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Classes

 

Wednesdays at Camino Real Park in Ventura off Mills Rd & Dean St.
12:00 to 1:00 or 2:00 to 3:00
Competition Obedience Class (Novice, Open and Utility
Rally Class (Novice, Advanced, Excellent)

 

The first ½ hour the group class begins with how to get your dog to watch you while heeling and the proper footwork for right, left, about turns, halts, fast & slow pace. I cover all the obedience exercises of figure 8’s, stand for examination and recalls both straight and the drop through the crowd of dogs and people. I teach hand signals for stand, down, sit and start to add distractions to your dog while maintaining attention. We work on straight fronts, left and right finishes, catch up heeling and work on the group sits and downs exercise.

The second ½ hour a ring is set up for the novice, open and utility obedience exercises and we start to proof the dog with major distractions, talking to dog, toys, treats on the ground etc. Dumbbell work, gloves, utility articles, go outs and directed jumping in taught, breaking down each task step by step. Really fine-tune the exercises for all levels to achieve a better performance in the trial setting.

There is a rally course set up that is nested for all three levels where you learn the 36 novice, 18 advanced and 13 excellent rally signs, plus the regulations and point deductions are reviewed for optimum performance. Tips are given on how to get a better performance from you and your dog.

 

 

3:00 to 4:00 Basic Obedience Class

 

 

For those who either just want a well-behaved dog and don’t want to compete with a new puppy/older dog or need the basic exercises to start your competition career, I will show you how to get them to walk nicely on a leash, meet people and other dogs in a mannerly fashion, sits, downs, stand, stay, come, take it and leave it. I also incorporate various exercises to have fun with your dog like an agility tunnel, weave poles, jumps, intro to rally and tricks of all kinds.

Each class is $95.00 for 6-weeks, 1 hour or if you enter two classes or have two dogs the price is reduced to $170.00. There is a $20.00 drop in rate for any of the classes. I do allow for 2 missed classes in each 6-week series.

 

 

 

 

 

Valley Hills Obedience Club
Canoga Park Lutheran School, 7357 Jordan Avenue, Canoga Park, CA

 

VHOC offers a number of classes for pet owners looking to master simple K9 manners and dog enthusiasts looking to earn High in Trial!

 

The following classes are held at Canoga Park Lutheran School, located at 7357 Jordan Ave. at Wyandotte St. in Canoga Park, one block north of Sherman Way and east of Topanga Canyon.

  Check out their website at:  http://www.vhoc.org/ClassInfo.htm

 

Beginning Obedience & Manners Class

 

Instructed by club member Laurie Burnam, this six-week class is designed for pet owners looking for instruction in basic obedience. The class covers basic behaviors such as walking nicely on a leash, sit, down, stay, come and also offers a taste of typical competitive obedience exercises and an agility tunnel, weave poles and jumps for students looking to further their training experience. Class meets on the grass field from 6:30-7:30 on Tuesdays. Cost is $90. For more information, please contact Laurie Burnam at (818) 784-8440 or via email at bellaluna@pacbell.net

Competitive Obedience Class

This class is designed for dog and handler teams who want to work towards their CD/CDX/UD titles. The first half of class is a group setting, focusing on attention heeling, fine tuning footwork and handling skills, figure 8’s, stand/moving stand for exam, recalls, straight and drop, fronts/finishes, distractions, plus sits & downs. Second half of class students will work on Open and Utility exercises and complete run throughs. All dogs should have a good, solid foundation, possibly obtained by the Beginning Competitive Obedience Class taught by Sarah Sykes.

Class meets from 7:45-8:45p.m. on Tuesdays, cost for a six week series is $90. VHOC members, $105. non-members, Drop-ins at $20. for VHOC members, and $25. for non-members, with instructor’s approval. For more information please contact: Laurie Burnam at 818-882-0443 or bellaluna@pacbell.net.

Rally Obedience



 

This class is designed to familiarize students with the various exercises performed throughout the AKC AND ASCA Novice, Advanced, Excellent and Masters level Rally Obedience. The Novice class teaches the 36/37 signs used in competition with courses incorporating those signs. The Advanced/Excellent/Masters class teaches the 18/9 Advanced, 13/17 Excellent and 13 Masters signs used in competition with courses incorporating those signs. Multi level classes will meet from 6:30-7:30p.m. on Thursdays, cost for a six week series is $90. VHOC members, $105. for non-members. Drop-ins at $20. for VHOC members, and $25. for non-members, with instructor’s approval. For more information, please contact Laurie at (818) 882-0443 or  bellaluna@pacbell.net.

From RN to RAE in 3 years shown 30 times achieving 8 perfect 100’s, 15 1st places with an average score of 97.

Contact:

Laurie Burnam
(818) 784-8440
bellaluna@pacbell.net

 

 

 

 

** BRAND NEW CLASS **

                                PIERCE COLLAGE EXTENSION PROGRAM

     6201 WINNETKA AVENUE, WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91371  (818) 719-6425

                           DOG KNOWLEDGE, CARE & OBEDIENCE TRAINING

In this 6-week class, you and your dog will work on basic obedience commands such as “sit, lie down, stay, stand, come, leave it, to heel nicely on a leash and meet other dogs and people in a mannerly fashion”. In addition, you will learn different dog sports activities like, “agility with jumps, tunnels and weave poles, competition obedience/rally exercises, nose work searching and even many types of dog tricks. With some practice, you will gain more confidence working with your dog, and you may even be amazed how much fun you can have together.

                      6 Mondays                                                 6:30 – 8:30pm

                      May 1 – June 12, 2017  (off May 29)         Reg. Fee TBD

CONTACT PIERCE COLLAGE DIRECTLY FOR ENROLLMENT

Course Objective

This course will help people achieve a better bond with their dog, to show them how to get a mannerly but still happy dog that can be taken in public places with ease. They will be introduced to many dog sports and perhaps decide to continue with more advanced training in one or more of those activities.

 

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