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Hannah Moran
Hannah Moran
19:04 18 May 24
Jay was a great trainer! He was so calm and patient working with our 4-month-old golden retriever puppy, Hudson. Jay's overall knowledge in dog's and their behaviors made me feel that hudson was in good hands. Hudson's favorite part of the week was his training sessions with Jay! At four and a half months Hudson knows all the basic commands and is eager to learn more.
jessica castaño
jessica castaño
16:29 15 May 24
Jay is a really nice and professional trainer, I did finish my puppy training today and Mohana my dog and me learn a lot. Thank you for all your help
Oliver Zurita
Oliver Zurita
17:57 14 May 24
Jay helped train my 1 year plus Chihuahua/Terrier pup. Jay has a calming presence not only for the dog but for me who’s never had a dog before. My dog took to Jay and listen to his commands. He now listens to sit, stay, touch, with me, down and is better behaved that before Jay. Obviously it’s an on going thing to keep teaching the dog and Jay let us know we can reach him for help tomorrow or in 2 years if we need it. I would highly recommend Jay to anyone looking to train their dog without any yelling or forcing the dog!
Izzy Colon
Izzy Colon
21:34 09 May 24
Jay is a amazing Trainer. I do not have any experience of having a dog and he helped me mold my little boy to being the great trained dog he is. My boy Levi loved all the challenges that was thrown his way and with reinforcing the tips I learn from Jay he has made this decision the best choice I could have ever made. Thank You again Jay.
Alexe Partridge
Alexe Partridge
23:31 08 May 24
Jay was great, my puppy learned so much in just 5 sessions! Definitely recommend
Phyll D
Phyll D
00:17 27 Apr 24
Jay was great with my four month old puppy - and I learned a lot too! I’m very happy with the results and highly recommend.
Jill W
Jill W
23:08 31 Mar 24
It has been such a positive and wonderful experience working with Jay, our puppy trainer. Our puppy Sadie respects and adores Jay ( and so do we.) Jay is extremely patient, calm, positive and sets each individualized session to focus on mastering a new command, while the dog is having an enjoyable time. We feel both comfortable and confident reinforcing Sadie’s commands each week using Jay’s excellent tools and guidance. Jay is extremely efficient, professional and dependable. I have been recommending him to everybody Sadie encounters.
Kaley Baum
Kaley Baum
20:29 27 Mar 24
My husband and I called on Jay for help training our 3.5 month old Cavapoo puppy. Jay was great with scheduling, always prompt and got right to work hearing our concerns and desires for training. His training was excellent! With a calm demeanor and positive reinforcement (only!!) approach, Jay really connects and makes training a breeze for both humans and dogs. Puppy training was 5 sessions and I’m very happy with my dog’s progress and know he will continue to learn with continued training at home. I would highly recommend Jay and his services and will call him again in the future. Thank you, Jay!
adil leon
adil leon
23:50 26 Mar 24
I had the pleasure of working with jay on my new puppy training. Jay is friendly professional and knowledgeable from the first session I knew that I was in good hand , jay helped me to get the basic commands down . That made my life so much easier considering this is my very first pet ever . I will always be grateful for that. Highly recommend jay . And this business.
Joe Doyle
Joe Doyle
16:01 22 Mar 24
Jay is GREAT. Friendly, Patient, Professional! We did 5 sessions with my puppy - he leaves you well equipped with training techniques (and how to progress them) and feeling confident on how to approach almost any situation. Highly recommend for anyone out there with a new dog. Great communication too - everything is confirmed via text, email and he’s very responsive. Thanks Jay from Joe & Izzie 🐶
The Knitting Place
The Knitting Place
02:50 18 Mar 24
Couldn't have asked for a better experience with training our Pup. Jay, was recommended by our Vet, and with very good reason, he's exceptional. Jay taught us how to train Bear and gave us clear guidance. He empowered us with proper knowledge on how to train and reinforced the importance of continuity and consistency. Jay is a dog whisperer, highly recommended!
Rick F
Rick F
18:21 04 Mar 24
Jay was great with my dog Henry, was always on time, answered all of my questions. He was very calm and taught Henry and I a lot. Henry took to everything Jay taught him. It was a great experience and I definitely plan on using Jay again for more training in the future.
