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JR Dog Training | Montreal Area | Master Dog Trainer Montreal

Montreal Quebec
(514) 631-7478

Would Recommend

Joe is a great dog trainer and was absolutely fantastic with our 3 year old poodle.


JR has helped us with our puppy Rocco so much. We tried to train him ourself and with another trainer but failed and Rocco and his stubbornness always won. With JR we noticed a difference with Rocco after the very first lesson. He is consistent and explains every step and doesn’t stop unless you and your dog understand. Thank you Joe!!!

Best Dog Trainer

I would say that he is the best of the best :) my dog Tiny has been amazing since I brought him to JR. don’t look any further if you live in the Montreal region! Thank you Jay!

Instantaneous results

My dog feared other dogs and people. He was always ready to attack. The first trainer I had hired wasn't effective at all. Joe however understood my dog's behavior and helped me resolve his fears and anxiety. Joe's training method saved my dog. Thank you Joe!!!!

Effective training

Joe is definitely a fantastic dog trainer... Although we realised that he is also a very efficient dog owner trainer as well. We have a jack Russel mix puppy that quickly outsmarted us. Within one session we can see a change in behaviour. I very much recommend JR as he has helped us have a great experience as first time dog owners.

Could not have done it without JR!!!

Being a new, first time dog owner of a German Shepard, and a mother I knew I had to hire the best and I did! At 5 months, we began lessons at 8 weeks, my puppy is now walking off leash and makes no messes around the house. He is also incredible with my daughter and loves socializing with other dogs. The key is to hire JR within the first week you receive your new family member, listen to what JR teaches you and then practice... practice ... and lots more practice.

best dog trainer hands down!

from the first day that joe came over for my baby husky malamute, i immediately saw changes in my puppy. you have to listen to his instructions and practice practice practice... that’s the key. now my dog is 7 months old and has been off leash at around 6 months, does not take off, does not bark, bite, pee or poo in doors. i have the perfect the companion and it is all thanks to jr! i highly recommend it!


We rescued an American Pitbull terrier over a month ago, he is 4 1/2 and we wanted to be armed with the best tools and techniques possible to help Spike adjust and be the great dog we know that he is. We contacted Joe Rosen prior to us adopting Spike because I knew that he had the experience that we needed to train our dog. From the first lesson at our home, Joe's techniques showed immediate results and they are very effective. If you listen to Joe's techniques, be consistent and do what he teaches you to do with your dog then you will have results and an obedient dog. He is always just a phone call away with any concerns that we may have regarding Spikes training and whenever we feel the need to refresh our training with Spike in the future, we simply go back at anytime. It's part of his training. Amazing! We highly recommend him.....and Spike just loves Joe!!

Effective Training

JR has been helping me train my 6mo old pomeranian, poodle, russell terrier mix. The first session was at my home and I saw results immediately. There was significant decrease in my dog's biting, whining and other bad behaviors. Over the following weeks, my dog's training only got stronger and he is almost fully obedient off leash. What I like about JR's classes is that I am present at all sessions so I know the proper commands to make my dog obedient. We meet once a week with other dogs and their owners outdoors which I prefer because it not only socializes my dog, but exposes him to distractions that we can train him to ignore. I then spend a few minutes here and there during the week to practice what we've learned. Another big advantage is the guarantee that JR offers; if ever a few years down the line my dog starts misbehaving, I can bring him back to reinforce his training.

Happy customers

We got Prabu as a puppy and she turned into a little terror! JR helped us out and now she is an angel with a fan club. JR even came by to answer questions about Prabu’s relationship with our new babies.

Bear The Rottweiler

On behalf of Bear, my wife & I, we cannot thank JR enough for all of his help. We are now confident when bringing Bear around other dogs, thanks to JR's help. A controlled setting amongst other dogs, with JR's support equals success! We highly recommend JR's training, you will not be disappointed.


I was referred by a friend to JR and I have no regrets; Jr is professional and straight to the point in terms of what you have to apply order to have a well behaved dog. recommended

The best dog trainer I have ever worked with

Jr has been training my dog for about 3 months now. The results are almost immediate, he is very knowledgeable and can make any dog into a great pet. I recommend Jr if you want great results.


My puppy is a wonderful dog, but she suffers from anxiety which causes her to have many issues The vet called her a lemon and asked if she could become an outdoor dog :(, so we were very concerned that we were not going to be able keep her because of her anxiety issues. Joe came to our home for our first meeting and taught us how work with our puppy to help her issues without any anti-anxiety medication. We now go weekly to his training classes and after the first class, we immediately saw an improvement when we walk her around the neighborhood. We are now learning basic commands (sit, stay, come, down) off leash in a group environment and she is less and less uncomfortable every class. Joe did not “cure” my puppy immediately because that is impossible, but I see progress all the time and none of this would have happened without Joe.

