November 2018

Monday Nov 5th: Class

“Intro to FitPAWS® and Treadmill Training” drop-in class

Open to the public for friendly dogs

Check in at 7pm, class runs from 7:15-8:15pm or so (until each dog has had a chance to learn treadmill)

This will be a part-instruction, part-DIY class. We’ll teach you how to use FitPAWS® then let you use it with your dogs while we work 1:1 with dogs learning to use the treadmill (about 5-10 min per dog). You’ll get about 20 minutes of total guided instruction time in this class. $30. Price reduced to $20.

Nails *must* be short and trimmed to use FitPAWS® equipment to prevent popping

Social dogs only, all ages; if you’re new, please bring shot records; everyone will need to bring treats

Note: Some dogs catch on to treadmill training quickly, others do not. If your dog is nervous about the treadmill, we may not be able to fully treadmill train your dog in the time allotted. Each dog will receive approximately the same amount of time, and we will do our best to cover as much ground as possible.

Monday Nov 12th: Class

Group obedience drop-in class to get ready for Thanksgiving!

Check in starts at 7pm, class will be from 7:15-8:15pm or so.

Social dogs welcome, must have some level of training (Basic Obedience or greater) and must be familiar with training collar if over 6 months of age. For this class, we plan to cover people-dog introductions, dog-dog introductions, different scenarios for impulse control around food (leave it!), proofing the place command and anything else those attending class would like to go over. This will be a one hour class. $30 per dog.

For the introductions, this will be for social dogs only. If your dog is aggressive, your dog will not be doing introductions.

New clients, bring shot records. Everyone else bring treats, training collars (prong, e-collar), a regular 4-6′ leash and a place bed if you have one.

Open Gym

Open Gym gives you access to over $2,000 in FitPAWS® equipment and K9 Klimbs plus two treadmills to use with your dog. FitPAWS® information can be found here: http://fitpawsusa.comWe have two FitBones, two Balance Discs, Paw Pods, Targets, Wobble Board, Peanut, six Blu-9 Klimbs, Donut, Donut Holder, Giant Egg, Small Egg and more! 

For one hour, you can bring your dog and use our equipment to exercise your dog, build strength & endurance, and condition your canine athlete. It’s fun and builds confidence! Our Open Gym is a great way to provide your dog with physical and mental exercise, and it’s wonderful for developing a deep bond between owner and dog. We promote a fun yet relaxed atmosphere so everyone enjoys their gym experience! $10 per visit, free for clients with memberships

Your dog’s nails *must* be short and trimmed if using FitPAWS® equipment to prevent popping

Public welcome. Social dogs only, all ages; if you’re new, please bring shot records; everyone will need to bring treats

Our Nov dates are as follows:

Tuesday Nov 6th 11:30am-12:30pm

Saturday Nov 10th 10-11am *free for veterans*

Tuesday Nov 13th 6-7pm *free for veterans*

Wednesday Nov 14th 10-11am

Monday Nov 26th 7:15-8:15pm

Examples of dogs using FitPAWS equipment


PAST EVENTS

January

January 27th: Free Pack Walk

Meeting at Manito Park 10-11am. Free. Public welcome to join!

February

February 24th: Free Pack Walk

Meeting at Kendall Yards 10-11am. Free. Public welcome to join!

March

March 17th: K9 First Aid & CPR Workshop

A DVM, a licensed Vet Tech, a Survival Specialist and a K9 Trainer teaching a hands-on K9 First Aid and CPR Workshop. Join us to learn how you can save your dog’s life! 9am-1pm. Tickets available SOLD OUT!

March 31st: Free Pack Walk

Meeting at Comstock Park 10am. Free. Public welcome to join!

April

April 28th: Free Pack Walk

Meeting at the gondola at Riverfront Park in Spokane 10am. Free. Public welcome to join!

May

May 5th-6th: Dog Behavior & Training Seminar

Hosted by Dog Gone Seattle, taught by Valor K9 Academy. Topics include: training philosophy, core training skills, canine body language, behavior rehabilitation. We will be working 18 dogs and doing lots of hands-on training and group exercises. Dates: May 5th and 6th 9am-5pm.  Tickets available SOLD OUT! Location: Academy of Canine Behavior in Bothell, WA.

May 12th: Free Pack Walk

Meeting at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake 10am. Free. Public welcome to join!

