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We believe in the fundamentals, including proper development and guidance of their most natural periods of learning; the imprinting period, puppyhood, and adolescent sensitive stages.

By providing puppies with what really matters for them, in their terms and language, we will naturally became the focus of their interests, and the leader to follow. This “opening” and “focus” on us is what we call “attention”, and is the start of any interaction with our dog; as for “interaction” we mean sharing activity, and day-to-day life where the dog will participate with enthusiasm, and willing to fulfill our request… while remaining totally convinced that we are the most interesting thing in the world

Puppy upbringing is a critical component of new training for a New Jersey puppy

“Attention”, “Focus”, “Guidance of Drives” are basic terms in contemporary dog training, but communication has been introduced to this through training techniques when the dog is “mature enough” to handle training, requests and discipline.

The most advanced puppy training method, which some of the top technicians around the world have been using for over a decade, has proven that it’s much easier and more successful to mold the puppy’s behavior, and direct it into the type of attitude and cooperation we want, than technically inducing it in the adult or young adult, that has already, imprinted and formed his own “habits”.

Puppies are learning every single moment of puppyhood and adolescence – if you do not properly guide the learning, and take position and control it through the proper up-bringing, they will bring up themselves, the best that they know how… that often means the worst way possible.

Some Cues About Them

Dogs naturally learn through experiences of “conveniences” and “inconveniences”. Their goal is internal balance. The balance comes from:

1-Fulfilling of physical needs (nutrition)

2-Proper usage and unloading of natural drives (instincts)

3- Satisfaction of social needs. (Living in a pack, and satisfaction of the natural push into the scale of social status for acquiring privileges).

The need to push for social status (dominance) and drives (prey drive, defensive or aggressive drives and social drives) may vary in their presence and importance dog-to-dog, due to human influence in the making of different breeds, as well as different bloodlines within the same breed, and also in “personal” temperament.. But their way of learning, their needs, and their drives do not change.

Despite the bowl of food we provide them with every day, they do not stop their natural behaviors and characteristics, and their needs don’t shy away because of a comfortable fancy pillow to sleep on in front of the AC.

Knowing what makes a dog a dog is crucial for a healthy and satisfying relationship, for both parts. They are social animals, with a hierarchic mentality, (they do not comprehends democracy) and they are predators. Refusing or trying to ignore this very basic dog characteristic will bring much discomfort to your dog; dangerous escalations arise from overloaded drives that have no outlet in our dog’s humanized world.

Puppy Learning Stages

Imprinting (3 to 12 weeks) The imprinting period is the most important period for the formation of self-awareness, and for internal social issues. During this period, the puppy builds their attitude about interaction, for both intra-specific and inter-specific (dog-to-dog and dog to other animals and humans).. Any experience happening in this period has the power to be imprinted in the puppy memory so deeply, it may be un-erasable.

We should always consider this important period when we purchase a puppy. We should always remember that you are purchasing the good with the bad; knowledgeable or approximate work of the breeder in the genetics of the dog, but also in whelping and working the imprinting. The correct molding, as well as the mistakes made, are going to be an un-erasable part of your puppy.

Puppy-hood (3 months to 5 months) Puppyhood is the period when puppies widen up their capability of socialization with space, territory, environment, and other people or dogs. Continuing in their testing of hierarchy, to place themselves into the pack, as well as refining their usage of drives during play to build themselves as better predators. A lot of pushing of dominance, mouthing, nipping, jumping up, and pulling are displayed in this stage. In this period, a puppy is like a sponge… they are learning every moment, regardless what we are doing. It is important to set firm boundaries during this period, but be warned…testing of boundaries may become overwhelming.

This is the period where balance if crucial. Too much discipline will turn into frustration and closure, as much as too little discipline will. Too much socialization will cause lack of interest and lack of attention, as much as too little socialization will. Too much freedom will cause a severe lack of focus, as much as too little freedom will. And too much “soft thinking” because “is just a puppy” will grow into arrogance that, depending on the dog’s genetic qualities, will be displayed through aggressive behavior, or just perseverant self-affirmation and disobedience.

Adolescent/sensitive stage (5/7 months to 12/16 months) This is a difficult period. Dogs at this stage show unbalance in sensitivity, and consistency. Depending on genetics, major traits such as boldness and fear can be displayed, as well as obsessive self-assertive behavior, or submissiveness. Fundamentals for a dog at this stage rely on trustful leadership, and reliability on previous positive experiences. An inconsistent or unknowledgeable up-bringing will lead to frustration, fear and stress- related behaviors like: compulsive chewing – uncontrolled display of energy – disobedience and tendency of running away – compulsive mounting of random objects, people, other dogs – obsessive interest in co-specific interaction (dog to dog) and lack of interest in interspecies interaction (dog to owner). First signs of aggressive and possessive behaviors will be displayed at this stage in high dominant breed/type, when this stage and previous stage has been handled without approximation.

This is the period where a trustful, secure, consistent leader is needed to be reference point for the young dog that gets easily lost in his explosive energies, drives, sexual hormones, and moods. The more he can relate to clearness and consistency in the previous experiences, and in the leadership, the more easily he can come through this moody period. Although discipline is of the utmost importance, proper work in unloading and guiding drives are crucial during this stage.

