About Poochability Dog Training

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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! ….

 

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, Intermediate, Advanced, Excellent and Masters)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 novice, intermediate, advanced, excellent and master 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, nose work search 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

VHOC lost our training site after 14 years, so we are in the process of finding a new location. We have a temporary locations but check with me first to make sure they are still viable. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning Obedience & Manners Class

 

 

 

Instructed by club member Laurie Burnam, this ongoing 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, leave it and also offers a taste of typical competitive obedience exercises, learn agility using a tunnel, weave poles and jumps, nose work search exercises, rally competition signs on a course, plus tricks for students looking to further their training experience. Class meets from 6:30-7:30 pm on Thursdays, location tbd. Until a permanent location is found, the cost is $20. per class. For more information, please contact Laurie Burnam at (818) 882-0443 or via email at bellaluna@pacbell.net

 

 

 

Competitive Obedience Class

 

 

 

This ongoing class, has been combined with the Rally Class and 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 Obedience and Manners Class or similar. No make up classes are allowed within your 6-week series.

 

 

 

Class currently meets from 7:00 to 8:00p.m. on Tuesdays, location tbd, cost for a six week series was $100. VHOC members, $125. non-members, however until a permanent location is found, we will use the 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 ongoing class, has been combined with the Competitive Obedience Class and is designed to familiarize students with the various exercises performed throughout the AKC AND ASCA Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Excellent and Masters level Rally Obedience. The course is nested with all four levels, instruction is given how to execute each sign for the level you want to learn. Classes will meet from 6:30-7:30p.m. on Tuesdays, location tbd, cost for a six week series was $100. VHOC members, $125. for non-members, however until a permanent location is found, we will use the Drop-ins at $20. for VHOC members, and $25. for non-members, with instructor's approval. No make up classes are allowed within your 6-week attendance. For more information, please contact Laurie at (818) 882-0443 or  bellaluna@pacbell.net.

 

 

 

 

 Mockingbird's Lil Scout went 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 COLLEGE 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. Starting in September there will be a Beginning Agility class offered at the second class timeline. More info to follow.

 

 

 

                      6 Mondays              Two Separate Classes              6:00 to 7:25  7:35 to 9:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT PIERCE COLLEGE 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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