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We are located in New Jersey

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More than 30 years of experience

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Serving the entire Tri-State Area NJ, NY & PA

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Top Dog Training Services in South Jersey, North Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York

You can work with one of our Happy Dogs Boarding and Training dog trainers in a guided class setting, in private lessons, or campus based Board & Train where 4 follow-up lessons are included. They will help you learn the correct language require to interact with your dog in a way they comprehend. Your trainer will also use different exercises to insure proper social mannerisms that satisfy your dog’s social and instinctive needs. We help you to better understand you dog’s basic behavior and necessities.

On average, each one of our trainers have over 25 years of experience in most relevant techniques in Dog Training. They are individually specialized in various training areas and techniques.

How far do clients travel to participate in the program?

Happy Dogs Boarding and Training is a destination of choice for clients from all corners of the country. People travel long distances to be a part of our program, with some coming from as far south as Florida and others journeying from as far north as New Hampshire. Our reach extends even further westward, with clients traveling from Pennsylvania and the Midwest to experience our outstanding services. But what truly sets us apart is the dedication of our clients, like many who have shipped their dogs from different parts of Europe such as Italy, France, and Germany. Our board & train for puppies and adult dogs allows dog owners to get the very best training no matter where they are geographically located.

Is your dog too large or too strong for you to handle?

Are you faced with the dilemma of not having enough time or resources to properly train your dog? Are you finding it difficult to manage your dog because of their size or strength? Maybe you’re convinced that seeking professional help will lead to more successful training for your beloved dog. Well, search no more! Happy Dogs Boarding and Training offers an outstanding program for dog boarding and training that is renowned not just in New Jersey, but throughout the entire United States. With our expertise, we are equipped to tackle the challenges presented by dogs that are either too big or too powerful for you to handle, ensuring their training needs are met with exceptional care and skill.

Don’t have the time to devote to training your dog yourself?

Are you struggling to find the time to personally train your dog? There are a few things to consider. Your busy lifestyle may prevent you from dedicating the necessary hours to teach and reinforce behaviors. If your dog is large or strong, handling them on your own can be challenging. You might also believe that a professional with expertise in dog training would be better suited to maximize your pup’s potential. In such cases, Happy Dogs Boarding and Training is here to help. Our exceptional program, regarded as one of the best options in New Jersey and across the United States, can provide the ideal solution for you and your furry friend.

Looking to fast track your dog’s training?

If you’re struggling to find the time to dedicate to training your K9 friend or if you have a larger, stronger dog that’s a handful to handle, we’ve got you covered. At Happy Dogs Boarding and Training, we understand that sometimes a professional trainer can be more effective in teaching your pup. That’s why our exceptional board & train programs, considered one of the best in New Jersey and across the United States, is here to help. Say goodbye to training woes and hello to a well-behaved pup with us at Happy Dogs Boarding and Training.

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Private Lessons

Group Lessons

Puppy Upbringing

Vacation Program


K9 Nosework

Puppy Classes

Why Choose Us?

