Jump City Agility Training Classes
August 12, 2025 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Starting in November I am now one of the agility instructors at Jump City Agility with Cara Callaway. Currently the classes are held at the Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Park on Tuesday and Wednesday nights but will return to the Balboa Park sometime in 2023. I am taking the 6:00 class with Tesla, assist Cara in the 7:00 class and teach the 8:00 class. https://www.jumpcityagility.com/classes.php
Jump City Training Classes
Jump City offers classes on:
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm.
More days and classes will be added soon.
No classes are offered on weekends.
Laurie Burnam came to the dog world with an already extensive background in training and competing with horses. She began helping train horses and competing in horse shows at age 14, receiving numerous trophies, ribbons and twice winning the prestigious high point year-end silver belt buckle. She continued with horse training for 35 years.
For the past 25 years Laurie has taught many types of dog training classes through Valley Hills Obedience Club, Pierce College and her own business Poochability Dog Training. Pet Obedience, Competition Obedience, Rally Obedience, Trick Training, Scent Work and of course Agility, using positive training methods and her naturally calm demeanor. Laurie has great respect for all animals and feels she has a special relationship with them. She believes her calmness comforts them and they tend to gravitate toward her presence.
Laurie has competed in many dog sports and achieved numerous titles with her Australian Shepherd dogs. Rescue Aussies Teddy earned his obedience CDX in AKC/ASCA then sadly passed from cancer at age 6, and Casey earning 10 titles in herding and CGC. Scout earning 70 titles including a MACH, RAE, UD in agility, obedience and rally. Her current Aussie dogs Scusi so far has 129 titles in agility, herding, obedience, rally, scent work, tricks, including an AKC MACH, 10 NADAC NATCH’s, several NADAC awards, ASCA ATCH 1, 2 & 3, RTCH in rally, and Aussie Tesla so far has 45 titles in agility, obedience, rally, scent work, tricks, achieving the NADAC Intro Versatility Award and just recently at the ASCA Nationals Specialty in Texas earned a perfect 200 score in Novice Rally achieving the High Scoring Novice Rally dog over 42 other teams.
Laurie is thrilled to join the Jump City organization and meet all the current and new students and their precious dogs.