Control Unleashed® Foundations

In-Person Class

About this Class:

Based on the books and DVDs by Leslie McDevitt, the Control Unleashed program helps dogs learn how to relax, focus, and work reliably off-leash.  In this 7 week class, we will establish default behaviors that give your dog a repertoire of socially-acceptable methods of engaging with you and others as well as pattern games that help your dog stay focused in busy environments. Through the CU program you will learn how to understand and empower your dog, and your dog will learn to make good behavioral choices.

Despite the class title, Control Unleashed is a fun curriculum taught while your dog is on-leash in our training center.

Note: This class is not appropriate for dogs who display reactive behavior (barking, lunging) toward people or other dogs.


  • Angie Madden, CCUI


  • $225

Number and length of class sessions:

  • Seven sessions, 60-minutes each; the first session will be virtual and the others will be held in our training center in Rockville.

Upcoming Classes

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Class fees help support the free programs and services provided by Your Dog’s Friend, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and supporting dog parents.



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Not ready to sign up? Waiting for a better day to fit your schedule? Join the Control Unleashed notification list and we’ll email you as soon as we schedule new sessions of this class.