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.

Private 1-Hour Sessions


Having some problems with specific behavioral issues?  Maybe your dogs needs to brush up on some basic obedience or leash work.  Preparing for a new puppy? Want to teach your dog how to adjust to a new baby? Our one-hour sessions in your home, based on your schedule may be what you need. Call us to find out if private sessions are the right solution for you.

We will work directly with you and your family to teach everyone how to train your dog.

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

Initial Consultation

Not sure where to begin? Don’t worry about it! All training programs begin with a free phone consultation. 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.

What do people have to say about BlueDog?

When we adopted our 3 year old lab Jake last year we hired Blue Dog to walk him while we were at work during the day. On one or two occasions I have been home when Meghan has arrived and Jake gets so …
Rhonda & Jake
When we got our 8 week old puppy Sam, we were in a panic to find someone we could trust to let him out multiple times a day for puppy pee breaks and exercise while we are at work. We were thrilled to …
The Alpuerto Family
I am happy to send this testimonial for BlueDog knowing without hesitation that in the 3 years you’ve worked with our family, and I mean our whole family, humans and dogs alike, there has never once b…
Tom, Carrie, Zachary, John and Kelsey & Vinnie
We have been customers of BlueDog for over a year now, and we are beyond satisfied with the care and attention our chocolate lab Simon has received. Amy, his primary walker, is truly a dog whisperer. …
The Reich Family
[BlueDog is] getting more and more professional by the minute! I am so impressed. I love that you will have the BlueDog logs. Sometimes I feel bad that the girls have to write a whole long thing ab…
Tom, Maureen, & Brady
Our dog Sophie is a nine year old yellow lab who is our first child. We have a busy household of two young children and sometimes Sophie was getting denied her walks, so we found Blue Dog to help us o…
The DiGiorgio Family
From our first encounters with BlueDog & Kimberly we have been nothing but impressed by the professionalism & dedication. It is certainly impressive & exciting to watch Kim transform her expertise & l…
Jacky, Mike & Tula
There really aren’t words for how much genuine care we received from Eric & Kimberly at BlueDog and how grateful we are for the excellent training. Our 4-year old dachshund had become increasingly …
The Gallacher Family
A year and a half ago my husband and I took home a Frenchie puppy named Birkin. After about 3 months of struggling with potty training issues we thought it was the right time to enroll her in training…
Amy W.
BlueDog is a cut above other dog walking services. The staff are responsible, flexible and accommodating to my ever changing work schedule; more important, they truly care about my pup Bella and it sh…
Michelle & Bella