Classes

                                                    PIERCE COLLEGE EXTENSION  

6201 Winnetka Avenue, Woodland hills, Ca 91371    818-719-6425   FAX: 818-703-1525 

                                 OBEDIENCE CAN BE FUN– Pierce College Extension

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.

Prerequisite: The dog must be at least 4 months old and have current vaccination. Please bring your dog to the first class with any collar and 6 foot leash you normally use, but no flexi leashes and try not to bring a harness, plenty of tasty treats (dog or human kind, cheese, hotdogs, chicken, steak etc.) and a toy if they are so inclined.

Laurie Burnam has been teaching dog training in the LA and Ventura area for 25 years, competing in agility, herding, obedience and rally competitions, earning many titles, awards and ribbons with her Australian Shepherd dogs. Previously she trained horses and riders for 35 years, also competing in western style horse shows.

6 Mondays and/or Wednesdays                                       6:30pm – 7:30pm

Dates:    4 times a year, see their catalogues                   Reg. Fee $81.00

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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                                                PIERCE COLLEGE EXTENSION

                                       BEGINNING AGILITY     TRAINING CLASS

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This Beginning Starter Agility Class will give you the basic techniques to teach your dog to jump, to go through a tunnel, to learn how to maneuver weave poles, to stop on contacts using a baby contact board and baby teeter, and have a stay on the start line. Then learn how to navigate an agility course using front, rear and blind crosses. Teach your dog to work away from you while performing each obstacle.  Full courses will be offered as well as small drills. All dogs must be stable around other dogs and can work relatively well-off leash

Call 818-719-6425 to register 

6 Sessions, 4 times a year, see catalogues for dates
Weekly – Mondays and/or Wednesdays 

7:45pm to 8:45pm

Location     Pierce College parking lot 9 near horse arena

Instructor   Laurie Burnam 

Tuition:    $91.00

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SORRY THESE CLASSES ARE NOT BEING OFFERED AT THIS TIME DUE TO THE GREAT DISTANCE FOR ME TO TRAVEL FROM SHERMAN OAKS. WILL KEEP YOU POSTED IF I CHANGE PLANS.

 
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
  

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 exercises.   

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 four levels where you learn the novice, intermediate/advanced, excellent and masters 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, sit, down, stand, stay, come, 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.   

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                                                   Valley Hills Obedience Club    

SORRY, THESE CLASSES ARE NOT BEING OFFERED DUE TO THE SHERMAN OAKS CHURCH NOT ALLOWING US TO RETURN BECAUSE OF COVID-19. WE ARE SCOURING THE VALLEY FOR A SUITABLE NEW LOCATION. WILL LET YOU KNOW IF PLANS CHANGE.

Congregational Church of the Chimes 14115 Magnolia Blvd. Sherman Oaks, Calif  91423    

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 Church of the Chimes corner of Magnolia Blvd. and Hazeltine Ave.

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

BEGINNING OBEDIENCE AND 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, stand and leave it. Also offers a taste of typical competitive obedience exercises, rally obedience, nose work search, tricks and agility tunnels, weave poles and jumps for students looking to further their training experience. Class meets on the grass field from 6:30-7:30 on Thursdays. Cost is $100.00 for the 6 week series or $20.00 per class. No make-up classes are allowed. For more information, please contact Laurie Burnam at (818) 882-0443 or via email at bellaluna@pacbell.net

                                                       BEGINNING AGILITY CLASS

Instructed by club member Laurie Burnam, this six-week class will give you the basic techniques to teach your dog to jump, to go through a tunnel, to learn how to maneuver weave poles, and have a stay on the start line. Then learn how to navigate an agility course using front, rear and blind crosses. Teach your dog to work away from you while performing each obstacle.  Various drills will be offered as well as small courses to navigate. All dogs must be stable around other dogs and can work relatively well-off leash. ”                                    Thursday evenings, 7:45 to 8:45, $140.00 for 6-weeks or $30.00 per class non-club member, $120.00 for 6-weeks or $25.00 for VHOC members

COMPETITION 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 Patti Rovtar on Tuesday evenings, 7:30 to 8:30pm at Church of the Chimes

Class meets from 7:30 – 8:30p.m. on Tuesdays, $125.00 for 6-weeks or $25.00 per drop in non-VHOC member, $100.00 for 6-weeks or $20.00 drop in for VHOC member.                               Sorry no make-up classes are allowed.                                                                                            
For more information please contact:  Laurie Burnam
bellaluna@pacbell.net   818-882-0443 

RALLY OBEDIENCE CLASS 

This class is designed to familiarize students with the various exercises performed throughout the AKC AND ASCA Novice, Intermediate/Advanced, Excellent and Masters level Rally Obedience. Each week a course is nested to showcase the various signs used in competition. Multi level classes will meet from 6:30-7:30p.m. on Tuesdays, cost for a six week series is $100. VHOC members, $125. for non-members. Drop-ins at $20. for VHOC members, and $25. for non-members, with instructor’s approval. No make-up classes are allowed. For more information, please contact Laurie at (818) 882-0443 or bellaluna@pacbell.net. 

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 home                                                                                                        (818) 427-3032 cell     bellaluna@pacbell.net

 

POOCHABILITY MERCHANDISE & DOG TRAINING PRODUCTS

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.