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Vacation Immersion Program (VIP)

Experience Unforgettable Moments with the Vacation Immersion Program (VIP) Your Alternative to Traditional Boarding

Vacation Training Programs For Dogs in New Jersey

As a dog owner, it can be difficult to leave your best friend behind when you go on vacation. Fortunately, John Soares K9 Training, LLC has the perfect solution for you and your pet with our Vacation Immersion Program (VIP). The VIP program is an alternative to traditional boarding that provides dogs with a luxurious and experiential learning experience.

The VIP program at John Soares K9 Training offers dogs a VIP lifestyle experience. Our team of dedicated trainers and handlers will provide your dog with personalized attention, exercise, and carefully integrated socialization to ensure they are happy, healthy, and safe throughout their stay. The VIP program is designed to integrate seamlessly into the lifestyles of people with active lives. This hands-on approach provides your pet with real-life experiences and reinforces positive behavior.

The program uses experiential learning as an alternative to traditional boarding. Dogs are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities that challenge them physically, mentally, and emotionally. They can enjoy hiking, swimming in certain cases, and playing in our outdoor and indoor facilities. Additionally, as an add-on, dogs can take part in obedience training, stay & train, and educational modules to learn proper behavior that is essential for dog owners.

The VIP program also benefits dog owners. It provides them with an opportunity to go on vacation without worrying about their pets. Dog owners can rest assured that their furry friend is receiving the best possible care while they’re away. They can enjoy their travels knowing that their pet is in good hands. We send all dog owners regular videos and photos throughout the program.

At John Soares K9 Training, we understand that safety is a top priority. That’s why our facility features state-of-the-art security, and all staff members are trained in K9 first aid. We want to ensure that every dog in our care is happy, healthy, and safe 24/7.

With the Vacation Immersion Program (VIP): Your Ultimate Alternative to Traditional Boarding for Luxury, Exercise, and Education: Reap the Benefits Today

  1. Personalized attention and exercise for your pet
  2. Carefully integrated socialization to ensure safety and happiness
  3. Real-life experiences that reinforce positive behavior
  4. Experiential learning rather than traditional boarding
  5. Opportunity to participate in activities such as hiking, swimming, and playing in outdoor/indoor facilities
  6. Optional obedience training, stay & train, or educational modules
  7. Opportunity for dog owners to go on vacation without worrying about their pets
  8. Regular updates with photos and videos throughout the program
  9. State-of-the-art security features at the facility
  10. All staff members are trained in K9 first aid

Here’s what some of our satisfied VIP program participants have to say:

“Leaving my dogs behind used to be a stressful experience as a Manhattan resident, but the VIP program at John Soares K9 Training has completely changed that. I know my dogs are in good hands and having the time of his life.” – Jeff Zink, VIP Program Member

“I can’t recommend the VIP program at John Soares K9 Training enough. It’s a unique and enriching experience for my dog, and it gives me peace of mind when I’m away.” – Fran D, VIP Program Member

“The VIP program at John Soares K9 Training has provided my dog with a luxurious and unique experience that I couldn’t find anywhere else. The dedicated trainers and handlers give personalized attention, exercise, and socialization while providing me peace of mind when I’m away. Highly recommend the VIP program!” – Jessica Ma, VIP Program Member

Cost of VIP Program

The Vacation Immersion Program (VIP) at John Soares K9 Training is an affordable way for pet owners to ensure their four-legged friend is given the best possible care while they are away. The cost of the program varies based on the length of stay and additional services required. Generally speaking, a minimum six-night stay starts at $169.97 per night. Please contact us for more information about pricing and availability, along with volume pricing for multiple weeks and custom packages that include add-ons such as obedience training.

Requirements of VIP Program

At John Soares K9 Training, we prioritize the health and safety of all animals in our care. That’s why we require proof of current rabies, kennel cough, and distemper/parvo vaccinations prior to participation in our Vacation Immersion Program (VIP), along with tick and flea treatment. All dogs must also be free from any contagious or infectious diseases. We do not require proof of spay or neuter, but a clear overview of your pet’s behavior and personality is required. A standard behavioral assessment will be conducted prior to participation in the program, which can be conducted in either North or South Jersey.

Enrolling your pet in the VIP program at John Soares K9 Training is straightforward. Simply contact us to schedule an evaluation visit and see our facilities for yourself. Give your best friend the vacation they deserve and the peace of mind you need to enjoy your own travels.

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


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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