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“We Specialize in Service Dog Training, Mobility Assistance Dogs, Psychiatric Service Dogs, Diabetic Alert Dogs, Seizure Response Dogs, and Autism Service Dogs”

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Service dogs, often unsung heroes, provide invaluable assistance to those with disabilities, offering not only practical help but also emotional support. These canine companions undergo rigorous training to perform tasks such as mobility assistance, psychiatric support, and aid for those with autism, diabetes, and seizure disorders.

In New Jersey, the rights of individuals to access service dogs are safeguarded by both federal and state laws. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guarantees that people with disabilities can bring their service animals in public places where others are allowed to go, including businesses, state and local government offices, and nonprofit organizations. New Jersey extends this protection under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, which prohibits discrimination based on disability.

Obtaining a service dog in New Jersey requires a process that ensures the dog is appropriately trained and certified. This includes passing a public access test and demonstrating that the dog can perform tasks to assist with the handler’s disability.

While in public places, handlers have a responsibility to manage their service dog’s behavior, ensuring they do not pose a danger to the public or cause unnecessary disruptions.

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New Jersey has been proactive in updating legislation to improve access to service dogs. Recently, the state passed a law allowing service dogs in training the same access rights as fully certified service dogs, expanding opportunities for handlers to socialize and train their dogs effectively.

However, challenges persist. Misunderstanding and misuse of the term ‘service dog’ has led to confusion, with some businesses unlawfully denying access to service dogs or people falsely claiming their pet is a service dog. It is essential to continue educating the public on service dog laws and etiquette to ensure those who need these life-saving companions can access them without barriers.

It’s pivotal to underscore the distinction between service dogs and emotional support animals. The dogs we train are not emotional support animals; they are actual service dogs. According to the ADA, service dogs are specially trained to perform specific tasks that assist individuals with disabilities, whether they be physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other types of disabilities. These tasks can range from reminding a person with mental illness to take their prescribed medications to aiding a person with poor balance due to a physical disability. On the contrary, emotional support animals provide companionship and comfort, helping to alleviate symptoms of emotional or mental conditions, but are not required to perform specific tasks related to a disability. Thus, our focus is on training service dogs that offer tangible, practical assistance to individuals with various disabilities, enriching their lives in meaningful ways.

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While our website does not list service dogs for sale, we certainly can help you navigate the process of finding the right service dog for your needs. Our expert team is well-versed in assessing potential service dogs for temperament, aptitude, and suitability for various roles. If you already have a canine companion who may be suitable, we are also capable of providing the specialized training necessary to help your dog become a fully-fledged service dog. Our mission is to empower individuals with disabilities by providing them with reliable service dogs that can help facilitate their daily activities and improve their quality of life. Remember, a well-chosen and properly trained service dog is not just a pet; it’s a life-enhancing partner.

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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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