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.Raising a new puppy, introducing a rescue dog into your home, or troubleshooting specific behavioral problems that you’re having with your dog? The idea of our private training program is to mark and reward your dog for making the right decisions, as opposed to correcting him for making the wrong decisions.
This dog training approach 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 dog 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 by contacting us to discuss what’s going on and what your goals are. From there, book your first session and your dog trainer will help you come up with a plan that will get your dog on track to becoming the well mannered companion you’ve always wanted.
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Private 1-Hour Sessions
Having some problems with specific behavioral issues? Maybe your dog 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 private training sessions in your home, based on your schedule may be what you need. Call us to find out if private dog training 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.
Not sure where to begin? Don’t worry about it! All private dog 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 dog training will begin on your first session if you decide to move forward.
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What do people have to say about BlueDog?
Knowledgeable, Professional & Flexible
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 finally have our puppy and did not… Read more “Knowledgeable, Professional & Flexible”
Reliable, Accommodating & Loving
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 excited and runs to see her. She… Read more “Reliable, Accommodating & Loving”
Provide Peace of Mind
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 shows with the attention and affection they give her. I love having a designated walker who takes… Read more “Provide Peace of Mind”
Always Come Through
I have been a client of BlueDog for approximately two years and I think they are wonderful. All of the dog caretakers are warm and caring (Wilbur has a particular crush on Amy!) and I do believe my dog is truly loved while I am away from my home. They… Read more “Always Come Through”
Couldn’t Be More Impressed
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 out. I met with Kim and Sophie’s new walker (Amy)… Read more “Couldn’t Be More Impressed”
Amy does an amazing job
Amy has the challenge of not only training my headstrong beagle, Anna, but also my brother with moderate special needs. Getting the two of them to work together is no easy feat, but Amy is doing an amazing job!
Always There to Help
BlueDog is so reliable and trustworthy! We have had Kim walk our dog for the past two years and she is so good with our Labrador. She taught her how to walk on the leash like a good girl and she gives her a ton of exercise and helps expend… Read more “Always There to Help”
A lot of helpful information
I just wanted to say that I’m very happy with Tom Prendergast’s training. I’ve met with him twice and he has a lot of helpful information and techniques. I look forward to future sessions training me to work with my German Shepherd pup. Thank you Tom for all of your… Read more “A lot of helpful information”
We cannot thank the staff at BlueDog enough
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 classes at BlueDog. My husband and I could tell right away… Read more “We cannot thank the staff at BlueDog enough”
Noticed a Significant Difference
Thanks to BlueDog, Riley and I completed a complete loop around the complex with her at my heels with a loose leash and no physical corrections! She braved the wind and stayed focused on me even with the garbage cans flying around us. We passed 5 dogs all of whom… Read more “Noticed a Significant Difference”
[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 about the walk. Love everything. Great Job. You truly are the only service to use in the Andovers!
Provided Teaching & Encouragement
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 been a time that I questioned your commitment to our dogs or the competency… Read more “Provided Teaching & Encouragement”
Professionalism & Dedication
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 & love for dogs into a thriving small business. We love our dog walker Meghan, she is great with… Read more “Professionalism & Dedication”
Reliability & Flexibility
Our dog is a handful on a leash! BlueDog does a great job giving him the exercise he needs during his long days home alone. We can’t thank them enough for their continued reliability and flexibility. We also love the journal about his daily walks!
We cannot recommend BlueDog enough
We cannot recommend BlueDog enough! I have gone to other companies to train other pets in the past, and nothing compares to the trainers and programs BlueDog provides. Everyone who works there is nothing short of amazing! We have been taking classes as a family with our two dogs and… Read more “We cannot recommend BlueDog enough”
Competent, Friendly & Upbeat
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 best part of Simon’s day is when he goes happily out for a… Read more “Competent, Friendly & Upbeat”
Flexible & Accommodating
Kim is a warm and wonderful person who really cares about the dogs she walks and their owners. She’s been walking my wonderful little mutt for about 2 years and I know how much Sasha loves her time with Kim and her 2 collies. Kim is always flexible and accommodating… Read more “Flexible & Accommodating”
Genuine Care, Excellent Training
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 reactive both on-leash and off-leash and was beginning to make our 1-year old puppy a bit skittish… Read more “Genuine Care, Excellent Training”