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 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.

The Basics:

This class teaches 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

Puppy Etiquette Class

$175.00 | Six (6) Week Session

For puppies 8 months and younger.
In this class, your puppy will learn the cues "watch me", "sit", "down", "leave it", "stay" and "come", and YOU'LL learn how to help your pup focus, build strong impulse control, improve recall and leash manners. We also prepare you for the adolescent stage with some time spent on how to properly socialize and desensitize your puppy to different experiences, people, and other dogs.


Adult Etiquette Class

$175.00 | Six (6) Week Session

For dogs 9 months and up.
In this class we advance the basic skills learned in Puppy Etiquette. Dogs build their ability to respond to their cues: "watch me", "sit", "down", "leave it", "stay" and "come" with additional distractions and at greater distances. Owners will also learn how to apply these skills to real world scenarios like building a "place" cue to help your dog settle when guests come to the door and improving your ability to maintain a loose leash walk or a "heel".


Good Citizen Prep Course

For dogs of all ages. Our flexible class registration will help you meet your personal training goals!

This class begins a flexible build-your-own training program, allowing your dog to focus on the skills you want them to learn. No more wasting your time in classes that teach you 1 new thing and 4 old things. Now you can focus on just what your dog needs!

Step One: Enroll in our two-week introductory workshop.

$100.00 | Two (2) Week Session

The first week of our Introductory Workshop is for HUMANS ONLY. This is an interactive experience that helps you better understand how your dog thinks, reacts, and learns. We will go over all the skills you need to get started with positive reinforcement training techniques. Specifically, setting up a successful training environment, choosing the right equipment (leash, collar, harness, etc), identifying your dog's motivators, and how to use a clicker.

The second week is an evaluation of your dog. By assessing basic skills, we'll get an understanding of what they already know and how to meet their needs in a classroom environment. This will include a video that you can then reference at the end of class for a "Before and After" and a form to track your training goals and progress. This is a professional behavioral evaluation, ($90 value)!

Step Two: Enroll in the additional skills based classes you want after completing the workshop! Currently offered Saturdays at 4:00 and 5:30pm.

  • Learning New Cues
  • Target Training
  • Impulse Control
  • Calm Greetings
  • Leash Manners
  • Working with Distractions

Not only will these courses prepare you for CGC Certification, they will help you learn how to teach your dog basic cues (sit, down, leave it, stay, and come), set the foundations for teaching complex behaviors (target training and cue "proofing"), and help you improve your dog's ability to greet others calmly and walk well on a leash.

You can choose one class, two, four, six or eight! Need help improving in one specific area? You can repeat the same class as many times as you want!

Is your dog already good with the basics and you want to advance into more solid recall with more distractions, reliable responses to cues at a distance, or start teaching your dogs tricks or tasks they can perform for you? We'll help you pick the classes best suited to your training goals!


Beginner's Agility

This class has prerequisites!

For dogs of all ages. Must first complete the Good Citizen Introductory Workshop and Skills Classes: Learning New Cues & Target Training.

Agility training is a wonderful way to build a stronger bond with your dog. Whether you intend to move on to competitive training, or just want to engage in something fun and mentally enriching, our Beginner's Agility class will get you started on the right paw.

Teach your dog to go over jumps, through hoops and tunnels, traverse weave poles, and cross a teeter board!

If you haven't yet completed our Good Citizen Introductory Workshop, sign up for that FIRST. Then complete the Learning New Cues & Target Training Skills Classes, and you'll be ready to sign up for agility!

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"A Walk in the Park" with UMDR

Sundays 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our Reactive Dog Walks are meant to help owners practice around other dogs, allowing for controlled exposure and guidance from our trainer in safely handling your dog's behaviors and ultimately improving your ability to walk comfortably without being pulled, dragged or worrying about your dog snapping at another in passing. This is also a great opportunity for owners with non-reactive dogs who want to work on improving basic leash manners and their dog's ability to remain focused and attentive around distractions!