Adult Training Classes

All students begin at Elementary School, regardless of your dog’s prior training. Rest assured that depending on your dog’s training level, you may only need to take one class in Elementary School before moving up to Middle School! By starting him in the first dog training class, we are ensuring that your dog has the foundation required to move forward, and that you both understand BlueDog’s training philosophies & techniques.

How Our Program Works

The Adult Dog Training School at BlueDog Academy is designed to create the foundation of a lifetime of learning with our membership style program. Take unlimited dog training classes, graduate to each level as your dog progresses, enjoy many Extracurricular Activities including our popular “Around the Town Class,” and finish off with your pup earning his AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate!

We offer two different types of courses for dog training: Core classes and extracurricular activities. During core classes, your dog starts by enrolling in elementary school and graduates to middle school. Think of “elementary school” as a pre-requisite for middle school or high school/college!

Extracurricular activities require no pre-requisite, and can be enrolled at-will by anyone with an active membership. Take advantage of our extracurricular dog training courses without waiting for an opening in elementary school to help your pup develop social skills, tricks, and more!

Our dog training classes are positive based and family friendly. Our goal with BlueDog Academy’s Adult Dog Training School is to give you a foundation of understanding dog behavior and learning so that you can continue to enhance your dog’s education throughout his lifetime!

Step 1

Step 1 Adult Dog Training Classes

Visit our website to register for your monthly membership.

Step 2

Step 2 Adult Classes

Attend unlimited dog training classes including tricks and more, or simply participate in our core classes and move up as your pup graduates each level.

Step 3

Step 3 Adult Classes

Watch your dog reach all of your dog training goals!

Purchase a Membership

Enjoy unlimited dog training classes throughout your entire membership!

2 Month Membership

$295

6 Month Membership

$795

A savings of $15 per month!

Enjoy Additional Extracurricular Activities

In addition to the core classes for your dog, you can also enjoy these non-prerequisite courses for your pup:

All Adult Levels

All Adult Levels is a combination class for students in Middle School, High School or College. This class will cover curriculums from our three advanced adult levels, giving students an opportunity to challenge their pups while also practicing remedial skills! Great for Canine Good Citizen prep.

Around the Town

This class meets at the Andover Common on the cross streets of Chestnut Street and Bartlett Street in Andover. You and your pup will have an opportunity to learn to walk in a group with various every day distractions like cars, people and nature! Take a spin around the Common and then enjoy a pack walk through Downtown Andover. This class doesn’t require any previous skills, but may be difficult for young or more reserved puppies and dogs.

Elementary/Middle School Combo

This class is for Elementary and Middle School Level students! Work on new and different challenges or get a refresher for those whose pups are a little rusty!

Game Time

Welcome to Game Time! In this class we will challenge the skills you have learned in previous classes and put them to use in a fun, group environment. Students will work individually or as part of a team while playing the games. Students will be playing Tic-Tac-Toe, Baseball, I Spy, some Canine Good Citizen games and many more! Our focus in this class will be to strengthen and reinforce the relationship and communication with your dog as well as building your dog’s confidence in a distracting environment. This will also give you the opportunity to learn more about your fellow students, share some laughs and, most importantly, have a ton of fun! Some previous training is required for this class.

High School/College Combo

Our High School/College combo class is for upper level students continuing their training toward the Canine Good Citizen certification. Be ready to work on lots of loose leash walking, interacting with other students on leash, and working around increased distractions!

Tricks

Welcome to BlueDog’s Tricks Class! In this class we will work on teaching you and your dog fun tricks to enrich your training! Students can also work to achieve AKC Trick Dog Titles and in the process boost your dog’s confidence and skills! This class is open to students of all skill levels.

What can you expect your dog to learn in dog training class?

In addition to a foundation of general good manners and socialization, your dog will learn all of the skills to become a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen including:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Heel position
  • Name Response
  • Touch
  • Leave-it
  • Drop-it
  • Loose leash walking
  • Stay in place
  • Wait
  • Greeting a dog
  • Greeting a person
  • Come when called
  • Settle
  • …And more!

Got a Question?

Make sure to check out our frequently asked questions section in regards to our dog training classes!

Contact Us

For more information, please call or email today to schedule your free in-home consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Additional Resources

What to know before your first class

BlueDog Academy is the perfect place for your dog to receive a full education, from elementary school all the way to his college graduation!

Puppy Classes

Start your puppy out properly with BlueDog Academy’s Puppy Kindergarten & First Grade—designed specifically for puppies 6 months & younger.

Walking

Each dog gets his very own consistent dog walker who will quickly become his best friend. All our walks promote good manners. Our walkers ensure that all walks are structured and safe.