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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Puppy Kindergarten! Sundays at 2:30 starting 6/23

We have a few spots left in the June Kindergarten class. This class is designed for young pups (up to 4 months). We will learn all about getting your puppy started right. Topics include: Teaching behaviors (sit, down, drop it, leave it, recall,etc) Preventing "bad" behaviors like pulling on leash, jumping, play biting, resource guarding, etc), and practicing polite greetings, polite leash walking and so much more! This is the best time to get your pup out for learning and socialization. Come train in our air conditioned training center and get your pup ready to be the best dog ever!

Class meets for an hour each week for 5 weeks. (NO CLASS JULY 7 or 21). Cost is $160 for 5 weeks. To register:

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Throwback photo from 2018! Baby Bekka in Puppy Kindergarten!

We will be having a Puppy Kindergarten starting Sunday 6/9 at 2:30pm. If you have a puppy 4 months old or younger, this is a great class to learn how to teach your puppy all the skills to help him be a great dog! We will work on teaching sit, down, recall, leave it, leash walking, greetings. socialization, potty training, and help you get a handle on puppy biting and mouthing! For five weeks we will meet each week for an hour to give your pup a solid foundation.

Cost is $160 for all 5 classes. To register:

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If your puppy or dog is older, we will have a Beginner Life Skills class starting at 1pm on Sunday 6/9. This class is also 5 weeks long and the cost is $160. To register:

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I recognize that puppy!!!!!

Loved these, they are the best classes!!

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That is so cool! Congratulations to the three teams!

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Again I appreciate all of your help and expertise Barb! Looking forward to another class with one of my dogs with you.

Congratulations to all the teams!

Congratulations!

Yay! Congratulations!!

Hard work pays off

Congratulations to all the teams! Great job!👏 👏👏👏👏

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Barbara Eriksson is an IAABC Associate Certified Behavior Consultant.