Our Team



Amy Pishner

Owner and Head Trainer

Dog Training Qualifications:

Canine Training & Behavior Specialist – Starmark Academy

Dual Purpose K9 Handler Course – Vohne Liche Kennels

Dual Purpose K9 Trainer Course – Vohne Liche Kennels

The Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers Obedience Intensive Course

American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

Starmark Academy K9 First Aid and CPR

Vohne Liche Kennels K9 First Aid and CPR

NACSW National Odor Recognition Test

Tactical K9 E-Collar Workshop

Spokane Police Department Basic K9 Decoy Course

The Institute of Canine Biology Canine Genetics and Behavior Course

Jeff Gellman Seminar

Mike Ritland Seminar

Karen Pryor Academy Clicker Expo

Member, Association of Professional Dog Trainers

Member, International Association of Canine Professionals

United States Air Force:

Department of Defense Security Clearance – Top Secret

Intelligence Operations, Seymour Johnson AFB

SV-80 Survival Training, Fairchild AFB

Air Force Achievement Medal

Education:

Bachelor degree, International Political Economy – Carthage College

Bachelor degree, Spanish – Carthage College

Teaching English as a Second Language – Certified

Department of Defense Adult Learning Course – Fairchild AFB

Justin Pishner

General Manager

United States Air Force:

Department of Defense Security Clearance – Top Secret

Group Standards and Evaluations NCOIC – Fairchild AFB

Career Field Craftsman Course Manager – Fairchild AFB

CENTCOM JPRC NCOIC – Al Udeid AB, Qatar

SERE NCOIC – Seymour Johnson AFB

Resistance Training Instructor – Fairchild AFB

Operations NCOIC – Fairchild AFB

SERE Training Instructor – Fairchild AFB

Our Force Commendation Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Iraq Campaign Medal

Fighter Group NCO of the Year

Air Combat Command Top Performer

Army Achievement Award

Air Force Achievement Awards

Dog Training:

Basic K9 Decoy Course – Spokane Police Department

K9 First Aid & CPR Instructor

Dana O’Lone Long

Trainer, VK9-Chattanooga

Dog Training Qualifications:

Canine Training Specialist – Valor K9 Academy

Canine Behavior Specialist – Valor K9 Academy

American Kennel Club Good Citizen Evaluator

K-9 Cop Magazine Conference – Nashville, TN

Member, Association of Professional Dog Trainers

Member, International Association of Canine Professionals

Professional Background:

Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician – RIVER Pet Emergency Clinic

Courtney Sims

Trainer, VK9-Spokane

Dog Training Qualifications:

Canine Training Specialist – Valor K9 Academy

Professional Background:

K9 First Aid & CPR Instructor

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Lead Veterinary Technician – Dermatology for Animals, Spokane

Veterinary Technician – Pet Emergency Clinic, Spokane

Veterinary Technician – VCA North Division Animal Hospital, Spokane

Volunteer – Fairwood Animal Hospital, Spokane