We’ve been training dogs professionally since 2011. Our experience and positive, science-based approach allow us to help you and your dog achieve your goals.

Private Dog Training in Andover, MA.

Raising a new puppy, introducing a rescue dog into your home, or trouble shooting specific behavioral problems that you’re having with your dog? The idea of our program is to mark and reward your dog for making the right decisions, as opposed to correcting him for making the wrong decisions.

This allows us to maintain a healthier, more encouraging relationship with your dog while teaching him what we expect of him. The results will be a dog who is not only trained, but also loves to be trained!

With in-home training, BlueDog can help with a number of behavioral issues, as well as simply help with basic manners for your dog.

In-home private training begins with a consultation in which one of our dog trainers will come to your home, meet you and your dog and discuss what’s going on and what your goals are. From there, your trainer will help you come up with a plan that will get your dog on track to being the well mannered companion you’ve always wanted.

6-Week Program


Most behavioral problems turn up due to underlying issues, a lack of structure, or simply because your dog doesn’t know what you want him to do. Our 6-Week Training Program helps you create a foundation of basic manners, and then troubleshoots the BIG problems.

This program is also perfect for puppies who need to learn basic obedience. The program includes 6 weekly hour-long sessions at your home, based on your schedule. We will work directly with you and your family to teach everyone how to train your dog.

Private 1-Hour Sessions


Need to brush up on some basic obedience? Need some leash work? Preparing for a new puppy? Want to teach your dog how to adjust to a new baby? A one-hour session in your home, based on your schedule may be all you need. Call us to find out if an hourly session could be for you.

For areas outside Andover & North Andover please inquire about additional travel charges.

Our trainers do not use corrective-based training aids. Our approach is always compassionate to your dog.

Walk & Train Program


Our brand new Walk & Train Program is ideal for dog owners who may not have time or expertise to properly and thoroughly train their dog. It’s perfect for teaching a dog basic behaviors or eliminating leash pulling and reactivity.

The program entails first meeting a trainer to discuss your goals, followed by a trainer taking your dog on two half-hour walks a day for two weeks during which they’ll work on the training goals you discussed. Once the two weeks have been completed, we will then meet with you for a final 1-hour session to discuss what your dog has been taught and how you can maintain the training.

For more information about this program, simply schedule a consultation with a trainer and they will help you decide the best route for you and your pup!

Initial Consultation

Not sure where to begin? Don’t worry about it! All training programs begin with a, noncommittal phone consultation. If we determine an evaluation is necessary, we will have a trainer meet you and your dog at our training facility to discuss your issues in more detail, and make suggestions as to which program would work best for you!  The goal of the consultation is to help you determine if BlueDog is the best match for you and your dog.  Actual training will begin on your first session if you decide to move forward.

Our Training

Learn what it takes to have your dog become a best friend, happy family member, and Canine Good Citizen with BlueDog.

Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Full Member.AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.