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Professional Education to Develop a Dog Training Career

Become a New Jersey Dog Trainer

The BEST Education to Start a Career as a Certified Dog Trainer in New Jersey

8 reasons to start your apprenticeship with John Soares.

Comprehensive Training Programs

Our Commercial Course for Becoming a Dog Trainer and Master Course Level 1 & 2

Training & Mentoring with John Soares

You’ll train with one of the best in the world 1 on 1. All of the questions you didn’t know you had. Answered.

Basic Obedience Training

On Leash foundational training taught in a variety of environments.

Advance Obedience

Learn how to train dogs off leash beyond a 6′ leash.

Manage Behavior Problems

We’ll teach you how to control any number of behavior modification scenarios.

Communication is Key to Success

Learn effective interpersonal communication skills and client interaction.

Experiential Learning

Your academic curriculum will include interaction with trainers, helpers, and kennel owners to share ideas and learn.

How to Grow Your Business

We guide you in strategies to grow your business organically and successfully.
Become a Dog Trainer
Your opportunity to launch a new career today.
Becoming a top dog trainer can generate more income than you might think. What if we told you that you (Yes you!) can generate six figure income through training dogs? Through proper education on becoming a dog trainer, you will have the foundation to build a successful dog training school.
A tested curriculum that works.
When you consider how many dogs John Soares has trained over almost 30 years and how many competitions John has either won or helped a competitor win, you can understand why even the best K9 handlers and trainers call upon John for advice to complex K9 training scenarios. He is one of the most tested and respected trainers. Period.
NJ dog trainer courses
NJ dog trainer courses
A tested curriculum that works.
When you consider how many dogs John Soares has trained over almost 30 years and how many competitions John has either won or helped a competitor win, you can understand why even the best K9 handlers and trainers call upon John for advice to complex K9 training scenarios. He is one of the most tested and respected trainers. Period.
Dog Trainer Course Tracks at John Soares K9 Training
“A good dog trainer can be defined as knowing how the predictability of one action will influence a desired action.” 

The dog training profession is a service – a service that is based on clear communication. A dog trainer’s course should provide you with the skills to train dogs as well as an understanding of mistakes people generally make which can induce disobedience, behavioral problems etc. Clients appreciate this education – it makes them feel part of their pet’s or K-9’s training experience.

Remember, today we live in an information based society. People like to learn. We find this consideration leaves a lasting impression bringing you success and REFERRALS.

The pet industry has grown tremendously in the last few years. People who have dog training skills are in demand. More dogs are being used professionally than ever before. Our courses are designed to simplify and show you how to shape behavior.

Commercial Course for Becoming a Dog Trainer

Our Commercial Dog Trainer’s Course will teach you how to make the common pet conducive to living with a family. This training is the foundation to making the pet socially adjustable to human interaction and social settings. You will learn how to establish a clear line of communication between the pet and its owner. If you currently have a dog, it would be trained as part of your apprenticeship. The course will cover:

  • Basic Obedience (On-Leash)
  • Advance Obedience (Off-Leash)
  • Controlling behavior problems
  • Basic maintenance and dog cleaning
  • Proper client interaction
  • How to get business
Master Courses
This Course for Dog Trainers covers training that is directed at using the dogs natural drives and instincts. This course goes beyond making a dog socially adjustable. It’s about cultivating present drives and tendencies (which are genetic) into a productive manner.

For those interested in this course read TRAINING METHODS – HELPER COURSE

Anyone considering this course needs a proper dog to fully benefit from this program.

John Soares K9 Training, LLC Reviews

Susan ManalioSusan Manalio
12:03 17 Jul 23
My 7-month-old White GSD Star, just returned from her 4-week board and train with John. What an amazing difference in her obedience. I worked with her since she was 8 weeks old to build a good foundation but started struggling with her on-leash training as she got older. She was also extremely mouthy when taking her collars on and off, which had to change. John’s ability to evaluate, read and work with dogs is second to none. To say the results of my expectations were unmatched, is an understatement. Every week I was sent updates, videos, and pictures on how Star was doing. During these 4 weeks I missed her terribly, but I knew she was in the best of hands. Upon her return I participated in the first of 4 training sessions which were included in her board and train. John taught me, as the handler, how to work with Star with the training tools specific to her. She now walks beautifully on-leash and does not react when I pull her collars on and off. She is also more focused on me and does what I ask her to do regarding obedience. John has a deep passion for training and endless patience when showing handlers (no matter what level) how to work with their newly trained dog. I found John by accident when I was looking for additional training for my last WGSD 10 years ago. I loved his style and how he worked with people as well as dogs, he has a deep compassion for both. I am looking forward to when Star is old enough, when John will re-evaluate her to attend off-leash training at his board and train facility. I HIGHLY recommend John as a trainer; he is the best of the best, and I feel grateful and fortunate to have had this opportunity to work with him and I look forward to continuing with John.
Ray WhiteRay White
15:23 14 Jul 23
I highly recommend John Soares K9 Training. John did a great job achieving our objectives with our Doberman, who was previously very reactive and difficult to walk. After just a few weeks of training, our dog is now able to stay focused on us in complex and challenging environments, and walking is now super easy with no pull or distractions.I was particularly impressed with John's patience and understanding. He was always willing to answer our questions and help us understand what we needed to do to continue training our dog. He also took the time to teach us how to prevent our dog from becoming reactive in the future.I believe that the investment in John's training was well worth it. Our dog is now a much better household member, and we are all much happier. I would definitely do it again with any other dog we may get in the future.Here are some key points from my experience with John Soares K9 Training:* John is a highly experienced and knowledgeable dog trainer.* He is patient, understanding, and fun to work with.* He teaches you how to prevent your dog from becoming reactive in the future.* The investment in his training is well worth it.If you are looking for a dog trainer who can help you achieve your training goals, I highly recommend John Soares K9 Training.
Andrew SAndrew S
14:39 11 May 23
John has a rare gift with dogs, and besides immense experience he has an innate talent in being able to translate his gift into real results.Through my own interactions and experience with John, I know for certain that he is also a man of great honor and integrity.He's a straight talker who will tell you from the start what can and can't be achieved, rather than give false promises.These qualities all make him your only choice in what is otherwise a sea mediocre and inexperienced K9 trainers out there.
Jeff ScottJeff Scott
19:22 07 Apr 23
Absolutely the most knowledgeable, and professional dog trainer you will ever meet.
Marvin CarpenterMarvin Carpenter
00:45 30 Mar 23
I’m so glad that my wife and I decided to go with John Soares K9 Training, the results were life changing. Our Doberman is a total different dog after spending four-weeks with John and his staff at his board & train facility. We were provided with video’s throughout her training and were impressed with her progress. Nova’s transformation was amazing, the training has blended perfectly into our daily lives. It was one of the best decisions my wife and I made to get Nova the professional training that she much needed. In addition, the four follow-up sessions were geared to train us humans on how to handle a well behave and trained dog. Thank you John, we are totally happy with the results and we highly recommend your board and train program (Obedience & Off-Leash) to family and friends.
Tina AlvesTina Alves
02:38 08 Oct 21
I am grateful to have found John to help me with my 18 month old doberman. Not only is John an expert in understanding how this breed thinks but he took the time to get to know my dog’s specific temperament and personality. The 4-week board and train program was definitely worth it because he helped me get to a better place with my pet by teaching me about the importance of tone of voice when giving a command, leash pressure, and timing of corrections. I feel more confident and in control as a handler. The follow up sessions were key to better understanding how to manage his dog reactivity. Thank you for all your help, I really appreciate it!
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