Adult Training Classes

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Step 1 Adult Dog Training Classes

Visit our website to register for your monthly membership.

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Attend Unlimited Classes

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.

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Graduate!

Step 3 Adult Classes

Watch your dog reach all of your dog training goals!

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 dog school at BlueDog works entirely different than any other dog training facility.  Our program works more like a gym membership!   

You begin by purchasing a 2 or 6-month membership and then during that time you can attend unlimited classes, starting immediately.  Your dog will begin in Elementary School where he will learn a set number of skills (you’ll receive an email with your syllabus of these skills as soon as you sign up.)  Once he can show us that he knows all of those skills, he’ll graduate to Middle School where he’ll learn even more skills!  

In addition, from day one you’ll have access to many of our great extra-curricular activities.  An entire description of the classes that your dog can attend can be found here.  Experience seven days a week of options for your dog’s education!

The goal of our Adult Dog Program is to help your dog become a superstar and earn his AKC Canine Good Citizen certificate!

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:

Adults Exam Night

Our Adult Exam classes are your opportunity to test out and move on to the next level. The exams are structured similar to the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, where all items must be performed in succession. Each individual behavior must be performed three times in a row, with no treats in your hand, though Clicking&Treating after each behavior is permitted. High School level students are permitted to give one treat after each set of behaviors. College level students are permitted to give one treat after each set of behaviors and cannot carry a treat pouch for the exam (i.e. there are x number of behaviors to complete, you may bring x number of treats). Do not be discouraged if your dog doesn’t pass his first exam! Each dog learns at his own pace and training should always be fun, first and foremost! Please bring dogs on a flat buckle collar or harness and a short 4-6ft leash. No flexi-leashes and remember not to let your dog approach unknown dogs.

All Adult Games and Tricks

Games and Tricks! class at BlueDog is your chance to challenge your dogs in some fun, competitive games and work toward your AKC Trick Dog Titles (https://www.akc.org/sports/trick-dog/)! This class is always geared toward fun but does require some prior training (sit, down and stay/wait), so it is not recommended as a first class. It is open to all levels from Elementary to College. Please bring dogs on a flat buckle collar or harness and a short 4-6ft leash. No flexi-leashes and remember not to let your dog approach unknown dogs.

All Adult Levels

Our All Adult Levels class is open to any students in our adult program. This is a combination class that will primarily focus on tasks from our Middle School-College Level curriculum, giving students an opportunity to learn something new or practice some of the behaviors your dogs first learned at BlueDog! Please bring dogs on a flat buckle collar or harness and a short 4-6ft leash. No flexi-leashes and remember not to let your dog approach unknown dogs.

Around the Town

This class meets at the Andover Common on the cross streets of Chestnut Street and Bartlett Street in Andover during the warmer months. 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.

Charm School

Charm School is open to all dogs between the ages of 6months to 2years. This adolescent/teenager stage is often a challenging time for new owners. Even if you’ve raised many puppies into adulthood before, the challenges owners face during this stage of development can be overwhelming. However, BlueDog is here to help! This class will discuss all things teenager, focusing on the importance of mental stimulation, and work on teaching your pups attention, impulse control, focus around distractions and proper on-leash behavior with other dogs. Please bring dogs on a flat buckle collar or harness and a short 4-6ft leash. No flexi-leashes and remember not to let your dog approach unknown dogs.

Elementary/Middle School Combo

This is a combination class for all Elementary and Middle School students. Please bring dogs on a flat buckle collar or harness and a short 4-6ft leash. No flexi-leashes and remember not to let your dog approach unknown dogs

High School/College Combo

Our High School/College Combo class is for any students in High School or College. This class will work on curriculums from both levels, utilizing more distractions to help dogs better generalize behaviors. Please bring dogs on a flat buckle collar or harness and a short 4-6ft leash. No flexi-leashes and remember not to let your dog approach unknown dogs.

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! Have a question not covered in our FAQ? Contact us today! 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.