michael Quigley Jrmichael Quigley Jr
01:24 10 Dec 23
I want to thank John Soares and his staff, for their remarkable training with our 5 year old German Shepherd, Duke. Prior to training with John Soares, my wife found Duke to be unmanageable when walking Duke outside. Duke became Dog Aggressive. Duke's tugging and barking had to be addressed.Having trained with John Soares years ago with success, I had total confidence, John and his excellent experienced staff would correct Dukes behavior. After John evaluated Dukes behavior, John explained to my wife and I in great detail, why Duke behaved in this manner. John designed a custom training plan to aid in Dukes training. Understand, No two dogs are alike.With Johns advice, my wife and I scheduled Duke for a Board and Stay Training. On a frequent basis during Dukes stay, John sent use training videos of Dukes improvement. John always maintain open lines of communication.After completing Dukes stay, John did a series of one on one training sessions with Duke, both my wife and I. The results were positive and enlightening.Both my wife and I applaud John Soares and his excellent and experience training staff with working with Duke. Having worked as a volunteer in a local kennel, I seen to many dogs surrendered for this type of behavior. I knew if anyone could correct this behavior, John Soares could.There are dog trainers and then there is John Soares. The teacher of trainers. Johns knowledge and experience with canines must be recognized as Outstanding. John has a God given Gift with training and communicating with Mans Best Friend.Both my wife and I highly recommend John Soares and no other.John with out doubt is a FIVE STAR TRAINER an a Great Guy!!!
Jah GJah G
01:48 26 Nov 23
Our 1 year old GSD just finished his board and train. We cannot say enough great things about John and his training. I mean just look at his history! You can immediately tell his passion for this is genuine. We cannot recommend him enough. Our Echo had a tough life before us. We all believe he was not dumped, but he was an escape artist and they forgot to microchip him on time. With that, he did not know proper manners. After the shelter found him as a stray, he was adopted and then surrendered THREE times by THREE different families. All because he lacked obedience, which was never his fault. John has not only trained Echo, but also trains us so that we are setting him up for continued success. We will definitely be continuing training with him. Thank you John and your team for taking great care of our boy.
Doodle DogDoodle Dog
18:27 06 Nov 23
Excellent! Worth the wait! I wouldn’t hesitate recommending!
02:20 12 Sep 23
There is no enough what I can say about john and his knowladge and patient to teach you and your dog,no 1.
Melissa (Mel725)Melissa (Mel725)
18:27 13 Oct 22
Highly recommend!!! John is amazing at training. He and the entire staff have gone above and beyond to ensure our dog was properly trained. He provided clear instructions and responded promptly to any of our questions. We are forever grateful to John and his team. Our dog is so much better at walking— no more pulling me or dragging me across neighbors lawns or chasing squirrels!!! . Again I highly recommend this place for any dog training needs. You will not be disappointed! Thank you John!
19:24 05 Sep 22
We highly recommend John as a trainer! After interviewing many trainers in for our 18-month old Rottweiler, and after he evaluated our dog, we though that John was the best at setting our expectations for her training, putting in practical terms what goals we could achieve and how we would get there. Our dog spent 5 weeks with John and we are really happy with her training. John not only trained our dog but the 4 post-board training sessions with us and our dog, trained us how to handle her as well. We found John to be really observant correcting our body language and verbal cues, explaining to us what our dog’s perspective is. This helped us to adjust our routines with her at home and proof his training. We look forward to her next training session with him as we make progress together!

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Award-winning New Jersey dog trainers.

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We are one of the few licensed dog training facilities in New Jersey.

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We have numerous 5-star ratings on Google as a New Jersey dog trainer

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We have 30+ years of experience in dog training.

30+ Years of Experience


Cities & Towns Served

Marlboro, NJ
Medford, NJ
Mendham, NJ
Millburn, NJ
Millstone Township, NJ
Montclair, NJ
Montgomery Township, NJ
Moorestown, NJ
Morris County, NJ
Morristown, NJ
Mount Laurel, NJ
Mountain Lakes, NJ
New Brunswick, NJ
New Providence, NJ
Newark, NJ
North Bergen, NJ
North Caldwell, NJ
North Jersey
North Plainfield, NJ
Nutley, NJ
Old Tappan, NJ
Palisades Park, NJ
Paramus, NJ
Parsippany, NJ
Paterson, NJ
Plainfield, NJ
Princeton, NJ
Red Bank, NJ
Ridgewood, NJ

River Edge, NJ
River Vale, NJ
Rumson, NJ
Rutherford, NJ
Saddle River, NJ
Scotch Plains, NJ
Secaucus, NJ
Short Hills, NJ
Somerset County, NJ
South Brunswick, NJ
South Jersey
South Orange, NJ
South Plainfield, NJ
Spotswood, NJ
Springfield Township, NJ
Stone Harbor
Summit, NJ
Teaneck, NJ
Tenafly, NJ
Tewksbury Township, NJ
Union City, NJ
Upper East Side
Voorhees, NJ
Warren, NJ
Washington Twp, NJ
Wayne, NJ
Westfield, NJ
Whippany, NJ

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