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New Brunswick, a lively city nestled in Middlesex County, New Jersey, is a thriving hub of culture, education, and entertainment. With a population of approximately 56,000, it is a vibrant and diverse community. Home to Rutgers University, the city is teeming with youthful energy and an unmistakable intellectual vibe. Its strategic location, just 27 miles southwest of Manhattan, offers the dual advantage of a bustling urban life along with easy access to the peaceful, green spaces of Central Jersey. Known for its rich history, New Brunswick also boasts a variety of cultural institutions, including the George Street Playhouse, the State Theatre, and the Zimmerli Art Museum. The city reflects a deep commitment to green initiatives, with numerous parks and a passion for sustainability showcased in its ongoing development projects.

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New Brunswick is a city that takes education seriously, housing several high-performing schools that cater to the learning needs of its diverse population. The city’s gem, Rutgers University, is one of the oldest and most prestigious public research universities in the nation. Offering a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs, the university is renowned for its commitment to research, student achievement, and public service. In addition to Rutgers, there are numerous high-quality public and private schools that serve the city’s K-12 students. The New Brunswick Public Schools District is committed to providing students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in a global, knowledge-based economy. The district’s schools are characterized by their rigorous academic curriculum, extensive extracurricular activities, and a supportive, inclusive environment. Furthermore, the city is home to several private schools that offer a variety of educational approaches, from Montessori to religious education, ensuring that each child in New Brunswick has the opportunity to learn in the way that suits them best.

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Getting to New Brunswick, NJ from various parts of New Jersey is a relatively straightforward process due to its prime location. If you’re coming from Northern New Jersey, you can take the New Jersey Turnpike South or the Garden State Parkway South, then take Exit 9 for NJ-18 toward New Brunswick. If you’re travelling from Southern New Jersey, take the New Jersey Turnpike North, and again, use Exit 9 for NJ-18 to reach New Brunswick. For those in Western New Jersey, you can use I-287, which will take you directly to New Brunswick. Moreover, New Brunswick is well-serviced by the NJ Transit, with the city’s own station located on the Northeast Corridor Line, making it easily accessible by train. In addition, several bus lines also run through the city. The availability of these multiple transportation options makes commuting to and from New Brunswick a breeze.

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Different dog trainers employ a variety of techniques to teach dogs obedience and good behavior, making each approach as unique as the dog itself. One innovative method is clicker training, where trainers use a small device to emit a ‘click’ sound the moment the dog performs a desired behavior. This sound is quickly followed by a reward, creating a positive association in the dog’s mind, leading to faster learning and more robust behavior.

Another technique, known as shaping, involves rewarding any behavior that is even slightly similar to the desired one. Over time, the criteria for the reward are narrowed down, ‘shaping’ the dog’s behavior closer and closer to the final objective.

In lure-and-reward training, trainers use a treat or toy to ‘lure’ the dog into a desired posture or movement, like ‘sit’ or ‘stay’. Once the dog follows the lure and performs the action, they are rewarded, teaching them to associate that behavior with positive outcomes.

The “Nothing in Life is Free” technique, or NILIF, is a strategy where the dog is required to earn its rewards. For example, the dog must ‘sit’ or ‘stay’ before getting a meal or a treat. This method reinforces the dog’s training in everyday life situations.

Lastly, some trainers use dog whispering techniques, based on the trainer’s deep understanding of the dog’s natural behavior and body language. The trainer responds in a way that mimics the dog’s communication patterns, helping to build a strong bond based on mutual respect and trust. While it requires a high level of skill and experience, this approach can lead to incredible results in dog training.

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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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Millburn, NJ
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Montclair, NJ
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