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.

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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

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

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

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


Laurie Burnam
(818) 784-8440