Board & Train




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Our board & train programs are perfect for busy professionals and families who want top notch training for their dog. In our board & train program, your dog becomes part of the pack and receives unlimited 1:1 socialization, exercise and training each day at our facility and in the trainer’s home. We limit the number of dogs in our program to 1-3 dogs per trainer to ensure each dog is getting quality time and care. We frequently have dogs flown to us for boarding and training – we can even help you with flights and bookings. The board and train is hands-down one of the best things you can do for your dog!


 Puppy Head Start Program

(Age: 10 weeks to 6 months)

The Puppy Head Start Program focuses on positive imprinting and socialization. 

Obedience Skills:

  • Name association
  • Introduction to potty training in a family home environment
  • Clicker conditioning (learning how to learn!)
  • Recall Games to make “Come” a fun exercise
  • Familiarization with a collar and leash
  • Early positive imprinting of obedience commands- Sit, Down, Place
  • Crate Training to include crate manners
  • Walk on a loose leash and follow the handler
  • Learning marker words such as “Yes” & “Good” to reinforce and “No” to stop a behavior
  • “Free” – release word
  • Sit for feeding

Home Manners & Problem Prevention:

  • Build Mutual Trust and Respect and establish clear and fair communication
  • Default to positive alternatives to problem behaviors (ie. come and sit in front, not jump)
  • Four on the floor during human interaction
  • Socialization: Regular exposure to different and new situations to build confidence
  • Calm behavior for frequent grooming and handling
  • Object differentiation of approved dog toys vs. off limit human items
  • Encourage chasing, biting, and fetching of approved toys and chewing bones
  • Intro to stairs, slippery floors, young children, visitors/strangers, vehicles, variety of dogs
  • FitPAWS for confidence building and body awareness
  • Intro to treadmill training

$1997 $1850 for 2 weeks or $2997 $2785 for 4 weeks

Program includes private one-on-one lessons with owners for education and training.

A $500 deposit is required to save a spot for your puppy in our program. The deposit goes towards the total cost of training. The balance is due the first day of training.

Good Dog Board & Train

(Age: 6 months and up)

The Good Dog Program focuses on on/off leash obedience and manners training.

Obedience Skills:

  • Sit on command and Stay (3 minutes)
  • Down on command and Stay  (10 minutes)
  • Go to place bed and stay (1+ hours)
  • Marker training: Yes, Good, Nope and Free release command
  • Foundation recall and 100% off leash recall training (come)
  • Automatic loose leash walking with auto-sit
  • Drop toy on command
  • Crate manners: enter, wait and exit on command
  • Wait at thresholds and sit for feeding

Home Manners & Problem Prevention:

  • Relationship development based on mutual trust and respect
  • Establishing clear and fair boundaries and rules
  • Adding structure to daily routine
  • Default to positive alternatives to problem behaviors (ie. come and sit in front, not jump)
  • Four on the floor during human interaction
  • CALM behavior inside, play time is for outside
  • Socialization: Regular exposure and outings to different and new situations
  • Social skills and good manners around other dogs
  • Calm behavior for frequent grooming and handling (nail trims and baths)
  • Ride well in vehicle
  • No begging or stealing- kitchen manners
  • FitPAWS training for confidence and body awareness
  • Treadmill training (for exercise alternative)

    Program includes private one-on-one lessons with owners for education and training.

     $2997 for 4 weeks

A $500 deposit is required to save a spot for your dog in our program. The deposit amounts goes towards the total cost of training. The balance is due the first day of training.

Behavior Rehabilitation Board & Train

(Age: 6 months and up)

The Behavior Rehabilitation Program seeks to eliminate behavior problems and teach obedience.

We offer a four week behavior rehabilitation program for dogs with people aggression, dog aggression, fear issues, leash reactivity, separation anxiety and more. We start with foundation training to build your dog’s skill set and confidence then we slowly and systematically address the dog’s presenting behavior symptoms working towards a behavior rehabilitation solution. If you’ve already worked with a trainer and didn’t see results, don’t worry. We’re oftentimes a dog’s second or third trainer, and the last trainer s/he will need!

$3997 for 4 weeks

Program includes private one-on-one lessons with owners for education and training.

A $500 deposit is required to save a spot for your dog in our program. The deposit amounts goes towards the total cost of training. The balance is due the first day of training.


  • We were blown away by our puppy's progress after two weeks in Amy's Puppy Head Start Program.

    Elizabeth L.
  • Our rescue poodle was a sweetheart with us but a terror to our older dog and almost everyone else. She spent one month with Amy and her pups, and she's a completely different dog!

    Heather W.
  • My 1 year old dog went to Valor K9 Academy for the board & train, and I cannot believe the difference. I cannot say enough good things about Amy and her training abilities.

    Dawn Z.
  • Amy has an amazing board and train program. She took our big dog from puppy to young adult now allowing him to be part of all aspects of both work and home routines. She went above and beyond making sure her training was the right fit for us and our lifestyle but most importantly for our dog. Valor K9 is top notch!

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

    Heather H.
  • Our 11 month old puppy, Zella came back to us as a well mannered and more obedient puppy. We will be forever grateful for all of Dana's hard work! Excellent training and we thank Valor K9 Academy!

    Karen S.

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