Raleigh dog training

A great dog is fun, energized, and reliable.
SO IS GREAT DOG TRAINING.


Quality dog training and a passion for improving the relationship between dogs and their owners are at the heart of Blue Line K-9 Raleigh dog training. We believe in the power of positive reinforcement and the importance of continuous training.

Located just outside of Raleigh, NC, we’re no stranger to quality dog training and have been working with dogs and their families since 2015.

We focus on puppy training, board and train programs, behavioral rehabilitation, as well as private lessons.

What we offer:

We believe in offering a custom training approach to each dog and its owner. Every household and dog-owner relationship is unique and so are training needs. There is no one size fits all approach here. We bring years of experience training dogs for all kinds of situations, from dogs at home as pets to all types of working dogs, so you and your pup are sure to develop the best companion relationship possible. We specialize in teaching owners how to communicate with their dogs in order to build a better relationship with them. We believe in teaching owners as well as dogs as that is crucial to training success. There must be clear communication between all parties involved in order for there to be a good training relationship.

Puppy Training


It’s best to start training a puppy as soon as possible, they are like sponges and soak up everything they are taught quickly. It can be hard to later correct behaviors that were cute in the puppy days but aren’t so cute a year or two later.  

We can help you and your puppy learn: 

•Basic Commands • Potty Training • Socialization • & more!•
Puppy Platinum Program℠

Puppy Platinum Program℠

We will work to teach your puppy foundational commands that you will utilize throughout your dog’s life. Some of these commands are Sit, Down, Come, Loose Leash Walking, Wait at the Door, and Name Recognition! 

10 Day and Train Sessions  - (Drop off in the AM - Pick up in the PM) 

4 Exit Lessons when you pick up your pup at Lessons 1, 3,  6, and 10. These are where we will review puppy education and your puppy’s new skill set!  

Puppy box, containing many of the things you will need for the success of this program

Puppy Platinum VIP Program℠

Puppy Platinum VIP Program℠

Your dog will board with us at one of our partner kennels for 10 days. During that time, we will get to know your dog and get him or her familiar with leash obedience and introduce distractions. Your dog will go home with manners and command response. We will discuss details and particulars with you when you call to sign up for this program and again when you drop off your dog.

10 days of intensive training from certified professional trainers.

1 Session on the last day to ensure you and your dog are growing together.

Advanced Training


Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Of course, you can!

It's never too late to begin training with your beloved dog. We offer solutions for a dog you may have adopted in adulthood, a dog that is experiencing behavioral issues, or if it’s simply become time to deepen your relationship with a beloved pet.
Ultimate Platinum Program℠

Ultimate Platinum Program℠

We will work to teach your dog foundational commands that you will utilize throughout your dog’s life. Many of these commands are Sit, Down, Come, Loose Leash Walking, Wait at the Door, and Name Recognition! 

7 Day and Train Sessions (Drop off in the AM pick up in the PM) 

3 Exit lessons when you pick up your pup at Lessons 1, 3, and 6. These are where we review your dog's new skill set!

Ultimate Platinum Stay & Train Program℠

Ultimate Platinum Stay & Train Program℠

Your dog will stay overnight with us for 10 days.  During that time we will get to know your dog and get him or her familiar with leash obedience and introduce off-leash control with distractions. Your dog will go home with manners, command response, and the ability to enjoy walks! We will discuss details and particulars with you when you call to sign up for this program and again when you drop off your dog.

10 Days of intensive training from certified professional trainers.

One pickup session where we teach you to continue the training and enjoy your dogs’ new skills.

Video chat with a trainer 1-2 days after lesson one to answer any questions, review lesson 1, and kick start your in-home training.

Ultimate Training Program℠

Ultimate Training Program℠

We meet with you and your dog.  Our training program will provide both you and your pet the confidence and know-how to succeed in many situations. After completing our dog obedience program you will have a furry friend with manners, command response, and the ability to enjoy walks!

Behavioral Rehabilitation℠

Behavioral Rehabilitation℠

Is your dog suffering from or showing signs of aggression, reactivity, fear, or high anxiety? If yes, this program is for you. With a custom-tailored training program to fit the needs of you and your dog designed to create a strong bond, build a relationship, and extinguish those unwanted behaviors. All Behavior Rehabilitation MUST start with an In-Person Evaluation/Single Lesson.

You can train online with us!


Online Training Sessions

No matter where you live in the world, you can now schedule a phone or Skype consultation with a professional, Master Dog Trainer to get live, personalized dog training advice. Our trainers can help you with everything from new puppy assistance, shelter dog rehabilitation, advanced behavior issues, or other dog-related questions you may have.  While nothing can replace the value of an in-person session, phone consultations can be invaluable starter tools, starting dog owners on the road to success.

Meet the Location Chief

After retiring as a police officer and working in the K-9 unit, our owner Jeff Malzahn opened his own training center and to pursue his goal of passing his knowledge and experience to dog owners in Wake and Johnston counties and the greater Raleigh area in North Carolina.

 
He currently owns a Belgian Malinois, Luther, a pitbull he found at Tractor Supply named Zoey and a Chihuaha named Tito. Jeff lives in Johnston County with his wife  Allie Malzahn who was also a police officer for 20 years.  Allie’s love is for all things fitness-related including running and Crossfit.  Together Jeff and Allie have 3 wonderful daughters, Olivia, Ella, and Sophia. They stay busy with their daughter’s basketball, volleyball and soccer games.


We are excited to meet and work with new people and their beloved pups in the greater Raleigh area. 

Our Story.

Jeff graduated from Michigan State University and became a police officer.  He served with the Wyoming Michigan Police Department, starting in patrol, and later was selected to be a K9 Handler becoming the first (and still the only) officer to train his K9, Jake, from puppy to certified patrol dog. 

Working with Jake inspired a deeper appreciation and love for dogs within him and Jeff discovered training dogs was his passion and soon began to help family and friends with their dog training issues. 

Once Jeff and his family moved to Raleigh in 2009 he continued his work as a police officer with the Raleigh Police Department. He wanted to continue his passion by working with and training dogs, and in 2015, Jeff decided to start Blue Line K9 Training.  He started with a single crate and began training dogs and puppies.  Soon, he was so busy he knew his work with dogs was ready for the next step and he decided to retire as a police officer in 2019 to do dog training full time. 

Blue Line K-9 Raleigh believes in offering a custom training approach to each client.  We bring years of experience training police dogs, personal protection dogs, and other working dogs as well as hundreds of pet dogs to Wake and Johnston Counties.


Raleigh LOCATION & HOURS


address


Your go to resource for your best friends needs.
 
477 Westerman Place
Smithfield, North Carolina 27577
 
 

hours


Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunday Closed