June

June 11th: Intro to Agility Drop-in Class

Please arrive around 7pm to register. Class starts at 7:15pm and will end around 8:15pm. Cost is $30. Open to the public for social dogs. Email us or see Facebook page for details.

June 16th: Free Pack Walk

Meeting at Spokane Humane Society to join Parade of Paws. We raised over 2k to help dogs in need! Join us at the front of the pack as Team Valor K9 leads the way as the #1 fundraiser for SHS. Walk starts at 10am and will be followed by Team Valor K9 potluck!

June 18th: Play Skills Drop-in Class

Please arrive around 7pm to register. Class starts at 7:15pm and will end around 8:15pm. Cost is $30. Open to the public for social dogs. Email us or see Facebook page for details.

June 25th: Intro to Herding Drop-in Class

Please arrive around 7pm to register. Class starts at 7:15pm and will end around 8:15pm. Cost is $30. Open to the public for social dogs. Email us or see Facebook page for details.

June 30th: 4 Hr Engagement Workshop

This workshop uncovers the factors behind good engagement in order to take your dog’s training to the next level! Working spots $100 FULL; Audit spots $50 FULL. June 30th 8am-12:30pm. Email info@valork9academy.com for tickets!

June Open Agility

Mondays: June 4th, 11th, 18 and 25th: 5:30-6:45pm

Wednesdays: June 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th: 10-11am

July

July Open Agility

Mondays: July 9th, 16th and 30th from 5:30-6:45pm and Wednesdays: July 11th and 25th from 10am-11am. Cost is $10. Open Agility is open to friendly dogs of all ages with proof of vaccinations. Location: 1112 N. Dover Rd., Medical Lake, WA.

July 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th: Drop-in Puppy Class

Read all about our classes here. Doors open at 5:45pm and class runs from 6-7pm.

July 9th: Intro to K9 Nosework Drop-in Class

Please arrive around 7pm to register. Class starts at 7:15pm and will end around 8:15pm. Cost is $30. Open to the public for social dogs. Email us or click here to access Facebook page for details.

July 11th: Free Pack Walk

Come join us for a free group walk on July 11th at 7pm. We’ll be meeting on the west end of Kendall Yards (intersection of N. Elm St and W. Summit Pkwy). Walk will last approximately one hour.

July 16th: Canine Social Etiquette Drop-in Class

Please arrive around 7pm to register. Class will start at 7:15 and end around 8:15pm. Cost is $30. Open to the public for social dogs. Email us or click here to access Facebook page for details.

July 19th-21st: Alaska E-Collar Certification Course

On July 18th, VK9 Owner & Head Trainer Amy Pishner will be traveling to Alaska to teach a 3-day e-collar class to a group of K9 handlers and trainers. This is a closed course offered by invitation only. It’s being hosted by our friends at Tundra K9 just south of Denali. (Business will go on as usual at VK9-Spokane so feel free to contact us about training!)

July 30th: Obedience Drop-in Class

Please arrive around 7pm to register. Class will start at 7:15 and end around 8:15pm. Cost is $30. Open to the public for social dogs. Email us or see Facebook page for details.

August

Aug 6th, 13th, 18th, 20th and 27th: Drop-in Puppy Class

Read all about our classes here. Mondays class is from 6-7pm. Saturdays class is from 9-10am.

August Open Agility

Mondays (Aug 6, 13, 20) 5:30-6:45pm
Wednesdays (Aug 15, 22, 29) 9-10am
Fridays (Aug 3, 17) 10-11am
Saturday (Aug 11) 10:00-11:30am

August Open Gym (FitPAWS)

Saturday (Aug 11) 10:00-11:30am

Note: nails must be trimmed to use FitPAWS equipment

August 6th: Herding Fun Drop-in Class

Come out and have fun doing sheep herding with your dog! Please arrive around 7pm to register. Class starts at 7:15pm and will end around 8:15pm. Cost is $30. Open to the public for social dogs.

August 6th-11th: Shadow Program

Read all about it here. Program cost: $1750 SOLD OUT

August 11th: National Night Against Crime Event

We’ve been specially invited to be guests at this event! Come find our booth. Event will be located at Shadle Park. August 11th. Starts at 6:30pm.

