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New Jersey Service Dog Sales

The BEST Service Dog Trainer and Sales in New Jersey: Dogs Serving the Disabled in North Jersey, South Jersey and Bergen County, Morris County, Essex County, and Passaic County

John Soares K9 Training has been testing the capabilities of working dogs for years. What the general public does not know is that we also source, train, and sell service dogs. This page is meant to help you on your journey in finding a service dog that is right for you.

Let’s start with the definition of a service dog:

A dog that is a service animal and defined by the following titles: Title II and Title III of the ADA. A service animal is any K9 that is trained to work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. A disability could be physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or any other mental disability.

Service dogs can have a remarkable impact on an individual with a disability – potentially making the difference between a peaceful night’s sleep or sleeping in fear, having someone to comfort them during times of stress, or even signalling a warning for a diabetic or epileptic. Service animals work to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities and keep a constant presence in providing support.  While service animals’ primary benefit is to serve the individual with a disability, most people with service dogs say the dog takes on a significance that a small number of people are fortunate enough to understand.

Getting Started With Buying a Service Dog in New Jersey

There are multiple ways to start looking for a service dog: contacting a non-profit organization, going directly to a breeder, or consulting with a professional service dog trainer. This can be a slow process, with each option having pros, cons, and cost considerations that aren’t for everyone. Buying a service dog doesn’t mean going to a mill and coming home with a dog to comfort you. Service animals require careful selection to match with an individual’s needs, one to three years of training, and a clean bill of health.

When we receive inquiries for service animals, the common challenge people tell us about before they contacted us is the waiting pool for a dog or the cost of the animal is way outside the individual’s budget. The more we’ve heard about these outside complaints and the more people we’ve helped in sourcing and training high caliber service dogs, the more we knew that there was a serious void that we should fill as professional Schutzhund/IPO working dog trainers with incredible amount  knowledge in our training toolbox.

A key part of what separates us from many organizations and trainers is our flexibility in both finding the right dog for an individual and the diversity in our skill-sets as trainers. Our bio’s are not rhetoric, but tested at the highest levels of the dog sport world and proven time and time again from  one competition to the next. Of course, you should also read our testimonials and online reviews as an indicator of how we can help bring a service animal into your life.

Next steps… Call us at (973) 506-4644

Get in touch with John Soares today. Your introductory call with John is meant to understand your needs, your values, and what you’re looking for in a service animal. After that call, John will either work with you in bringing the right animal into your life or he would have provided you with invaluable resources and answers to your questions.

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



We utilize our vast network of K9 professionals in the private and public sectors to locate your dog.


Our team will be with you throughout follow-up training.


Our team provides progress updates during the sourcing and training.


Our dogs come with a clean bill of health by a reputable vet and all registration papers.

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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