JR is the real deal!

JR is the real deal. Great attitude and attention to every detail. He has a great way of putting us owners at ease and holds us accountable every step of the way. Our St-Bernard puppy is so well behaved thanks to Joe and we highly recommend him for all breeds and ages. We have heard and seen success stories first hand of Joe helping owners with troubled dogs and it is very encouraging. Joe will never give up on any dog or any owner, no matter what the situation and history. Thank you Joe and we look forward to and know that you will help us get the best out of Apollo!

Very effective training

JR really helped our dog become behaved and obedient. We saw progress from the first day. JR really gives great tips and advice that are specific to your type of dog. The man knows what he's doing. I would definitely recommend him, especially for stubborn dogs.

Best Trainer

Great with step by step levels of training. JR knows the behavior of different breeds and can help with the training of Dog/Owner. Our puppy retriever was trained from 4 months with JR and after 8 sessions she was obedient and able to be off leash. Would recommend

Best trainer

My boxer has completely changed since she’s been with jr training.. She listens when she has to, comes when I call her and doesn’t jump people at the door ..I am sooo impressed because I didnt think it could happen this fast. I highly recommend Jr Training to everyone!!


My dog has been in training for just over a month now. I needed to stop her lunging at other dogs. With Joe's guidance I now have her sat with other dogs in the group and she doesn't move an inch and she is 30 feet way from me. As remarkable achievement in such little time. I will continue with his guidance knowing I should be well equipped to handle my dog in the future and knowing I can call him even after training sessions are over. Thank you Joe

Curbing lunging

I started training my dog with Joe about a month ago. My dog would lunge at other passing dogs. He has given me the tools to work with her effectively. She will sit whilst I am 30 feet away and not move an inch with other dogs near her. A remarkable achievement in such a short period of time. Thanks Joe. I will continue to work with Joe to perfect his training methods knowing I will have a well behaved dog

Great with my Pitbul

Great with my Pitbul, prior to visiting JR he was chewing up all my shoes. Best Dog Trainer in Montreal

Pitbull issue

Took my 3yr Pitbull to JR and he went from Chewing my shoes to well behaved. BEST DOG TRAINER IN MONTREAL

truly amazing

The instructor was truly amazing, his teaching style: helped boost my confidence and his class addressed all the issues I was having with my Poodle, Rexie. I now have the tools to meet the challenges I may encounter. I have been to several dog trainers in montreal and by far JR's has helped the most! Thank you so much for all of your work and creativity was much appreciated.

Best Dog Trainer in Montreal

Joe is definitely a character and has the best interest of your dog and yourself at heart. I've been fortunate to attend his classes since my pitbull was 4 months as you can go as long as you want. It was my responsibility to have a docile example of a dog. My dog is docile and listens to me to a tee. Thank you JR for your love of these misunderstood companions.

Obedient Dog Training = Happy Mom/Customer

we are respecting commands more today thanks to #jrdogtraining ... dogs that listen = happy mom/customer

Best dog training in Montreal

JR is a breath of fresh air and is a dog whisperer with Kayla (our pitbul) I’ve never seen her so obedient and responsive, best dog trainer by far in Montreal.

Best Dog Trainer in Montreal

Best Dog Trainer in Montreal

Great Dog Training

He is a great trainer, he understands how dogs see the world. My dog has gone through amazing changes , from the 1st visit.

Great Trainer almost a Dog Whisperer

I went to JR for help with my puppy, a little background my dog Juice would pull, chew up everything and would not abide by my rules and commands. I googled Dog Trainers Montreal and went with another company that I will not name and spent 700$ with them for nothing they used a treat reward system which worked for the first 2 weeks then when I stopped giving him treats he went back to the way he was. My Family and I contemplated giving him up, but we decided to give it another chanced as the kids were in love with Juice. In comes JR and in the first 10min of being with Juice I saw a change, we have completed the 8 week course with him and I can proudly say that my dog will now stop and sit on a dime without a leash, he's happier and more importantly my family is happier! I should have gone to him first but I am glad that he could help us and correct the mistakes I/we were making!  I cannot thank him enough, he is the best. 


We were amazed at just that one time you coming.He is a different dog! He doesn't even pull me on a leash like he did HE was sooo good at camp ground.  You are amazing 

Amazing Dog Trainer in Montreal

He helped me train my rotty a long time ago, was amazing.

Best Dog Trainer in Montreal

Joe is definitely a character and has the best interest of your dog and yourself at heart. I've been fortunate to attend his classes since my pitbull was 4 months as you can go as long as you want. It was my responsability to have a docile example of a dog. My dog is docile and listens to me to a tee. Thank you JR for your love of these misunderstood companions.