Call (856) 783-4042 For dog training help

Top-Rated South Jersey Puppy Training Programs

Learn and establish a clear foundation from our puppy training experts in South Jersey

We believe in the fundamentals, including proper development and guidance of their most natural periods of learning; the imprinting period, puppyhood, and adolescent sensitive stages.

By providing puppies with what really matters for them, in their terms and language, we will naturally became the focus of their interests, and the leader to follow. This “opening” and “focus” on us is what we call “attention”, and is the start of any interaction with our dog; as for “interaction” we mean sharing activity, and day-to-day life where the dog will participate with enthusiasm, and willing to fulfill our request… while remaining totally convinced that we are the most interesting thing in the world.

Puppy upbringing is a critical component of new training for a New Jersey puppy

“Attention”, “Focus”, “Guidance of Drives” are basic terms in contemporary dog training, but communication has been introduced to this through training techniques when the dog is “mature enough” to handle training, requests and discipline.

The most advanced puppy training method, which some of the top technicians around the world have been using for over a decade, has proven that it’s much easier and more successful to mold the puppy’s behavior, and direct it into the type of attitude and cooperation we want, than technically inducing it in the adult or young adult, that has already, imprinted and formed his own “habits”.

Puppies are learning every single moment of puppyhood and adolescence – if you do not properly guide the learning, and take position and control it through the proper up-bringing, they will bring up themselves, the best that they know how… that often means the worst way possible.

Some Cues About Them

Dogs naturally learn through experiences of “conveniences” and “inconveniences”. Their goal is internal balance. The balance comes from:

1-Fulfilling of physical needs (nutrition)

2-Proper usage and unloading of natural drives (instincts)

3- Satisfaction of social needs. (Living in a pack, and satisfaction of the natural push into the scale of social status for acquiring privileges).

The need to push for social status (dominance) and drives (prey drive, defensive or aggressive drives and social drives) may vary in their presence and importance dog-to-dog, due to human influence in the making of different breeds, as well as different bloodlines within the same breed, and also in “personal” temperament.. But their way of learning, their needs, and their drives do not change.

Despite the bowl of food we provide them with every day, they do not stop their natural behaviors and characteristics, and their needs don’t shy away because of a comfortable fancy pillow to sleep on in front of the AC.

Knowing what makes a dog a dog is crucial for a healthy and satisfying relationship, for both parts. They are social animals, with a hierarchic mentality, (they do not comprehends democracy) and they are predators. Refusing or trying to ignore this very basic dog characteristic will bring much discomfort to your dog; dangerous escalations arise from overloaded drives that have no outlet in our dog’s humanized world.

Puppy Learning Stages

Imprinting (3 to 12 weeks) The imprinting period is the most important period for the formation of self-awareness, and for internal social issues. During this period, the puppy builds their attitude about interaction, for both intra-specific and inter-specific (dog-to-dog and dog to other animals and humans).. Any experience happening in this period has the power to be imprinted in the puppy memory so deeply, it may be un-erasable.

We should always consider this important period when we purchase a puppy. We should always remember that you are purchasing the good with the bad; knowledgeable or approximate work of the breeder in the genetics of the dog, but also in whelping and working the imprinting. The correct molding, as well as the mistakes made, are going to be an un-erasable part of your puppy.

Puppy-hood (3 months to 5 months) Puppyhood is the period when puppies widen up their capability of socialization with space, territory, environment, and other people or dogs. Continuing in their testing of hierarchy, to place themselves into the pack, as well as refining their usage of drives during play to build themselves as better predators. A lot of pushing of dominance, mouthing, nipping, jumping up, and pulling are displayed in this stage. In this period, a puppy is like a sponge… they are learning every moment, regardless what we are doing. It is important to set firm boundaries during this period, but be warned…testing of boundaries may become overwhelming.

This is the period where balance if crucial. Too much discipline will turn into frustration and closure, as much as too little discipline will. Too much socialization will cause lack of interest and lack of attention, as much as too little socialization will. Too much freedom will cause a severe lack of focus, as much as too little freedom will. And too much “soft thinking” because “is just a puppy” will grow into arrogance that, depending on the dog’s genetic qualities, will be displayed through aggressive behavior, or just perseverant self-affirmation and disobedience.

Adolescent/sensitive stage (5/7 months to 12/16 months) This is a difficult period. Dogs at this stage show unbalance in sensitivity, and consistency. Depending on genetics, major traits such as boldness and fear can be displayed, as well as obsessive self-assertive behavior, or submissiveness. Fundamentals for a dog at this stage rely on trustful leadership, and reliability on previous positive experiences. An inconsistent or unknowledgeable up-bringing will lead to frustration, fear and stress- related behaviors like: compulsive chewing – uncontrolled display of energy – disobedience and tendency of running away – compulsive mounting of random objects, people, other dogs – obsessive interest in co-specific interaction (dog to dog) and lack of interest in interspecies interaction (dog to owner). First signs of aggressive and possessive behaviors will be displayed at this stage in high dominant breed/type, when this stage and previous stage has been handled without approximation.

This is the period where a trustful, secure, consistent leader is needed to be reference point for the young dog that gets easily lost in his explosive energies, drives, sexual hormones, and moods. The more he can relate to clearness and consistency in the previous experiences, and in the leadership, the more easily he can come through this moody period. Although discipline is of the utmost importance, proper work in unloading and guiding drives are crucial during this stage.

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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!
Ben.Ben.
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!
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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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