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Valor K9 Academy Professional Dog Training

Welcome to Valor K9 Academy! We are a small, veteran-owned dog training company that specializes in Puppy Training, Basic Obedience and Behavior Rehabilitation Training. We provide Private Lesson Training, Small Group Classes and Board & Train Programs. Here at Valor K9 Academy, we use a reward-based approach to training that involves treats and praise as well as training collars so that training is clear and consistent. We serve clients nationwide from our two locations in Chattanooga, TN, and Spokane, WA. 

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A Strong Foundation is Key to Good Training.

All of our training programs start from the ground up. We begin by educating you (the owner) so that training is clear and consistent, and then we focus on forming a foundation that’s built on trust and respect. We work with you every step of the way to help you not only meet but exceed your dog training goals. Come see the Valor Difference for yourself!

Three great options to explore!

VK9-Spokane is recommended by:

  • Rescue 4 All
  • Higher Ground Animal Sanctuary
  • Power of the Paw
  • Double J Dog Ranch
  • 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

VK9-Chattanooga is recommended by:

  • Nooga Paws Natural Pet Market
  • 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
  • Ashland Terrace Animal Hospital


  • VK9 is veteran-owned and operated
  • Fully licensed and insured
  • Balanced reward-based training methods
  • Private in-home training
  • Family-friendly programs
  • Small group classes
  • Competitive rates
  • Flexible scheduling
  • 100% customizable training plans
  • Results that last a lifetime!



Learn More About Our Approach to Dog Training

What They 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

The Valor Pack: Zoey's Story

The Valor Pack: Zoey’s Story

Justin and I have been blessed with four wonderful dogs (Zoey, Duke, Havok and Yedi). They are like children to us, and on a working level they’re an integral part of what we do here...

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Jeff Gellman Seminar

Jeff Gellman Seminar

During my sabbatical in June, I had the privilege of attending Jeff Gellman’s 2-Day Behavior Training Seminar here in Spokane, WA. Jeff is the founder of Solid K9 Training, a dog training company based in Providence, RI....

0 / / July 15, 2017

Our Service Areas

We actively serve the greater Spokane and Chattanooga areas