Sabrina Horn
Sabrina Horn
12:09 03 Mar 24
Jay came to my rescue when Winston, my goldendoodle puppy, was only 3 months old. Within 5 training sessions he has learned to sit, stay, lay down, get off, walk with me, wait, go to his bed, settle, fetch a ball and bring it back to me! The discipline has made him a better companion and theres really only a few minutes each day that I practice with him. Jay is like a dog whisperer… he is wonderful with dogs. He was also able to train my puppy while my older dog was in the room with him. I highly recommend Jay to anyone!!! You can’t go wrong with him.
Sharon Zhong
Sharon Zhong
16:27 27 Feb 24
We loved working with Jay! Our puppy Kaya always responded well to his training and he’s learned so much in just a few classes. Kaya is a very well behaved and easily calmed dog now. Highly recommend Top Dog. Thank you Jay!
Ivan Gregory
Ivan Gregory
02:15 26 Feb 24
Jay is a great trainer, who gives his full attention to your dog’s individual needs. My dog started off extremely scared of new people including Jay but by the end of the training, not only did he love Jay but was very attentive when training. We learned many new commands and I’d recommend Jay for anyone looking to training their pup! It’s definitely worth it in my experience. Jay is accommodating, friendly, and informative. Give him a shot!
Garrett Vanderover
Garrett Vanderover
19:20 25 Feb 24
Jay was great with our dogs and created custom solutions for each of them. I would highly recommend him to everyone I know.
Matthew Aprile
Matthew Aprile
02:08 18 Feb 24
Jay is an exception dog trainer. He trained our new puppy Maple from being a typical 3 month old menace to a well behaved dog! Jay goes above and beyond for his clients and we will continue our training with Jay in the coming months when our puppy Maple is old enough for service dog training! Looking forward to it!
Google user
Google user
23:17 12 Feb 24
In December, we welcomed a new furry member into our family. My medium golden doodle, Toby is only 10 weeks old, and training is an essential part of responsible dog ownership. Fortunately, we discovered Jay from Top Dog Training, and our puppy training experience became both effective and enjoyable. Jay is highly professional, and we gained valuable knowledge from him. Training not only educates our puppy but also teaches us how to interact with our dog properly. It helps my dog learn how to behave, ensures their safety, allows me to understand my dog better, and strengthens the bond between us. Most importantly, training keeps my family and home safe.After completing the 5-session puppy training class, I can now effectively communicate with my dog. Jay has also provided me with numerous helpful tips and is always responsive to my messages even outside of class hours.We consider ourselves fortunate to have Jay as our dog trainer and wholeheartedly recommend him to others.
Marc Berman
Marc Berman
19:20 11 Feb 24
Incredibly happy with jay! My dog was very aggressive when a new dog entered her apartment, he taught me tactics and commands to keep her calm. We spent several sessions teaching my dog basic commands and she listened very well, he has been very helpful and I would highly recommend to anyone. He is very responsive with questions during the week, and I would highly recommend anyone who needs a dog trainer to reach out to Jay
Christine Hollander
Christine Hollander
14:35 06 Feb 24
Working with Jay at Top Dog Training has been the best decision I could have made for my new puppy. Jay has a calming presence that my dog and I both appreciated. We learned the basic commands, and some more advanced, over the course of five sessions. Everyone who meets my dog comments on how well she behaves, and that is due to Jay. I couldn’t be happier! Highly recommend!!
Laura Grzybowski
Laura Grzybowski
22:35 12 Jan 24
Jay has me on the right path in getting my rescue dog to not be fearful of walking outside.I am grateful for that!He took the time to listen to all my concerns and gave me advice during the first phone call - before I even hired him.Thanks Jay!
Natasha Kapoor
Natasha Kapoor
14:26 11 Jan 24
I have a four month old basset hound puppy JoJo who was stubborn, but with Jay’s amazing help she is such a good girl now! I am so happy she had this training, he is great with her and makes it look so easy! Thanks Jay for all your help! We will def be in touch I am sure!