Best Dog Trainer in Montreal

I have spoken to many friends who have had him and they have all sworn by him, he is patient and very good at what he does, I saw a change in the way my dog responded to us almost immediately. If you are looking for a dog training he is very good, comes to you for a consultation and is very accommodating. 

The Best Dog Trainer for Molly

I am so thankful for JR and his guidance that I now have an important member of the family who is playful, fun and very affectionate, but most of all obedient. My hat is off to JR as he was the right all dogs can be trained and that you just need to put your effort and time in as well as having the right instructor 

Choose JR as your dog trainer you will not be disappointed

Making JR our choice, showed improvement almost immediately. After training, he is well behaved and more attentive on and off the leashWe see improvements every class we attend.  Choose JR as your dog trainer you will not be disappointed.

Could not have asked for a better dog trainer

JR has been privately training our two adult bulldogs for the last month and it has been amazing! One of my dogs who we could never get to sit now sits when told to with no hesitation. The other one who was beginning to show signs of aggression towards our two small children is becoming calmer and much more trustworthy. JR is getting their fighting under control (both with each other and the vacuum) and we couldn't be happier. My dogs love all the praise and attention they get from JR during their sessions and are always excited to see him! It is such a relief to have his help and I wish we had contacted him much sooner.I first met JR 15 years ago when my parents took our family dog to him. The dog had become aggressive and we wouldn't have been able to keep him if we didn't get his behaviour under control. But with JR's help we were able to do just that and I got to spend many years with one of the best dogs ever. Now, all these years later, he's helping my family again. Thank you, JR!

Best Dog Trainer in Montreal

Please please do not believe all you read..JR has trained 3 of my was saved because of his methods..I can't thank JR enough..truly great trainer..he has done so much for us...we strongly recommend people who love their dogs use him..he's great, fair and passionate about his work..some people are not fair about him, and will say things just to rock the boat...our whole family has used his services for years..there is no one a matter of fact in his class that we attended there were 3 dog owners that had used other so called trainers..and still needed to come to JR's classes so he could fix what the others had or hadn't done.....thanks JR....keep up the good work.. Ray.

extremely knowledgeable and one of a kind

JR is extremely knowledgeable and one of a kind.  The steps he provided to assist in training are easy to understand and presented well.  The trick to the training is actually performing the actions on your own.  Trainers can't train your dog, they train us and then we have to implement the changes in our behavior which can lead to changes in the dog's behavior.  If you are invested in your dog and willing to put in the time then you will see positive results.  JR was very professional and really helped our family train our pup. Thanks JR

Best dog training ever

He helped me turn my doberman from a menace to a great dog who listened and obeyed me extremely well. I admit i was skeptical at first, but JR's Dog training is hands down the best thing I did for my dog.  JR helped me out in my situation, helped train my dog and worked with me at every step of the way and i am very thankful. He was recommended to me by friends AND my vet! A vet won't recommend just anyone, but only what is best for the dog, and JR is the best

