Small Group Classes

Our Classes

Valor K9 Academy offers extra small group dog training you won’t find anywhere else! Our average class size is five dogs. We currently offer Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Obedience and Intermediate Obedience classes for friendly dogs of all ages. Our classes usually fill up several months in advance, so check the schedule below to get signed up today!

Puppy Class

Puppy Kindergarten is the most important class you will ever take with your new puppy – for puppies 10-24 weeks of age! Far from your standard puppy class, Valor K9 Academy’s Puppy Kindergarten class balances obedience training with confidence building, environmental exposure and puppy play time. Each session covers 2-3 basic commands, new socialization topics, play time and Q&A for puppy parents!

Our one hour classes are offered on an enrollment basis, so spots fill up quickly. Sign up now for our upcoming class!

Who: puppies 10-24 weeks of age

When: Our next class runs Jan 15th-Feb 19th, 2019, (6 wks) 5:45-6:45pm; 5 spots available

Cost: $50 deposit to book class, then balance of $100 due first day of class; we accept credit/debit cards and checks payable to Valor K9 Academy; we do not accept cash payments

Location: Nooga Paws (313 Manufacturers Rd., Suite 111, Chattanooga, TN 37405)

Bring: treats, a treat pouch or container with lid for treats, harness and leash; and proof of vaccinations. We require that all puppies attending class receive at least their first set of vaccinations seven days prior to class.

Sign up today by emailing Trainer Dana at

Basic Obedience

Valor K9 Academy’s Basic Obedience is the perfect beginner’s course for start-up success – for dogs six months of age and older! You will learn reward-based training for basic commands and manners foundation training. Then you will learn how to properly use a training collar to train your dog so your dog’s obedience is reliable even around distractions like people and other dogs!

Basic commands include: name recognition, sit/stay, down/stay, loose leash heel, come when called, place bed training, manners and leave it. Our Basic Obedience is just the class for YOU! This class covers all the tools and know-how to succeed in basic training and beyond! We will share our secret formula, so you can tackle common behavior issues with confidence and think like a trainer. 

Who: dogs 6+ months of age; to attend, dogs must be friendly towards people and other dogs of all sizes

Class size: 4-5 dogs

Length: 1 hour class meeting once a week for 8 weeks

Location: Nooga Paws (313 Manufacturers Rd., Suite 111, Chattanooga, TN 37405)

Cost: $100 deposit then $197 due first day of class

Now enrolling:

Tuesday evening class: Jan 15th-Mar 5th, 2019; 7-8pm; 4 spots available

Please email us to be put on our wait list. You’ll be notified first when new classes are announced.

Intermediate Obedience

This class takes your dog’s training to the next level – for dogs nine months of age and older! It includes the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, two field trips and a comprehensive end-of-class examination. Our goal is to take what you learned in Basic Obedience and expand upon it with more duration, distance and distractions training while challenging you to be a better trainer for your dog!

Who: VK9 Basic Obedience graduates only

Class size: 4-5 dogs

Length: 1 hour class meeting once a week for 8 weeks

Location: Nooga Paws plus public field trips

Cost: $100 deposit and $197 due first day of class

All current classes are full and in session.

Please email us to be put on our wait list. You’ll be notified first when new classes are announced!

What our clients say about group classes!

  • Dana was fantastic! My dog started the group class glued to my legs, but by the end of the class he was confident, attentive and obedient! I highly recommend Basic Obedience Class at Valor as much for us dog owners as for the dogs we love! Kudos to Dana Long!

    PK Hendrix
  • Dana is the best! She trained my American Bully and she knows her basic commands! Will definitely be going back for more training. Thank you so much, Dana!

    Donna Kimball
  • Dana with Valor K9 Academy was wonderful to work with! Our dog learned so much during his obedience classes. He is so well behaved now, especially around others. I was amazed by how much Dana was able to teach us during our sessions.

    Katie Payne
  • Anyone looking for a place to train your dog and yourself, this is the place to go.

    Bonnie Smith
  • My seven-year-old dog benefitted greatly from going to Basic Obedience. Wish I had taken this course years ago!

    Kevin Trump
  • Valor K9 will transform the relationship you have with your dog for the better.

    Nicole Williams
  • Top notch training for dogs and education for owners. Highly recommend!

    Cassie Timmons

Watch our training in action!