dakota got “kicked out” of doggie daycare. Dakota wasn’t picking up on social cues from other dogs, wanted to meet and “play” with all of them, she also pulled on leash and wasn’t any fun to walk. JP gave us the confidence and techniques for us to further train her after we finished training with him. She is MUCH better behaved and we’ve learned to have fun with her training! Would recommend JP to anyone!”
”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!!!"
"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 ❤️"
"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 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 personal 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 (Camp Bow Wow in Flower Mound TX), 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 happy 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!"
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