Perfect fit

My 2 years old boxer (Hugo) and I are students at JR's school for over 3 months...and every week I see significant change in him; and I keep bringing him to JR's class not because I see degradation in his behavior but because I want to be completely stress free when I take him for a walk.So, to put you in perspective, a boxer, lots of energy which seems to translate in a very volatile behavior:  (i) very crazy playful to, what it used to be, (ii) very aggressive (towards new dogs). My wife and I, at one point, we counted the number of "dog-friends" he had and it turned out to be around 20...but every time he saw new dogs he would, sincerely, loose it and would charge at them. Also, every time people or DOGS walked in front of our place he would bark none stop until  they were out of sight (mind you, he's a big teddy bear with children and strangers). And, on his walk, every time he saw someone walking towards us, he would pull towards them (did not show signs of aggressivity) but, honestly, people would get scared (I completely understand them). So, we were in a very delicate situation, I would be stressed coming from work thinking of where can I take my dog for a walk without any sort of complications...and, man, did I not want to leave Hugo excluded from society...things would have certainly got a lot worse. So, at one point we thought of giving him away (which hurt me so much, we are so attached to him and he trusts us with his life, extremely loyal) but who would have taken him anyway? And one last thing, as soon as we got Hugo at 7 weeks old, we called a trainer who only believes in positive reinforcement. This guy, honestly, also did a great job. But at one point, with Hugo's impulsivity and power and with his desire to become head of the pact (it would seem), we had to think like a parent and start to put him in his rightful position.  If at this point, your dog's behavior does not match Hugo's, don't worry, JR dealt with all sorts of dogs (ex: simple puppies and dogs that are unfriendly to: children, cyclists, skateborders, pedestrians, cars...and dogs ;) ) . Joe believes so much in his capabilities that he would assess the situation before hand, and he would then fixe the price; if however you need more classes or you want more classes, he would not charge you a penny more (unless you want a different type of training; ex: guard dog)! Now, the one point that seems recurrent in the reviews relates to his methods. One thing that I have to tell you is that the people who quit his class before the end of their corresponding program, will tell you mostly inaccurate things on JR: that he hates dogs and that he apparently insults his clients! First, I have to tell you, for those who don't know, the dogs are rarely the ones to be blamed on for their bad behavior, so you should also be expected to receive some adequate education from any trainer, including JR. So, during your first classes with JR, you should expect a more conservative approach, where he will quickly tell you when to: make you dog sit, when to start walking with him, make him sit again, walk, sit, etc. And if the dog does not listen or if you don't correct your dog accordingly, Joe will intervene. And when he intervenes and if you mistakenly generalise his methods on the inaccurate reviews here, you'll think that Joe does not train dogs properly and you'll think that he insults you...but after some time in his class I came to realise that he is very direct in his comments because he simply does not want your corrections to be repeated unnecessarily. Yes, as taboo as it seems nowadays, we use such things as the choker in his class, BUT trainers like Joe, teach us how to properly use the choke so that dogs are not harm by it  (as opposed to the other reviewer who probably did not stay long enough in the class) and if used properly only the sound of the chain does the need to choke him at all! At first, I was very worried about using other techniques than positive reinforcements, believing the possibility that Hugo would get even worse than his initial situation.  HA! now, after 3 months in JR's class, Hugo not only walks by me with no leash  when other dogs are around (see, don't need the choke anymore) but, so far, he made 5 new dog friends (something I would never have imagined)! I even get compliments on his behavior, and I have seen so far no unexpected bad behavior coming from him. In a few words, JR has fixed every problem I mentioned and thanks to him, I avoided doing something extremely regretful: abandoning him!

Effective Techniques

I am a fan of JR for one reason, the results, the tools he gives us as pet owners to train our dogs is in the end, a life saver. The amount of times I am juggling groceries, my kids and the dogs, I have to say the results are proven to work. My dogs are calm, excellent off leash dogs and wonderful family companions. His technique with the chain is limited to shock training, it isn't meant to hurt the dog or abuse it in any way (I am a huge animal activist, I wouldn't do anything to harm my babies in any way) Essentially with the pack mentality in mind, a mother to it's pups will use body language to communicate danger. Often (just like spanking with our kids) if a pup strays the mother will not be gentle and nip the pup so it understands BAD IDEA, the pup doesn't need to know why, it just needs to listen for it's own safety.As soon as my dog got the idea of what the chain was for, we switched over to the commands using sounds like a clap or snap of the fingers. The chain was used to associate wrong doing and shock, never to harm.If the result of the training is a dog that seems to be afraid then as the dog owner you didn't listen correctly and should be worried. JR trains owners, not dogs, the owners need to understand when adopting a dog, it isn't about the dog listening to you, as much as it is you listening to the dog. Not a fan of the chain at all, but a proven method that has nothing to do with abuse. Any dog lover with enough academic research will know this!

You will not regret taking his classes

I really enjoyed my training from JR's Dog Training.  I was refered to him by my vet, and i have not regretted taking his classes at all.  I have tried 3 other vets, and they all gave up on my dog, but not JR.  His method is effective, and really quick.  He even came over to my house for a free follow up because i needed some help with the doorbell, and it was impressive how he was able to make the dog listen to him, even though he wasn't his master!You can not make a mistake by going with JR's Dog Training!  It might seem like i work for him from such a review, but i don't!Visit - for more information!

JR's a Magician

Joe turned my dog from a little menace into a little model citizen. My dog is inching closer and closer to my idea of the perfect pet, and I have common sense and JR to thank for it. His methods aren't rocket science, they are consistency and hard work. He's been at this for 30+ years and it shows. He came highly recommended from the well-regarded rescue where I got my dog, and so far I've got nothing but good things to say about the results I've seen. Don't bother with ignorant comments about dog abuse here - whatever corrections he performs on the dogs are far less intense than what they do to themselves in the wild. It's impossible to imagine how many dog's lives he's saved so far, but I imagine it's more than a few.

Totally impressed

I adopted an 8 week old puppy, adorable and rambunctious. This is my first dog so I was really nervous about the training. My friend raves about JR and the huge difference he made in his older dog’s behaviour. I called him up and was immediately reassured that I had made the right decision in contacting him. He was professional and obviously knew what I was getting into. I took his classes and puppy graduated!!! He’s such a good boy! Everyone loves JR and couldn’t imagine going anywhere else. He’s easygoing, gentle and cares so much about the dogs. Our class bonded and none of us could imagine better outcomes anywhere else. Worth every penny.