Welcome to Poochability Dog Training.  My name is Laurie Burnam and I am professional dog trainer.  I can’t imagine life without animals in it.  Ever since I was little, there has been dogs, cats, horses, rabbits and many other creatures around. As a result of my passion for animals, dog training has become my life’s work.  Please read more! ….

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Taking care of an aged parent and dog go hand in hand. Much of what I learned for my dog came from taking care of my mom and vice versa. At age 88 my mother had dementia and diabetes, one affecting the other quite rapidly, requiring her to be placed in a...

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What Kind of Collar Should I Get for My Dog?

What Kind of Collar Should I Get for My Dog?

I receive this question a lot.  With so many collars on the market, I know it can be confusing to the average dog owner. Lets take a few minutes to address this question.   The first thing to address is your dog's age and size. For the purposes of this article, I...

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Braided Flat Leashes

Braided Flat Leashes

Braided Flat Leashes by Laurie Burnam – As a dog trainer, I work with all sorts of pet products. One of my favorite products to work with are the Nylon Flat Braided Leashes, which I highly recommend to my clients.

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What Kind of Toys Should I Get for My Dog?

What Kind of Toys Should I Get for My Dog?

They're not as important as food and water, but dog toys cannot be overlooked. They can prevent dogs from exhibiting destructive behavior and can also help with separation anxiety. Like children, dogs like some toys better than others and each dog is different. While...

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When Should I Start Training My Dog?

When Should I Start Training My Dog?

Clients often ask me, "When should I start training my dog? Can old dogs learn new tricks?" The truth is, if you are living with your dog you are already training her! Every word, every, touch, every interaction of any kind is dog training. The real question is what...

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 Match Run-Through


Laurie Burnam and Poochability Dog Training is Offering


Need to practice obedience and rally in a trial like setting? 

Want distractions to make training harder but trialing easier?

Come to my monthly matches usually held on Saturdays!

(Days and dates subject to change due to other events happening.)

If you want the ASCA rally signs as well as the AKC ones, let me know in advance.
Check the calendar often and also get on my reminder email lists.
Louise Park on Sherman Way (See Details Below)

Louise Park on Sherman Way in Van Nuys

7140 Louise Ave, Van Nuys 91604
Southeast corner of Louise Avenue and Sherman Way
Just 1/2 mile west of Balboa Blvd in the San Fernando Valley


Nested courses for Rally Novice, Advanced, Excellent & Masters
Three Obedience rings for Novice, Open, & Utility
$5.00 per run or 3 runs for $12.00
Entries at 9:00 AM, judging to follow


View the Calendar for Details!


When using any training device or toy, please be aware of dogs nature to grab, chew and swallow any item in your possession. See Home Page, Training Info, How to use the training equipment, page 4 and 5, Attention Heeling with the Training Aid for instructional use.