Welcome to Valor K9 Academy

Professional Dog Training

Thank you for visiting our page! We are a veteran-owned dog training company. What started as a small, apartment-run business in 2014 is now a national dog training academy with four locations across the continental United States. Our highly skilled, professional trainers specialize in puppy training, basic to advanced obedience and problem solving. We believe that all dogs can be trained and that training should be fun! Please see our menu above and select your location for more information.

Valor K9 Academy offers:

  • Private lessons
  • Group classes
  • Board & train
  • Home boarding

Interested? Contact the location nearest you today to schedule a complimentary consultation with a trainer!

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
  • Echo Ridge Animal Hospital
  • Kings Veterinary Clinic
  • Northwest Pet Resort
  • Doggie Doo’s and Daycare Too
  • Pawpular Companions Pet Supply
  • Flock’s Mini Aussies
  • Tilton Haus German Shepherds
  • Rescue 4 All
  • Higher Ground Animal Sanctuary
  • Power of the Paw
  • Double J Dog Ranch
  • Dog Gone Seattle Rescue
  • Ginnie O’s
  • Dee’s Dog Grooming
  • The Grooming Studio
  • Fairwood Animal Hospital
  • Excel Grooming Salon
  • Bark & Snip
  • Top Knot Pet Grooming
  • Soft Paws Pet Spa
  • West Plains Animal Hospital
  • Mt Spokane Veterinary Hospital
  • Peone Pines Veterinary
  • Fairchild Veterinary Clinic
  • Five Mile Pet Clinic
  • Regal Veterinary Clinic
  • Northwoods Cane Corso

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


  • Free consultations with trainer
  • Veteran-owned and operated
  • Unlimited trainer support
  • Fully licensed and insured
  • Customized training methods
  • Private in-your-home training
  • Family-friendly
  • Small personalized programs
  • Competitive rates

Giving Back:

Here at Valor K9 Academy, we’re all about giving back to the communities that support us. Since our start in 2014, we’ve donated $34,499 in training to non-profit animal rescue groups, shelters and charities in our communities.

Specialty Training

The training staff at Valor K9 Academy go above and beyond the call of duty. In addition to our standard training services, we also offer service dog training, therapy dog training, Canine Good Citizen, FitPAWS, weight loss, herding and special needs training for deaf and blind dogs.  

What Others Say About Us

  • Amy’s love and passion for the proper training of all dogs is what I respect the most. I recommend Amy, and her staff at Valor K9, for all people looking for top-notch training from a top-notch trainer!

    Kenda Bishop
  • Valor K9 will transform the relationship you have with your dog for the better. Whether you're looking for obedience training or rehab for reactivity, Valor provides the skills and knowledge to help you and your canine companion.

    Nicole Williams
  • Very knowledgeable and caring trainers, attention to detail is very evident! Amy is a great trainer of dogs and handlers/owners and I’m extremely thankful for what her and the Valor family has done for me and my pup.

    David Grimes
  • Valor K9 Academy is hands down the best I have ever witnessed! I am blown away by Amy's experience, certifications and genuine love for dogs. I take the R4A dogs to and refer all of our adopters to them!! Thank you Valor K9 Academy for being AMAZING!

    Jamie McAtee
  • Absolutely an amazing job with my 5 month old puppy. Amy is an incredibly talented trainer who loves her "clients". Have fun!!

    Todd Havens
  • Amy and her staff are truly amazing! They have been amazing to work with and go above and beyond for their clients.

    Heather Hall
  • Valor K9 Spokane delivers the best training this area has to offer. The owner is no-nonsense, very direct and most importantly efficient. She has a clear plan and will explain the steps to get there. If you are looking for a training company to send your dog to, this is the place, hands-down that I would recommend.

    Julie Richards
  • Anyone looking for a place to train your dog and yourself, this is the place to go. The owner, Amy, goes above and beyond to help to make training successful.

    Bonnie Smith
  • This is a great training facility with a very straightforward instructor who understands dogs and dog behavior. I recommend Valor to everyone!

    Shannon Blewett
  • Often I find trainers either lean too much on the positive side or rely too much on punishment. I found Amy to be an exceptional trainer that is truly balanced - She is firm, but fair.

    Jevry Denny
  • We love Amy & Valor K9!! They have so many classes to offer... something for everyone!

    Maria Fell
  • Valor K9 is pretty much AMAZING and I would highly recommend!!!

    Michelle Agostinelli
  • I absolutely love the trainers here! Courtney and Amy have done wonders helping me become more confident as a dog owner and building my dogs confidence.

    Andrea Root
  • Amy saves dogs with balanced training. She teaches owners to offer treats for good behavior and corrections for bad behavior.

    Carolyn Tompkins
  • Amy's training is worth every penny. Learning to use the e-collar correctly has helped me to turn Scout into a listener and not a runner!

    Karen Brady
  • Amy and Valor K9 Academy have been truly amazing for us. Thank you to Amy and her team for taking such good care of Tess, and us.

    Elizabeth LoCascio
  • Thank you to Amy and her team for taking such good care of Tess, and us.

    Ashley Cameron
  • We had our first private lessons today and are so excited to continue on! Thank you Amy for your patience with our 2 pups and with us. Your ability to change pace based on each dogs personality is a gift. I would recommend your services to anyone!

    Tiffany Saraceno

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Our Service Areas

We actively serve the greater Spokane WA and Chattanooga TN areas