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 averse 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 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.

Our Puppy and Adult Etiquette classes teach the basics that every dog needs to know to be a great family member in the home.

Our Reactive Dog classes help teach people why their dog is growling, barking, lunging, or biting and gives owners the knowledge and support they need to help their dog overcome that reactivity.

Our training classes are priced right to reach as many people in the community as possible and help as many dogs in the community as possible.

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]!”

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]!”

Puppy Etiquette Classes

Learn: Watch me • Sit • Down • Leave It • Stay • Coming when called • Loose leash walking • Socialization to dogs, people, and novel experiences

Class Registration Dates:

$120 for six-week session
Saturdays, 11 am - 12 pm

Fall 2019
September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12

Holiday 2019
November 2, 9, 16, 23, December 7, 14

Winter 2020
January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22

Spring 2020
April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9

Adult Etiquette Classes

Learn: Watch me • Sit • Down • Leave It • Stay • Coming when called • Loose leash walking • Settle

Class Registration Dates:

$120 for six-week session
Saturdays, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Fall 2019
September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12

Holiday 2019
November 2, 9, 16, 23, December 7, 14

Winter 2020
January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22

Spring 2020
April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9

Reactive Dog Classes

End of class goal: to safely walk your dog in the sight of other dogs without negative reactions

Class Registration Dates:

$350 for seven-week session

Fall 2019, Session 1
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22

Fall 2019, Session 2
Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24

Winter 2020
Sundays, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23