Amy Ragona
Amy Ragona
20:24 04 Jan 24
Jay is wonderful! My dog Sadie is an emotional support animal and he was instrumental in her training. He is very talented and exceptional with “dog talk “I highly recommend
Danielle Garson
Danielle Garson
23:13 27 Dec 23
As experienced dog owners but first time Puppy parents, Jay provided tremendous support for us and our boy, Cody. Cody is our energetic, playful, and friendly 11 month old mini goldendoodle puppy. Jay helped us with basic commands such as, "Come," "Settle," "Sit," and "Leave it," to more advanced commands such as "Spin" and "Heel."Jay is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, patient, and kind. Thank you so much Jay!!!
Malik Turner
Malik Turner
01:44 23 Dec 23
Jay is an excellent coach with methods that just make sense. He makes is look so simple. Would recommend, and very helpful even after the sessions.
Julie Piccione
Julie Piccione
11:45 21 Dec 23
We loved working with Jay! Our puppy Basil always looked forward to his training sessions and immediately warmed up to Jay. Sessions included basic commands and progressed to more advanced skills including leash training. Jay personalized each session to what we wanted most for Basil, and to Basil’s skill level. Overall great value and very positive experience - thank you Jay!
John Schilling
John Schilling
21:05 18 Dec 23
We used Jay from Top Dog Training Nassau County | NYC to help train our 10 week old puppy Zoey. Prior to training Zoey would need to be on a leash in our yard because she liked to pick up rocks. With Jays training Zoey quickly picked up on drop it and leave it so that we could bring her in our yard off leash without worrying that she might eat a rock. Jay gave great instructions and would check at the next lesson that Zoey caught on and retained previous commands as well as learning new ones.Very happy that we found Jay and would highly recommend him to anyone.
- Suh
- Suh
00:50 11 Dec 23
For my 11-month-old, energetic puppy, Jay's training has been so effective. Jay's calm expertise has made a big and pleasing impact. The "sattle" command he taught us has been incredibly helpful to calm my pup and also to brush my dog's teeth. My dog has become even sweeter after Jay's guidance. We are now training " take it", "bring it", and "drop it". It is a big step but enjoyable. I highly recommend Jay for a positive and effective training experience.
Julie Lanzilotta
Julie Lanzilotta
23:59 25 Nov 23
Izzie Belle had a great experience with Jay and learning new tricks and behavioral skills. Always on time, gave good recommendations for dog necessities and had yummy treats!
Guissoo Nabavian
Guissoo Nabavian
00:52 17 Nov 23
Kenji and I had a great experience with Jay. We started after one week of Kenji being home. I did everything I was told to do and practiced daily. Kenji has enjoyed every visit. Jay helped me at my worst times and always answers my texts. We can’t say enough about him and Top Dog Training.
Dee P
Dee P
12:56 16 Nov 23
Well I hear great things about Jay, but I was assigned Ariella, who trains dogs in Queens. Truthfully, I paid $1500 for 10 home training sessions and I felt that I could of just you tubed a bunch of videos and train my dog. I would receive some notes and I felt like the notes were just a copy and paste from another dogs case. She was nice, but for what I paid...I expected more.
James Trani
James Trani
00:38 04 Nov 23
Jay does a fantastic job - clearly explains commands and teaches both dogs and owners! Greatly appreciated!
Steven Laskowitz
Steven Laskowitz
21:42 26 Oct 23
The entire training experience was fantastic. Jay is really good and very patient. He treated my puppy Abbey great, and was very responsive to all my calls and texts. I would highly recommend Jay and Top Dog Training for any dog that needs some structure and training. The post training instruction for me was also really helpful. Abbey absolutely loved Jay!!!
