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. If you don't have the time to dedicate to a 6 week class, our Essential Manners 3 week class can give you the jump start you need.

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]!”
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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.

Class Registration Dates:

$150 for six-week session - Wednesdays, 6 pm - 7 pm:
August 5, 12, 19, 26, September 2, 9
November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9, 16

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

Benefits to Virtual Group 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!
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“We are so grateful for our virtual dog etiquette classes through Unchained Melodies Dog Rescue. We were supposed to attend in-person classes in April, and this is a great alternative so we can continue to give Oscar plenty of enrichment and confidence while we wait for a chance to safely meet in person. Thank you, Heather!”

IN-PERSON Group Classes

For those who still want to come to a group class at our training facility, we have the following classes available.

Essential Manners

Learn:
Polite Greeting • Drop • Leave It • Stay • Coming when called • Loose leash walking

Class Registration Dates:

$75 for three-week session

Sat, 11 am - 12 pm
Aug 15, 22 & 29

Puppy Etiquette

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

Class Registration Dates:

$150 for six-week session

Sat, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17
Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13

Adult Etiquette

Learn:
Watch me • Sit • Down • Leave It • Stay • Coming when called • Loose leash walking • Settle • How to have stress free nail trims

Class Registration Dates:

$150 for six-week session

Sat, 1 pm - 2 pm
Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17
Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13

Reactive Etiquette

For dogs who are able to be around and interact with other dogs but struggle with reacting while on a leash

Learn:
How to be calm around other dogs • Watch me • Sit • Down • Leave It • Stay • Coming when called • Loose leash walking • Settle • How to have stress free nail trims

Class Registration Dates:

$200 for six-week session

Tues, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sept 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20
Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16

Reactive Dog

For dogs who are unable to be around or interact with other dogs and exhibit aggressive behavior

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

Thur, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sept 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22
Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18


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 command • Signal a find • Ignore decoys

Class Registration Dates:

$90 for three-week session

Sat, 1 pm - 2 pm
Aug 15,22 & 29

Agility Classes

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

Sun, 1 pm - 2 pm
Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov 1, 8

Sign up for Classes Now!

Click here to complete the registration form online.

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