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Dog behavior is a complex field that requires in-depth understanding and patience. In New Jersey, we encounter a variety of behavioral issues among dogs, ranging from simple disobedience to more complex problems such as aggression or fear-based responses. As your local dog behaviorist, we analyze each case individually and propose a tailored approach to address the issues at hand. We believe in compassionate, balanced reinforcement methods that not only correct unwanted behaviors but also strengthen the bond between you and your pet. Addressing behavioral issues is not just about discipline; it’s about understanding your dog’s needs and teaching them how to communicate effectively with you. In New Jersey’s diverse environment, we’re equipped to handle a broad range of behavior issues, ensuring your pet is a well-behaved member of your family and the wider community.

The Profession of a Dog Behaviorist in New Jersey

From an academic perspective, an animal behaviorist, also known as an ethologist, is a professional who studies and analyzes the behaviors of animals. They work with a diverse range of species, from domestic pets like dogs and cats to wildlife such as birds, primates, marine mammals, and more.

Role and Purpose

The primary role of an animal behaviorist is to understand why animals behave the way they do. They examine the causes, functions, development, and evolution of animal behaviors, both in their natural habitats and in captivity. This work serves multiple purposes. It helps pet owners better understand and manage their pets’ behavior, assists wildlife conservation efforts, and advances scientific knowledge in fields like ecology, evolution, and psychology. Animal behaviorists often collaborate with veterinarians, zookeepers, wildlife conservationists, and researchers.

Practices and Techniques

Dog behaviorists use a variety of techniques to modify animal behavior, including conditioning, reinforcement, and desensitization. They diagnose problematic behaviors through observation and assessment, then develop treatment plans that may include training, environmental changes, or even medical treatment in coordination with veterinarians. Their goal is to prevent, manage, or eliminate behaviors that are harmful or disruptive, whether to the animals themselves, their owners, or the larger environment.

Benefits to Pets, Owners, and the Field of Animal Science

Animal behaviorists provide numerous benefits. For pets and their owners, they can help resolve behavioral issues, improving the quality of life for both parties. They can also provide valuable insights into animal care and welfare, informing pet industries about best practices for training, housing, and more.

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At Happy Dogs Boarding and Training, we have encountered virtually every type of dog behavior issue across all major breeds. Be it a Labrador with separation anxiety, a German Shepherd with leash aggression, or a Border Collie with herding instincts gone awry, we have seen it all. Our team has built an extensive knowledge base and hands-on experience over the years, which makes us particularly equipped to handle even the most complex behavioral problems. We have a wealth of resources at our disposal, including a diverse team of seasoned trainers, comprehensive training methodologies, and a robust network of veterinary professionals for collaborative support. We are dedicated to understanding each dog’s unique situation, and we utilize every tool in our arsenal to ensure that each case is met with a tailored, effective solution. No behavioral issue is too complex for us — we’re here to help every dog reach their fullest potential.

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Don’t let behavioral issues stand in the way of your relationship with your dog. Discover the peace of mind that comes from knowing your pet is in the hands of experienced, compassionate professionals. Call Happy Dogs Boarding and Training today, and let’s work together to nurture a happier, healthier bond between you and your best friend. Remember, every journey begins with a single step, and your first step towards a more balanced and fulfilling dog life is just a phone call away.

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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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