Amy Pishner

Looking for a professional dog trainer?

You’ve come to the right place!

Valor K9 Academy Professional Dog Training

Welcome to Valor K9 Academy! We are a small, veteran-owned dog training company specializing in puppy training, basic obedience and behavior rehabilitation training. We work with dogs of all ages and breeds, and we customize our training approach to best fit each dog’s individual temperament and training style. We train dogs nationwide from our two locations in Chattanooga, TN, and Spokane, WA. We also offer online training for clients worldwide.

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A Strong Foundation is Key to Good Training.

Dogs talk, but only to those who know how to listen. Here at Valor K9 Academy, we believe that successful dog training is based on three things: communication, motivation and relationship. Therefore, everything we do fosters those key principles. We use a reward-based approach to training and later add corrections so that training is clear, consistent and reliable. Are you ready to have fun training?

Three great options to explore!

VK9-Spokane is recommended by:

  • Garland Animal Clinic
  • Indian Trail Animal Hospital
  • Cheney Veterinary Clinic
  • Blackhawk Veterinary Clinic
  • Kings Veterinary Clinic
  • Northwest Pet Resort
  • Doggie Doo’s and Daycare Too
  • Pawpular Companions Pet Supply
  • Flock’s Mini Aussies
  • Rescue 4 All
  • Higher Ground Animal Sanctuary
  • Power of the Paw
  • Double J Dog Ranch

VK9-Chattanooga is recommended by:

  • Nooga Paws
  • Animal Medical Professionals
  • St. Elmo Pet Wellness Center
  • Hixson Pet Wellness Center
  • Mountain Hospital for Animals
  • Shallow Ford Animal Hospital
  • Ashland Terrace Animal Hospital
  • Red Bank Animal Hospital
  • Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain
  • East Brainerd Animal Hospital
  • Chattanooga Veterinary Center
  • Standifer Gap Pet Hospital
  • Dade Animal Resource Team


  • Veteran-owned and operated
  • Fully licensed and insured
  • Customized training methods
  • Private in-home training
  • Family-friendly programs
  • Small group classes
  • Competitive rates
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Certified, professional trainers

Giving Back to our Community:

Here at Valor K9 Academy, we believe in giving back to our community and to animals in need. That’s why, since our start in 2014, we’ve donated over $25,000 in training to local non-profit animal rescue organizations, shelters and charities. We’re proud to support causes we care about.

Valor 4 Veterans:

Founded in 2017, Valor 4 Veterans seeks to provide service dogs and service dog training to local military veterans who are suffering from the effects of PTSD and TBI. All training is donated free of charge by Valor K9 Academy. Donations help pay for necessary equipment for the dogs.

Learn More About Our Approach to Dog Training

What Others Say About Us

  • Amy is an amazing trainer! I have been in the shelter and rescue world for almost 6 years and Valor K9 Academy is hands-down the BEST I have ever witnessed!

    Jamie McAtee, Founder Rescue 4 All
  • Amy's level of patience, understanding and care bears true to the measure of passion she has towards working with dogs.

    Vohne Liche Kennels
  • I recommend anyone in the area looking for a trainer to Amy at Valor K9 Academy!

    Cheryl Goede, Founder The German Shepherd Dog Community Facebook Page
  • Amy truly understands training and dog behavior. Her versatile methods can be used on any type of dog with any behavior.

    Autumn Jolley, Founder Power of the Paw
  • Amy can handle the biggest brute to the smallest fuzz ball, and have them acting better in a short period of time.

    Karen Douglas, Head K9 Trainer, Tennessee Highway Patrol
  • Amy has an amazing board and train program. Valor K9 is top notch!

    Shelley Rosenberger, Owner Rosenberger Constuction
  • I am so thankful that Rescue4All referred me to Amy. I cannot put into words how fantastic she was with my dog, Kali.

    Angie Crowley
  • Amy helped us with our German Shepherd when other trainers had given up. She knows what she's doing and is a fantastic trainer!

    Stephen and Grace Pollett
  • Amy's teaching style/methods aren't limited by a set of predefined rules, but instead an approach that takes each individual dog into account.

    Shannon Reed

Latest From Our Blog

Clickers and Prong Collars

Clickers and Prong Collars

Retail delivery! This photo cracks me up because it’s the epitome of balanced training. As a balanced trainer, I am not limited by a predefined set of rules dictating what I can and cannot use...

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Our Service Areas

We actively serve the greater Spokane and Chattanooga areas