August 20th: Reliable Recall Drop-in Class (1 of 2)

This class will teach you 5 foundation recall drills to teach your dog! Please arrive around 7pm to register. Class starts at 7:15pm and will end around 8:15pm. Cost is $30. Open to the public for social dogs. Class 1 is prerequisite to class 2. Email us for details; Facebook events page coming soon.

August 25th: Free Pack Walk

Come join us for a free group walk on August 25th at 10am. We’ll be meeting at Medical Lake Waterfront Park (parking lot) and the walk will last approximately one hour.

August 27th: Reliable Recall Drop-in Class (2 of 2)

Introduce your dog to the e-collar the right way for a reliable off leash recall. Please arrive around 7pm to register. Class starts at 7:15pm and will end around 8:45pm. Cost is $45 Open to the public for social dogs. Email us for details; Facebook events page coming soon. Buy a quality e-collar from us and save $5!

September

September Open Agility

Saturday Sept 8th 10:00-11:30am

Monday Sept 10th 5:30-6:45pm

Tuesday Sept 18th 5:30-6:45pm

Tuesday Sept 25th 5:30-6:45pm

Open Agility & Open Gym

Tuesday Sept 4th 11:15am-12:15pm

Wednesday Sept 12th 7:15-8:15pm

September Drop-in Classes

Wednesday Sept 5th: E-Collar Refresher Class (check-in starts at 7:15pm; class is 7:30-8:45pm)*

Tuesday Sept 11th: Socialization Class (check-in starts at 11:15am; class is 11:30am-12:45pm)*

Saturday Sept 15th: Socialization Class (check in starts at 8:45am; class is 9:00-10:15am)*

*Please RSVP (via Fb or email); members may attend the Sept 5th class and either the Sept 11th or Sept 15th class. Cost is $40 per class.

Sept 3rd-8th: Shadow Program

Read all about it here. Program cost: $1750 SOLD OUT

Sept 8th: Free Pack Walk

Join us for a free one hour pack walk. We’re meeting at Spokane’s Manito Park near the duck pond on Sept 8th at 1pm.

Sept 18th-20th: K9 Cop Magazine Conference

VK9 Owner and Head Trainer Amy Pishner will be attending the K9 Cop Magazine Conference in Nashville, TN. Continued education is a big part of our mission here at Valor K9 Academy!

No more pack walks until the spring

October 2018

Oct 1st-6th: Shadow Program

Read all about it here. Program cost: $1750 SOLD OUT

October 6th: Canine Social Skills Workshop

Come join us for a super educational and insightful workshop! Topics include: Dog Manners, Canine Body Language, Group Play Analysis, Understanding Pack Behavior.

Date: Sat Oct 6th; Time: 9am-1pm; SOLD OUT

Oct 10th Field Trip Drop-in Class

Class 7:15-8:15pm

*Meeting at Home Depot*

This class will focus on public manners and obedience training around distractions!

Oct 29th Doggie Massage Drop-in Class

Check-in 7pm
Class 7:15-8:45pm

We all love to pet our dogs, but like humans dogs also love massages! Not only that, but it’s actually extremely beneficial to massage your dog. A massage can help your dog relax, but it also helps with stress and anxiety reduction, aids healing, improves bodily functions such as increasing your dog’s circulation, decreasing blood pressure, improving lymphatic fluid movement, strengthening his immune system, aiding digestion, stimulating the kidneys and liver, and encouraging deeper breathing. It also promotes overall wellbeing and strengthens your bond and relationship.

Like anything there’s a right and a wrong way to give your dog a massage. That’s why we’re bringing in Spokane’s very own expert canine masseuse, Pamela Duckmanton, to teach us how to do it right!

We’ll have calming music and essential oils to help you and your dog relax and get the most out of this class.

This will be offered as a drop-in class, but we ask that you please register with us in advance so we know who’s coming. Check-in starts at 7pm. Class will be from 7:15-8:45pm. Please exercise your dog ahead of time if possible (we’ll have open agility 5:30-6:45pm) and bring a blanket or mat for your dog to lay on. This class is currently being offered to clients only. Dogs of all ages welcome. Cost is $40 per dog.

Open Agility

Monday Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 5:30-6:45pm
Tuesday Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 5:00-6:00pm
Wednesday Oct 10, 17, 24 9:00-10:00am
Saturday Oct 20 11:30am-12:30pm

Open Gym plus agility

Tuesday Oct 9 11:00am-12:00pm
Saturday Oct 13 11:30am-1:00pm