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.