Success Stories


We first met Jayson when we brought our 16 week old Doberman puppy Loki, in to start puppy training. We were having issues with mouthing, jumping up, playing too rough with our older dog, pulling on the leash, and puppy ADHD in general!

Loki stayed with Jayson for one week before starting regular training sessions, and when we picked him up we could already tell that there was a dramatic improvement in his behavior. Loki was no longer mouthing or jumping up, was walking well on the leash, behaved much better with our older dog, and was much calmer overall.

Jayson has been excellent at explaining how to work with Loki to correct his bad behaviors and shows us exactly what to do step-by-step. Anytime we have questions between training sessions Jayson has just been a phone call or text away and he has been more than willing to give us extra help when we’ve needed it.

When you meet Jayson you can see his true passion for dogs and his abilities as a trainer. This was very important to us as our dogs are members of our family, not just “pets” and we wanted a trainer who felt the same way about dogs as we do. Jayson is able to work with you and your dog to get the results you want in a manner that is fun, rewarding, and always positive.

In our house we refer to Jayson as “Uncle Jayson.” We could not be happier with the training he has provided Loki and more importantly, the training he has provided us! We recommend Jayson to anyone who is interested in working with a professional trainer.

– Jennifer, Brad, and Loki

Our family has a German Shepherd/American Bulldog mix that was 1 1/2 years old when we first visited Jayson for help. Lightening was very headstrong and aggressive.  He was very menacing towards anyone who would walk by our house, he would try and attack the window and bark nonstop. He would counter surf or take food out of our daughter’s hands or plate if she walked by him. Lightening would jump up on people, and take items that he wasn’t suppose to and shred or destroy the item.

When we took Lightening for the first time to see Jayson he was very standoffish. He would pull at the leash aggressively (we could not walk him at all). When he would see other dogs he would get really aggressive and try to attack. We did the 2 week full immersion program with Jayson. Lightening responded very well. Jayson would keep us updated daily on his progress and would send us pictures and videos throughout his training. When he showed us pictures of Lightening sitting next to other dogs it was amazing as we never thought that day would come.  Today, Lightening responds very well to the commands. We are able to take him for long walks on and off leash. Take him camping without worry, and responds even to our daughter with the proper commands.

Thank you Jayson for all your help as our family is a lot more happier today and he so much more well behaved and knows his boundaries and doesn’t have as much anxiety around strangers and other dogs.  Our household is much more calm and peaceful today.

– Tammy, Terry, and Lightening

We first adopted our dog, he was reactive and anxious. He could not be around other dogs and was nervous around people. We tried several different trainers to address our dog’s behavior with no success, until we worked with Jayson.

When Jayson started working with Dale, we immediately saw changes in his behavior. Dale is now able to play with other dogs. He is calm around people, is less anxious, and has become a playful and loving dog. Jayson helped increase Dale’s confidence, as well as made us knowledgeable and comfortable with Dale in all situations. Even after the initial training sessions with Dale were completed, Jayson has continued to be a support for us. We can count on Jayson whenever we need his advice or help with Dale.

Jayson cares greatly about the dogs he works with and truly understands their needs. He is dedicated to the dogs and their owners. Jayson is always willing and able to answer questions about training and gives advice to help the well being of the dogs he is working with.

– Casey, Derek, and Dale

It’s been a couple months since Lucy completed her 2 week training camp with Jayson. We evaluated 2 other trainers and immediately felt comfortable with Focused Dog Training. Lucy was an out of control puppy with aggression and biting to top off her problems. We were really wondering if there was any hope and didn’t know if we could even keep her.

When Lucy got home, we saw immediate improvement. Most importantly, we could use the “place” command to prevent her from even trying to start her bad behaviors. She was no longer pillaging rooms, chewing up rugs and forcing us to chase her round and round the house. Most importantly, we can let her out in our fenced in yard and trust she’ll come back when called. Heck, the kids could even get ready for school without their pant legs being destroyed!!

Lucy wasn’t our first dog, but this was the first time we’ve used a trainer. We thought she’d outgrow her bad behaviors, but they were only getting worse. We are thankful that we hired Jayson and Focused Dog Training when we did. Lucy is now going on 10 months and is (almost) the puppy that we’ve always dreamed of. Thank you Jayson! I highly recommend Focused Dog Training!

– Brian Judd

We are forever grateful for the amazing support we have from Jason while he trained our 6 month old toy poodle. He went far above & beyond expectations and still is. He was very capable in assessing what’s going on with our puppy and helped our family implement training plans to insure success. He is knowledgeable, caring, & committed to the highest possible outcome for you & your dog. If you choose to work with him, you will be rewarded with a great experience!

– Carla Lee Augustine Albert

Our frenchie Teddy just completed a 2 week bootcamp at Focused dog training. I HAVE A NEW DOG! He is behaving so well, and I swear he is happier because I have learned how to communicate with him. Thank you over and over!

– Adrienne Kostichka

Can’t sing praises enough! We were having a lot of trouble with our Golden Retriever puppy Cooper. We are expecting a baby, and needed to make sure Cooper was in check before the baby arrived. Our biggest problems were that we were never able to get Cooper to calm down and he would take play biting too far. We were really at our wits end, and when Jayson came to do our consultation, he was so reassuring and made us feel like this could all turn around. Cooper attended a 10 day bootcamp, and we were amazed at the results. Our stress surrounding Cooper was gone. He was like a different dog, and our main problems basically didn’t exist anymore. He was no longer out of control. Of course, we still have to work at training as he is still young, but the tools that Jayson and his team had instilled are truly life changers. We are now happily looking forward to bringing a baby into our home with Cooper instead of fearing it. He is now maturing into a sweet, goofy, well-trained golden, and we thank Focused Dog Training for this.

– Rebecca Crivello

I just finished my 4th training session with Jayson and feel like I have a completely different dog from several months ago. We are still a work in progress but it amazes me as to how much progress we obtained in a very short period of time. I have tried other training methods and training companies but nothing was working effectively or fast enough.
My two-year-old, 141 pound, Great Dane was making my life stressful and chaotic with his reactivity to other dogs, food, bones, and strangers. I now have more control in the house, yard, car, and walks. My stress level and anxiety has greatly decreased and I feel that my dog is more relaxed and well-behaved than before. I wish I signed up sooner!!!!!! Jayson is friendly, very knowledgeable, explains things multiple different ways and provides examples so that things are understandable and doable. I am so thankful for Jayson who has given me a new lifestyle of happiness, hope, freedom, control, and most importantly a happy, mentally stable dog. He is an AMAZING trainer!!!!!!!! Thank you Jayson! Clarence loves you!

– Samantha Fiscus

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