Tamisha Lubin
Tamisha Lubin
16:49 05 Oct 23
I can't begin to express my gratitude and amazement at the incredible work that Jay has done with our beloved furry family member. From the moment we embarked on this journey with Jay, our lives have been forever transformed.Jay possesses a unique and innate ability to connect with dogs on a level that is truly remarkable. It's as if he can speak their language, understand their thoughts, and decipher their emotions. His uncanny rapport with dogs is nothing short of extraordinary.One of the most impressive aspects of Jay's training methodology is his patience. He never rushes through the home sessions and always takes the time to assess our dog's needs and tailor the training accordingly. It's evident that he genuinely cares about the well-being and progress of each dog under his guidance.Not only does Jay excel in teaching obedience commands, but he also delves into the psychology of canine behavior. His insights into why dogs behave the way they do have been eye-opening for us. He doesn't just train dogs; he educates dog owners, helping us understand our pets better and fostering a stronger bond between us.Jay's training techniques are not only effective but also humane. He emphasizes positive reinforcement, ensuring that our dog learns in a stress-free and happy environment. This approach has led to rapid and lasting improvements in our dog's behavior and attitude.Perhaps the most telling sign of Jay's expertise is the transformation we've witnessed in our dog. From a once unruly and anxious pup, our dog has blossomed into a well-mannered, confident, and happy companion, thanks to Jay's guidance.In addition to his skills as a trainer, Jay is a pleasure to work with. His friendly demeanor, open communication, and willingness to answer all of our questions have made this journey enjoyable and enlightening. He has not only trained our dog but has also been an invaluable resource for us as dog owners.Jay is not just a dog trainer; he is a true dog whisperer, a master of his craft, and a wonderful human being. We are endlessly grateful for the positive impact he has had on our lives and the life of our cherished pet. If you are seeking a dog trainer who is not only skilled but also compassionate, understanding, and committed to your dog's well-being, Jay is the person you need. Our family and our dog are living proof of his exceptional abilities. Jay, you are a true miracle worker, and we can't thank you enough for all that you've done!
Diamanto Tsakanikas
Diamanto Tsakanikas
16:39 24 Sep 23
If you are looking for the best dog training, with a positive reinforcement (no punishment) training program, Jay, at Top Dog Training is the best. Jay is an utmost professional, with the warmth of a family friend, and a gentle demeanor that you instantly feel comfortable around. Within minutes our dog was at ease and comfortable around Jay. You can see from the start that he genuinely cared about our concerns, our dog’s well-being, and our family’s relationship with our dog. I was impressed by his thorough interview process and methodical training approach. He took his time to create a bond with our dog and training came about organically. In a couple of weeks, our dog not only was well trained but she had formed a loving bond with Jay, which was touching to see. Our dog’s concerning behaviors, including anxious barking and growling at strangers, resource guarding, and leash pulling, were all addressed. Our dog was calmer, and we were able to walk her without her barking or growling at people who walked by. Jay followed up with us for a couple of weeks to ensure we stayed on top of her new training, which was very helpful. Our experience was a very positive one and we can’t possibly give Jay enough stars. Had we known that we can have this outcome, but with someone who would be kind towards our dog and treat her like his own, we would have done this much sooner. If you want someone who will listen to your concerns, treat you and your dog like family, train your dog with compassion, and obtain positive results, do yourself and your dog a favor, and see Jay. You and your dog will be happier for it!
Nereus Mogaria
Nereus Mogaria
18:21 30 Aug 23
If you are looking for a dog trainer, no need to look any further. Jay is an amazing trainer who worked with our dog Theo (Cavapoo) and got him exactly where we needed him to be. He was very jumpy, pulling the leash on walks and would grab things in the house that didn’t belong to him. We didn’t want this to occur once we had our newborn in the house. We did the 2 week board and training course. It was well worth it. Theo is well trained and behaves well too. Bonus is that Jay came to do two home visits to make sure Theo is still getting the proper home training and adds some additional training guidance to keep him doing well. Jay let us know if we needed him after the training for any additional questions and tips, he is available. I know if I have any dog training questions as Theo continues to grow, Jay is a text message away. Thank you Jay for working with Theo and getting him well trained for our family. We greatly appreciate you!
Francis Tepedino
Francis Tepedino
02:10 22 Aug 23
Jay is a superb trainer who not only gets results, but does so in a kind and understanding manner. Our six month old puppy was nippy, jumpy, and generally difficult to manage. As we would not consider any negative re-enforcement training, we looked at Top Dog as a last resort before potentially trying to re-home her. After a few days working with Jay she seemed to really turn the corner and after the two-week board and train program, literally returned home a different dog. The program includes two at home follow ups and literally an open-ended advice line. Worth every cent.
