Benefit from our solid experience combined with certified, positive techniques for the best possible dog training results.

Living with a dog can be hard! Does your dog pull on leash? Jump on you or your guests? Growl at humans or other dogs? Is your dog afraid of everything?

Blue Rock Dog Training can work with you to educate your pet to be well-mannered, friendly and confident with other dogs and people. We have the training solution for every behavior challenge, from basic house training for puppies or ‘new to you’ dogs, through resolving advanced behavior challenges like leash pulling or bolting. Our full-service, private training programs can turn your dog into your ideal dog.

Choose the Solution That Works Best for You

Private Dog Training

Are you having real challenges with your dog’s training? Do you lack the time or flexibility to travel to classes? Some dogs have behavior issues that would make attending class difficult or unsafe. Personalized, private sessions may be the answer for you.

Group Training Classes

Group classes are great for puppies and dogs that need basic training, or the opportunity to socialize and work around other dogs. We can work on overall skills and manners, or a specific one such as polite leash walking and recall. We keep our classes small, so you and your dog get individualized attention.

Why Choose Us to Train Your Dogs?

We love dogs, and motivate them to learn through only positive reinforcement techniques, and never use pain or intimidation. Learning should be fun, and bond you with your dog.

Why Choose Us to Train Your Dogs?

We love dogs, and motivate them to learn through only positive reinforcement techniques, and never use pain or intimidation. Learning should be fun, and bond you with your dog.

Meet the Trainer

Barbara Eriksson, Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA

Barbara has a long history of training and modifying the behavior of animals, from farm horses to her own dogs, and the dogs of her clients. She finds genuine joy in training and its results, and wants to pass on that excitement to others. Not only does she rely on her personal experience, but she has achieved some of the top honors available in dog training.

Barbara is amazing! At our house, we affectionately refer to her as “the dog whisperer”. Before Barbara began working with Sophie, our Australian Shepherd/Australian Cattle Dog mix, Sophie would “lose her mind”, jumping when anyone entered the house-at one point knocking someone’s hat off. We had actually started boarding her when we were having company. After just a few training sessions Sophie no longer “loses her mind” and settles down quickly when someone enters the house. Barbara’s gentle approach worked wonders. I cannot praise Barbara enough.

Maureen

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New Classes start this week!

Puppy Kindergarten starts Sunday at 12:30. If your puppy is less than 16 weeks old, this class is designed to help you and your pup get off on the right paw! We will cover socialization, house training, puppy nipping, jumping, learning all the good manners behaviors, and more! We meet weekly for an hour each week for 5 weeks. Cost is $160 for all 5 weeks. To register:
app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=22014575&appointmentType=57317966

Tricks class starts Wednesday at 6:30. Come have fun with your dog in a laid back atmosphere. Learn how to teach your dog tricks and earn Tricks titles from the AKC. We will meet for an hour each Wednesday for 5 weeks. Cost is $160. To register:
app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=22014575&appointmentType=59084792

Intermediate Life Skills- Two classes starting this week. If your dog has taken beginner classes or Puppy classes, this is the class for you! One class meets Wednesdays at 5pm. UPDATE: THE WEDNESDAY CLASS IS FULL. STILL SPOTS IN THE SATURDAY CLASS

The second class meets Saturdays at 10:30. Both classes are 5 weeks long and the cost is $160. To register for the Saturday class:

app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=22014575&appointmentType=58858165
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Pictured is baby Jemma at 5 weeks old!

She's so cute!!! Don't you wish they could stay that small forever💕

What class do you suggest for an 11 month old, who hasn't taken any classes, but is over the puppy nipping and jumping phase and is house trained?

Leah Barnes

These three awesome teams just finished our Tricks class and earned 6 AKC Titles between them! They all powered through their Novice titles and went on to earn their Intermediate Titles! Cheryl and Hamilton even learned a few Advanced Tricks! Congratulations Jami and Eddie, Dylan and Sarge, and Cheryl and Hamilton! Your dogs had fun and learned a lot and I sure had fun working with you!

Our next Tricks class starts next week (2/21 at 6:30). To register click:
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Labs can learn!❤️

Congratulations to all three teams!

Congratulations to all!

Thank you for everything!!

You guys rock!!!

You make training fun Barb!

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Two new classes start this weekend!

Canine Good Citizen Class on Saturdays at 3:30 starts 1/27. We will meet for 5 weeks to practice the exercises on the Canine Good Citizen test, and on week 6 we will have an evaluator testing each team. Cost is $175 and includes the test. To register:
app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=22014575&appointmentType=57236784

Polite Leash with Lottie Hains starts Sunday 1/28 at 11. This class meets for 5 weeks and each team will learn polite leash skills. End the pulling on walks with your dog and be ready for spring walks! Cost is $160 for all 5 weeks. To register:
app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=22014575&appointmentType=57748283

Both classes are held at Blue Rock Training Center. Questions? Email barbara@bluerockdogtraining.com
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Umm 🤨 Barb… I didn’t know you were supposed to walk your leash.

We have had requests for a polite leash walking class, so here's your chance!

If your dog pulls on leash, if you'd like to get your dog out more this summer(yes, summer is coming!), this class is for you!

5 weeks, taught by Lottie Hains, starts Sunday 1/28 at 11am, cost $160.

Learn how to get your dog walking without pulling, go through doorways nicely and more!

To register:

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Hmmmm, my first attempt at creating a post with Canva is a big fail! I wanted to post about our new Polite leash walking class that starts at 11am on 1/28. Meet for an hour weekly for 5 weeks. The cost is $160. Taught by Lottie Hains. To register:https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=22014575&appointmentType=57748283

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New Classes start this week!

Puppy Kindergarten starts Sunday at 12:30. If your puppy is less than 16 weeks old, this class is designed to help you and your pup get off on the right paw! We will cover socialization, house training, puppy nipping, jumping, learning all the good manners behaviors, and more! We meet weekly for an hour each week for 5 weeks. Cost is $160 for all 5 weeks. To register:
https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=22014575&appointmentType=57317966

Tricks class starts Wednesday at 6:30. Come have fun with your dog in a laid back atmosphere. Learn how to teach your dog tricks and earn Tricks titles from the AKC. We will meet for an hour each Wednesday for 5 weeks. Cost is $160. To register:
https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=22014575&appointmentType=59084792

Intermediate Life Skills- Two classes starting this week. If your dog has taken beginner classes or Puppy classes, this is the class for you! One class meets Wednesdays at 5pm. UPDATE: THE WEDNESDAY CLASS IS FULL. STILL SPOTS IN THE SATURDAY CLASS

The second class meets Saturdays at 10:30. Both classes are 5 weeks long and the cost is $160. To register for the Saturday class:

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=22014575&appointmentType=58858165
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Barbara Eriksson is an IAABC Associate Certified Behavior Consultant.