JP Dog Training LLC
JP Dog Training LLC

JP Dog Training LLC

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Introduction: OUR VISION “We don’t just train your dog - we teach you to train your dog." OUR VALUES • We believe YOU are the most important piece to your dog's obedience training. • We teach SIMPLE PRACTICAL PROVEN obedience training methods you can use in everyday life. • We value a personal, honest, and positive training experience for you and your dog.

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10 employees

6 years in business

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Exceptional 5.0

16 reviews


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Reba L.
Mar 16, 2021

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JP and his wife are responsive in their customer service, and are very professional. We (humans and dog) immediately felt at ease with them both. They have tremendous respect for the owners and the dogs equally, and are not critical of other training methods - they simply believe they have a system that works best! I like that they are respectful and don't criticize other methods - that tells me they are open minded, and that they don't have to lower others with criticism to make their service look good - it looks good all on its own because of their honesty and integrity - now...time will tell if our dog continues to respond to their training methods - we have a lot of confidence going into the private training!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • At the pro’s location

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Thank you for your kind words! We appreciate it!
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Sydney W.
Aug 24, 2020

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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.

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Biting • Chewing • At the pro’s location

JP Dog Training LLC's reply
Thank you so much for your review. We truly enjoyed working with your dog and getting to know you and your family. Thank you again! JP
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Christine R.
Oct 21, 2020
Our little pack was having various issues: too much barking, forgetting their manners, and pulling too much when being walked. We previously hired another trainer who didn’t really help or fit with our training philosophy. Then, we hired JP to help with those issues and to provide an obedience refresher for all of us. JP is patient and understands very well the nature of dogs and humans. Our dogs immediately took to him and he gave us some new tools to use that were very effective. He was flexible with his schedule and really cared about us and our dogs. He really went above and beyond to help us. We all got so much out of his training sessions and life is much more peaceful than it was before! We would use his services again without hesitation.
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Thank you so much for the 5 star review!
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Shayla R.
Oct 1, 2020
JP is absolutely amazing at what he does. My lab went to his “boot camp” and she learned so much. Her impulse control was a primary concern for us and he took note and really worked with her on that. I trust him with my fur baby and I know that she loves him too! I highly recommend JP for any and all dog training needs.
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Thank you for the kind words and 5 star review. We LOVED working with Luna!
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Katelyn M.
Sep 29, 2020
Training with JP has been an outstanding experience! From the beginning, he was great with the evaluation and picked up on things about our dog that we hadn’t told him yet. The training is not only for your dog, but for you as an owner. He teaches you how to communicate in a way they understand and how to be a confident effective leader. He is very hands-on and helps you along the way even if that means adapting to what your pup needs. Remember you have to put the work in if you want to see results. Our bond with our pup is stronger than ever! Thank you JP for everything!
JP Dog Training LLC's reply
Thank you for your 5 star review. You guys have taken all you’ve learned and are truly bringing out the best in your dog. Keep up the good work!
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John Pontius


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    We offer high quality training at affordable pricing. Our selection of training programs has something for everyone. Visit the JP Dog Training website to pick the option(s) that fit your needs. To watch for discounts and special deals, please LIKE our Facebook page and FOLLOW US on Instagram @jpdogtraining.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Ready to get started? Go to the JP Dog Training website and click the GET STARTED page to fill out an intake form. We will walk you through the rest. It's that simple! Don't have online access? No problem. Simply call us and request we mail you an intake form.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    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. Because of our personal journey with dog training, we truly believe YOU are the most important part to the obedience training of your dog. 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.

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