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Basic Dog Obedience Board & Train Program at John Soares School For Happy Dogs

K9 Basic Dog Obedience Programs in New Jersey

Our proven and tested K9 Obedience Board & Train program builds a foundation to communicate and establish a common day-to-day language with your pet.  Having a family pet that not only do you love, but performs on command: “sit”, “down”, “heel”and “come” and basic mannerisms such as no pulling, no jumping, no chewing, etc. is critical. We are skilled in the art of dog training and bringing your relationship with your pet to a higher level. You’ll get compliments on walks in public, when people notice your successful command of your dog. If you spend 10 to 15 minutes a day reinforcing commands, our training is guaranteed for life by John Soares School For Happy Dogs.

Our Board & Train Dog Obedience Method

We make the basic obedience training process easy. First, we schedule a no-obligation evaluation with you and your dog. The evaluation will determine the extent of boarding and training, the price of your program package, and provide an opportunity to ask any questions. Boarding/training programs are the most effective way to train a dog, since the amount of private sessions to achieve the same amount of repetitions and consistency in successful outcomes would extend the training process into months instead of weeks the way our program works.

Dog obedience boarding and training has proven to be a favorite with owners/families with limited time and who desire to have a professional train their pet. We take great pride in families entrusting us to have their pet as a guest at our school. Your pet will have a significant amount of daily interaction, similarly to if he or she were at home with you. The crate is utilized during timeout/resting, and we have climate controlled accommodations that are secure, safe, and comfortable. Our outside facilities include a fenced in exercise area for running and playtime. We guarantee that your best friend’s stay with us will go above and beyond the standards that are set at a conventional kennel, in addition to being fully licensed and insured in New Jersey and boasting countless references, testimonials, and reviews that are a testament to our love for dogs and their higher education. Your dog’s accomodations with us will be at the same level as our own prized competition and sport working dogs.

During Board & Train: What to Expect…

Once training is underway, John will periodically call or message you progress updates at key milestone points in the curriculum. When the program is about to conclude and your dog passes the necessary obedience tests, a pickup date will be scheduled. On the day that you pick up your pet, you will complete the first of four follow-up sessions to take you through what your dog has learned, how to effectively handle your pet post-training, and answer questions. Your dog also receives a complimentary bath at the end of their stay.

When is the best age to start Board & Training Basic Obedience?

With over 28 years of experience under out belts, we disagree that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but the older your dog gets and the more repetitions of disobedient pet behavior they make, the training becomes extensive to establish desired outcomes and can require an additional behavior modification track in training. If you’re a new puppy owner, board and train should start as early as 5 months old. Call us today and we’ll answer questions that you didn’t know you had.

After we met with John, we could tell that he had the knowledge and resources to provide highly customized training that met our specific needs as a family. We like the fact that John’s facility is open rain or shine.  Thank you for everything, John!!!
Jessica Ma


Flexibile Training Methods

Curriculum is based on the individual’s temperament and ability.

How to Command Your Dog

Learn all commands in your dog’s new vocabulary.

4 Follow-up Sessions

Designed to educate you & an opportunity to ask questions.

How to Work With Your Dog

Working a dog is an art; we’ll teach you the tricks.

How to Use Your Leash

The umbilical cord establishing a point of reference in guiding, correcting, and keeping control.

Ensure Pet's Response

Your pet’s response to you and your family is a critical part of training.

Experience Counts

John Soares and the School For Happy Dogs represents everything big box pet stores are not. It may seem counterintuitive, but a trainer that offers too many services can be a red flag. The “Jack of all trades, master of none?” comes to mind.

With  28+ years of experience training just about every breed of dog and countless sport titles, he’ll answer your questions and help you on your path to building a better relationship with your pet through a board and train basic k9 obedience program.

Ready when you are

Your dog isn’t going to train itself (in good behavior). So let’s get the ball rolling. To receive a no-obligation pet evaluation, just let us know a few details. We’ll be in touch very soon. Please use the phone number below or send us a message using our inquiry form.

Our prices for dog training are based on an in-person evaluation of your pet.

Call: (973) 506-4644

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John Soares K9 Training, LLC 1165 Greenwood Lake Turnpike Ringwood, NJ 07456
Tel: (973) 506-4644