In April 2014, Amy Pishner (Glunn) founded Valor K9 Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It was built on hopes and dreams, and supported by hard work and dedication. What started as a small, apartment-run business has since grown to become a top notch, highly-regarded training company. The Valor K9 Academy – Chattanooga training space is conveniently located in 2 North Shore inside Nooga Paws pet store.
In May 2015, owner and founder Amy Pishner moved to Spokane, Washington, and together she and husband Justin started the second Valor K9 Academy location in Medical Lake, WA. Word spread quickly, and soon VK9 became the go-to trainer for every major rescue group in the area. Our reputation precedes us; the majority of our business comes from word-of-mouth and referrals from satisfied clients.
Read more about our history here.
“Valor” noun val·or \ ˈva-lər \: strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to encounter danger with firmness : personal bravery
Valor is another word for courage and represents bravery and fearlessness. It’s the state of mind with which we approach new challenges and obstacles both personally and professionally. Valor represents our military background and pays tribute to the men in blue.
The Thin Blue Line used in our logo is a symbol used by law enforcement in the United States and Canada to commemorate fallen officers and to symbolize the relationship of the police in the community as the protectors of the citizenry from the criminal element.
Each stripe on the emblem represents certain respective figures: the blue center line represents law enforcement, the top black stripe represents the public whilst the bottom represents the criminals. The idea behind the graphic is that law enforcement (the blue line) is what stands between the violence and victimization by criminals of the would-be victims of crime.
Having worked much with law enforcement and K9 teams over the year, we have tremendous respect for what they do. It is an honor to have such outstanding men and women in our police force. We are thankful for them, and we appreciate their many sacrifices. The thin blue line in our logo is our way of saying ‘Thank You” and backing the men & women in blue.
Valor K9 Academy has two locations: Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Spokane, Washington.