Melissa Revelo
Melissa Revelo
13:16 12 Aug 23
Jay is an amazing trainer! He gave us the tools and techniques to train our pup Macey. She learned so much during the weeks we trained with Jay. He worked with us every step of the way and each week we saw huge improvements in Macey’s behavior and obedience. He uses positive reinforcement and we could tell Macey loved going to training each week. He was very patient and kind and overall it was a great training experience. We highly recommend him!!Absolutely worth it! Thanks Jay!!
Raquel Vicari
Raquel Vicari
13:08 25 Jun 23
Jay is phenomenal! I have a 4 year-old Beagle who has anxiety. He started to "act out" and he wasn't being so nice to our other Beagle who was a new member of the family. I was referred to Top Dog Training by my vet to get some help with impulse control for Snickers. During my first conversation with Jay, he provided me with tips on how to help minimize Snickers' anxiety. I followed his recommendations and saw improvement within a few days. It only got better once Jay started to work one-on-one with Snickers. Jay really understood Snickers and he was able to keep him focused and calm while working with him. We are a few weeks after completing training and I continue to work with Snickers using the tools Jay provided me with. I am happy to report that there is much improvement. Snickers is calmer, even his separation anxiety has gotten better. He now thinks before he acts and listens to us when we give him a command. Thank you, Jay, for your help with Snickers and Bouncer, we all appreciate you for everything.
Vedanti Gosine
Vedanti Gosine
01:33 16 Jun 23
Jay is absolutely amazing! He changed me and my puppy’s life completely with so many tools and techniques that he provided us. I was able to build a stronger bond and improve my puppy’s obedience. She learned stay, settle, leave it, stop, heeling and recall in only 3 sessions! Jay is such an honest, positive person and treated my dog with love and respect. I’m so happy that I was able to find Jay through Top Dog Training because I cannot imagine anyone better or more suitable for our needs.
Lori Betz
Lori Betz
21:04 14 Jun 23
I have a 2 year old German Shepherd. I was having trouble with him barking at other dogs and leash pulling. I called Jay from Top Dog Training and I saw a transformation in just a few sessions. He told me about some cues to say and it really helped.I will recommend Jay to anyone who is having a problem with their dog. He is very calm and loves working with dogs.
Sheryl Berkowitz
Sheryl Berkowitz
02:10 05 Jun 23
Jay was kind and patient with our little guy. Our pup is extremely nervous. He doesn't let anyone pet him and gets rather nervous when people approach. Jay helped us work on his confidence which was a game changer. Also, Jay has the best treat and toy recommendations to keep your pup busy, which we really appreciated. Jay worked at ourpups speed not our speed. He taught use slow and steady wins the race. We really appreciate everything he did for our pup, he's a different dog!
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02:09 19 May 23
Wonderful experience with Jay... warm, thoroughly knowledgeable and knows his business inside out. Our puppy Pluto is on the hyper side and with Jay's expert help we were able to learn the basics of how to care for and train him. There's a world of difference now after just a few sessions with Jay. It's important not just to train the animal but also the parents to avoid falling into common pitfalls. Jay is an excellent teacher and we are very satisfied. Highly recommend....
the hair hustler
the hair hustler
23:26 05 May 23
I searched high and low for a trainer for our golden retriever puppy , as we have a new baby on the way . After searching for quite some time we decided to hire l Jay at top dog training & we could not be happier ! He is professional , puctual and it is extremely apparent how much he cares about giving your family and you the best experience. We are beyond happy with the results from training & would recommend Jay 100% !
Cristina Rieppi
Cristina Rieppi
18:59 16 Apr 23
Jay is an amazing trainer who helped tremendously with our 2 dogs. I really appreciate the straightforward commands and instruction he provided, all through patience, positive adjustments, and continuous reenforcement. It's also remarkable how quickly my dogs became comfortable with and responsive to Jay. I highly recommend Jay.
Susan Smith
Susan Smith
21:29 10 Feb 23
Jay is a great trainer. My puppy, Bella absolutely loved him. She learned so much in such a positive way. Jay used positive reinforcement methods that got my puppy to respond and learn. Jay taught my family the methods and showed us how to practice in between sessions. I would definitely recommend Top Dog Training!
