UMDR Force-Free Training Classes

Force free training is teaching an animal without pain, intimidation, threats, force, or coercion. It’s done without corrections, without adverse equipment (prong, shock, choke, bark collars), and without pain.

Force free training encourages a stronger bond and relationship with your dog and helps dogs gain confidence by thinking for themselves and learning to make good choices on their own.

Our training classes are taught by certified trainers. Certification requires professional referrals, experience, proven knowledge of science-based dog training, and a commitment to continuing education to enhance the dog training profession. You can be sure you are getting the best training there is for your dog with our experienced and certified trainers.

Our training classes provide information and education to the public to prevent dogs from living life on a chain, segregated to a pen, or being surrendered to the shelter by teaching owners how to teach their dog.

We have classes for everyone: Etiquette for puppies and adults, Reactive classes for dogs who have a hard time around other dogs, Sports for dogs who enjoy a little more activity, Puppy Social Hour for puppies wanting to socialize, and Virtual classes for dogs and humans who love learning at home.

Here is what one attendee had to say about the first reactive dog class:
“Can’t say enough good things about the reactive dog class. Our three-year-old pittie mix, Sadie, was adopted from unchained melodies and we’ve never made much progress with walks out doors and her pretty intense reactivity with dogs. We actually met our goal by the last night of the class and she was able to tolerate walking and u-turns with other dogs in sight, with a couple of joggers and trucks thrown in! I highly recommend this class and especially Heather [trainer]!”
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Etiquette Classes

Our Etiquette classes teach the basics that every dog needs to know to be a great family member in the home:
Focus • Sit • Down • Stay • Leave it • Coming when called • Walking on a loose leash • Stress free nail trims

Puppy Etiquette

For puppies 6 months and younger at the start of the session.
Learn all the basics and more with added socialization to dogs, people, and novel experiences to set your puppy off on the right paw.

Class Registration Dates: $150 for six-week session

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm:
FULL
- November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15

Mondays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm:
January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8

Saturdays, 10:30 am - 11:30 am:
January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6

Adult Etiquette

For dogs 7 months and older at the start of the session.
Learn all the basics and more, including how to teach your dog to settle.

Class Registration Dates: $150 for six-week session

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm:
January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9

Saturdays, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm:
January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6

Etiquette Essentials

For dogs of all ages.
Don’t have time for a six-week session? This class is for you! Learn how to teach your dog focus, sit, down, polite greetings, and leave it.

Class Registration Dates: $40 for two-week session

Saturdays, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm:
FULL - November 14 & 21
December 12 & 19


Reactive Dog Classes

Our in-person Reactive Dog classes are taught by our certified, head trainer, Heather Vo, CPDT-KA, LSHC-S, FFCP. She has over a decade of experience training dogs and has completed the renowned Aggression in Dogs Master Course. She has helped hundreds of dogs in our community while teaching their owners how to understand and change their dog’s behavior.

Reactive Etiquette

For dogs who are able to be around and interact with other dogs but struggle with reacting while on a leash.
Learn all the basics and more, including how to teach your dog to be calm around other dogs.

Class Registration Dates: $200 for six-week session

Mondays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm:
FULL - November 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm:
February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 26, 23
April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11

Reactive Dog

For dogs who are unable to be around or interact with other dogs and exhibit aggressive behavior.
Learn why dogs are reactive, how to read your dog’s body language to “hear” what they are telling you, and how to help your dog change their behavior to be able to safely walk them in the sight of other dogs without negative reactions.

Class Registration Dates: $350 for seven-week session

Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm:
February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm:
May 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


VIRTUAL is our new REALITY

Our Virtual Etiquette classes teach the basics that every dog needs to know to be a great family member from the comfort of your own home using Google Classroom.

Learn:
Watch me • Sit • Down • Leave It • Stay • Coming when called • Loose leash walking • Settle
Also, learn what your dog is telling you through their body language and how to have stress free nail trims

Why do we love Virtual classes?

  • Less Distractions = Faster Learning!
  • Train behaviors where it matters the most - your own home!
  • Excellent option for reactive dogs!
  • Easy for family to be involved!
  • Work multiple dogs!
  • Real time coaching!

Virtual Class Registration Dates: $150 for six-week session

Future class dates to be announced.

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Dog Sports

Have obedience down but your dog is still zooming around like an energizer bunny? Sign up for our Agility or Scent Work classes to give your dog an outlet that the whole family can enjoy!

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Scent Work

This class is great for those constant sniffers! Your dog will learn how to search for a specific scent and tell you where it is. This course can prepare you for AKC Novice Scent Work competitions if you're a competitive person.

Learn:
To Target an object • Search cue • Signal a find • Ignore decoys

Class Registration Dates:

$90 for three-week session

Sundays, 11 am - 12 pm
January 24, 31, February 7

Agility Classes
(Ages 1 year and older)

Agility is an obstacle course for dogs! In this class, you and your dog will learn to navigate each obstacle used in the sport. Don't worry, humans don't have to do the obstacles!

Learn:
Jumps • Hoop Jump • Pause Table • Tunnel • A-Frame • Dog Walk • Weave Poles • Chute • See-saw

Class Registration Dates:

$180 for six-week session

Sundays, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14

Sign up for Classes Now!

Click here to complete the registration form online.

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