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Montclair, NJ, is not only a vibrant community but also a nexus of culture and education. Known as the “Park System of New Jersey” due to its vast array of beautiful parks, Montclair has a population that values outdoor activities and green spaces. Additionally, it’s home to the renowned Montclair Art Museum, which boasts an impressive collection of American and Native American art that attracts visitors from across the country. The township also hosts the esteemed Montclair State University, providing a rich academic atmosphere. With a diverse restaurant scene and a delightful downtown area, Montclair truly offers something for everyone.

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Indeed, Montclair is a paradise for dog lovers as well. The town provides multiple dog parks, ensuring that your furry friends have ample space to frolic and interact with their canine peers. Brookdale Dog Park, for instance, is a favorite among locals, offering separate areas for small and large dogs, water fountains, and ample shade. Similarly, Alonzo F. Bonsal Wildlife Preserve is another wonderful spot for both dogs and their owners to enjoy nature and scenic walks. In Montclair, dog-friendly spaces are not just an amenity but a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all its inhabitants, both two-legged and four-legged friends.

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Accessing Montclair, New Jersey is straightforward from various points. If you’re driving from New York City, you can take the I-95 S and Garden State Parkway. The journey typically takes around 45 minutes without traffic. From Philadelphia, take the I-95 N. It’s approximately a 2-hour drive. For those coming from Newark, the fastest route is via the Garden State Parkway, and it usually takes about 30 minutes. Please note that these travel times can vary depending on the time of day and traffic conditions. It’s always best to use a GPS or online map service for real-time directions.

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The Value of Professional Dog Training Near You: Obedience and Off Leash Skills

Training your dog is about more than teaching them tricks; it’s about fostering a healthy relationship between you and your furry friend, rooted in mutual respect and understanding. With our expertise in basic obedience and off-leash training, we empower dog owners to cultivate this bond while ensuring the safety and well-being of their pets.

Basic obedience training forms the crux of a dog’s discipline. This training includes teaching your dog fundamental commands such as “sit”, “stay”, “come”, “down”, and “heel”. While these commands may seem simple, they lay the groundwork for a well-behaved dog and can significantly enhance your pet’s safety in potentially hazardous situations.

However, if you truly want your dog to enjoy the freedom and joy of outdoor spaces, off-leash training is essential. This advanced level of training allows your dog to explore and play freely while still responding to your commands, even in the absence of a physical tether. It’s a crucial skill, particularly for those in Montclair, a town abound with parks and nature reserves where dogs can roam freely.

Enlisting the help of a professional trainer can make a world of difference in these training endeavors. As professionals, we possess the knowledge and experience to guide your dog through the training process effectively. We understand the unique psychology of dogs and can help tailor a training program to suit your pet’s specific needs and temperament. Furthermore, professional training can also help rectify behavioral issues, ensuring that your dog is not only obedient but also sociable and well-adjusted.

Remember, training your dog is not about control but about enhancing their quality of life, and by extension, yours. Call us today at (856) 783-4042 and let us help you and your dog embark on this rewarding journey.

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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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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
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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
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South Orange, NJ
South Plainfield, NJ
Spotswood, NJ
Springfield Township, NJ
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Summit, NJ
Teaneck, NJ
Tenafly, NJ
Tewksbury Township, NJ
Union City, NJ
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Voorhees, NJ
Warren, NJ
Washington Twp, NJ
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Westfield, NJ
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