Tom Singh
Tom Singh
03:23 06 Feb 23
Jay is an awesome trainer! He was very patient with Obi, my 6-month old puppy. As a first time dog owner, Jay provided me with a simplified approach on how to communicate with my puppy using commands. Obi’s puppy behavior has been improving noticeably ever since Jay arrived. I am very thankful.
Daniel Sepsy
Daniel Sepsy
01:20 31 Jan 23
Jay and Top Dog Training has definitely made our lives easier! When our 4 month old puppy started to win the battle of willpower with us and pushed us to our limits, we called in Jay for the professional help we needed and immediately started to see some improvement even after the first session. His patience and style of positive reinforcement training was conducive to engaging with our energetic and somewhat stubborn pup. My puppy and I looked forward to the sessions and appreciated Jay’s knowledge, support and demeanor. Certainly would recommend him to others and only wish we had started sooner!
Anthony Valdez
Anthony Valdez
01:43 29 Dec 22
I worked with Jay to train my 1 year old dog, Mia, and he was fantastic. He was patient (both with Mia and with me), prompt, and attentive every session we had and was always ready with an answer for every question I have. Mia has shown tremendous growth in the time I've worked with him and I cannot recommend him enough to those looking for a compassionate and capable trainer.
Talia Cohen
Talia Cohen
12:58 11 Aug 22
We had an excellent experience with Jay! He was very professional and developed an excellent rapport with our puppy. He helped us understand each component of the particular things we were training Beans on, and generally improved our little guy’s obedience and on-leash behavior. Jay also has a presence that immediately got our pup to pay attention, focus and relax. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to train their dog! 5 stars!
sabrina calloway
sabrina calloway
23:43 25 Apr 22
Imagine you are a first time dog owner and decide to get not one but two puppies within months of each other. Trying to figure out personalities, attitudes, likes and dislikes all while trying to get them to obey quickly became frustrating and felt like it was going to be impossible to keep them both. Then we got smart and hired Jay!!! Luna and Hazel’s behaviors quickly modified thanks to Jay and his special touch. He is extremely knowledgeable and patient. Any questions that I had he was able to answer and provided examples in case I didn’t fully get something. He provided crate training tips and feeding tips when we had a little food bully between the two.Before deciding on a trainer I did my research and the reviews were amazing. I recall a review that said “Jay is the dog whisperer” and how amazing the owner and dog were doing after being trained by Jay. I am here to testify that everything I have read is the truth and then some. I am so satisfied and even more grateful that his assistance and knowledge will be accessible even though our sessions are done. If you want to get your fur babies in order by someone who has an obvious love for dogs and is pleasant, knowledgeable and all around amazing, then Jay is your man. Thanks again and if we get crazy and add another baby to our bunch we will be calling you right back.
Sheila C
Sheila C
16:46 24 Mar 22
Sam was adopted and returned to the shelter twice within two days, due to behavioral issues. We had second thoughts as well after bringing Sam home. I sent a list of goals to Jay, pleading for help. Two months later, all goals have been met. We enjoy each other and live in harmony. Sam's sweet nature, intelligence, energy, and strength now outshine his naughtiness. He no longer destroys everything in sight, mouth, or jump on us. He comes when called, heels, leaves garbage on walks, plays well with dogs, greets people politely, stays off the counter, stops barking on command, goes in his crate, and stays calm at the vet. THANK YOU JAY for teaching us positive reinforcement training, patience and consistency.
Saiham Shahabuddin
Saiham Shahabuddin
21:26 13 Jan 22
Jay is amazing with both of my dogs. One of them is almost always afraid of males but within an hour or so my pup was very comfortable with him. I like his training style the dogs always have a lot of fun and both have improved a lot. Hell also work with you and tailor the training if you need improvements in a particular area. On top of him being a great trainer he’s courteous, professional, always on time and flexible in scheduling. I highly recommend him!
Adrienne Grinder
Adrienne Grinder
13:44 02 Jan 22
Jay was extremely calm and patient with Winnie. He truly has a gift as only his presence would calm her down and allow her to listen better. Jay helped us train our 3 month old corgi puppy into learning some great basic commands, as well as leave it, speak, quiet, place and more! Both I and my boyfriend thank Jay very much and appreciate his time in helping us train our pup. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an in house dog trainer.
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