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Wayne, NJ, is a picturesque township located within the New York metropolitan area in Passaic County. Known for its beautiful landscapes, well-maintained parks, and serene lakes, Wayne offers a tranquil environment that is ideal for families and pet owners. The community is enriched with a diverse mix of residents and offers a variety of amenities including top-rated schools, restaurants, and shopping centers. The township’s commitment to maintaining a pet-friendly environment, along with its extensive walking trails and dog parks, makes it an ideal location for dog owners and enthusiasts.

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Wayne, NJ, traces its history back to the pre-colonial era when it was inhabited by the Lenape Native Americans. The town was initially part of New Barbadoes Township, which was established in 1693. In the early 18th century, European settlers began to migrate into the region, and the town started to take shape. The town played a significant role in the American Revolutionary War. The historic Dey Mansion, which served as General George Washington’s headquarters in the summer and fall of 1780, can still be visited today. The town was eventually named “Wayne” in 1847 as a tribute to Revolutionary War hero General Anthony Wayne. Wayne’s economic progress began in earnest in the early 20th century, driven by the silk and textile industries. The Preakness Valley Golf Course, one of the earliest and most respected golf courses in the northeast United States, opened in Wayne in 1892. The township’s growth was further stimulated by the arrival of the railroad, leading to the development of several residential neighborhoods. In the post-World War II era, Wayne transformed from a rural farming community to a suburban enclave. Today, Wayne remains an important part of the New York metropolitan area, known for its excellent quality of life, rich history, and dedication to community preservation.


Wayne, NJ, boasts a diverse population of around 54,000 residents, according to the most recent US census data. The township demonstrates a healthy mix of different age groups, with the largest percentage of its population falling between 45 and 64 years old. The gender distribution is fairly even with a slight tilt towards females. The racial composition is predominantly White, followed by Asian, African American, and other races. This demographic diversity contributes to the cultural richness and inclusive atmosphere of the township. More detailed demographic statistics can be gathered from the U.S. Census Bureau’s website.


The Township of Wayne operates under a Mayor-Council form of government, as dictated by the Faulkner Act, which is a popular form of local government in New Jersey. The mayor is the chief executive and is elected for a four-year term. The mayor oversees the execution of local laws, prepares the annual budget, and appoints department heads, among other duties. The Township Council is the legislative body and is comprised of nine members. Each of the township’s four wards elects two members, and there is one at-large member who represents the entire township. Council members serve staggered four-year terms, ensuring continuity in the governing body. The council is responsible for enacting local ordinances, approving the annual budget, and providing oversight to the mayor’s administration. Wayne’s local government is committed to maintaining a high quality of life for its residents, preserving the township’s historical character, and promoting economic development.


Education in Wayne, NJ, is renowned for its high standards and commitment to academic excellence. The township is served by the Wayne Public Schools District, which consists of nine elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools, namely Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills. Both high schools have been recognized for their robust academic programs and extracurricular activities, offering advanced placement courses and boasting impressive graduation rates. Wayne also hosts several private and parochial schools, offering parents a variety of choices to best suit their children’s educational needs. For post-secondary education, the township is home to William Paterson University, a public, residential institution that offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs across a variety of disciplines. Established in 1855, the university is known for its strong programs in business, education, and music. In addition, Wayne’s close proximity to New York City provides easy access to some of the world’s top universities and colleges, making it an excellent location for lifelong learning and academic advancement.

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As your local dog trainer, I cannot stress enough the importance of balanced dog training for your K9 companions. Balanced dog training is a holistic approach where we use a combination of both positive reinforcement techniques and, when necessary, corrections to discourage undesirable behavior. This method ensures that your pet understands both what is expected of them and what behaviors are unacceptable. The value in this approach is unmistakable – a well-trained dog not only makes for a happier home, but also a safer and more harmonious community. Dogs that understand their role and what behavior is expected of them tend to be calmer, more secure, and much less likely to develop behavioral issues. A well-behaved dog is also more likely to be accepted in public places around our beautiful township, whether it’s a stroll through our well-maintained parks or a visit to our bustling shopping centers. In Wayne, where we pride ourselves on our commitment to community and quality of life, ensuring your pet is well-trained is a part of our shared responsibility. I look forward to helping you and your dog achieve this balance.


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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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