Small Group Training



Our Classes



Valor K9 Academy offers a wide variety of group classes for friendly dogs of all ages. Group class training is a great way to socialize your dog around new people and other dogs and proof your dog’s training to distractions. Our classes are held weekly and last for about an hour. If you’re looking for a small group class to maximize your dog’s learning, you’ve come to the right place!


*New* Puppy Preschool

You want to give your puppy the best possible start in life, and in training! We’re here to help. Our Puppy Preschool is designed to give puppies a great learning experience and enjoyable social time together. Far from your standard puppy class, Valor K9 Academy’s Puppy Preschool 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 classes are offered on a weekly drop-in basis, so there’s no longterm commitment on your end. Come when you can! Start training your puppy right away!

Who:

small & toy breed puppies (10-26 weeks of age)

medium & large breed puppies (10-16 weeks of age if under 35 lbs)

shy/reserved puppies (10-24 weeks of age if under 35 lbs)

When: Mondays 6:00-6:45pm

~currently on break for the holidays~

January 2019 schedule: Jan 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Doors open 15 minutes before class starts to get registered and checked-in. New clients, please arrive 10-15 minutes early.

Location: VK9-Spokane indoor (heated!) training facility

Average class size: expecting 4-6 puppies

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

Well-behaved kids and family members are welcome to attend

Price: $30 for one drop-in session, $150 for six sessions, $300 for unlimited sessions; come anytime to use your sessions. Sessions are good for Puppy Preschool and Puppy Kindergarten.

Send us an email letting us know you’re coming or just show up for class: info@valork9academy.com. We look forward to meeting you!



Puppy Kindergarten

Puppy Kindergarten is the most important class you will ever take with your new puppy! 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 classes are offered on a weekly drop-in basis, so there’s no longterm commitment on your end. Come when you can! Start training your puppy right away!

Who:

medium & large breed puppies (16-24 weeks of age)

puppies over 35lbs (up to 24 weeks of age)

When: Mondays 7:00-8:00pm

~currently on break for the holidays~

January 2019 schedule: Jan 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Doors open 15 minutes before class starts to get registered and checked-in. New clients, please arrive 10-15 minutes early.

Location: VK9-Spokane indoor training facility

Average class size: expecting 6-8 puppies

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

Well-behaved kids and family members are welcome to attend

Price: $30 for one drop-in session, $150 for six sessions, $300 for unlimited sessions; come anytime to use your sessions

Send us an email letting us know you’re coming or just show up for class: info@valork9academy.com. We look forward to meeting you!



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: 8 dogs; due to our small class size, we usually fill up 2-3 months in advance

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

Location: VK9-Spokane indoor training facility

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

All current classes are full and in session.

Upcoming classes:

FULL: Jan 10th – Feb 28th 2019; Thursday night class, 6-7pm

FULL: Jan 12th – March 2nd 2019; Saturday morning class, 10:30-11:30am

FULL: Feb 2nd-March 27th, 2019; special 4 week class meeting twice a week, Wed 6-7pm, Sat 9-10am

2 spots left: March 7th – April 25th 2019; Thursday evening class, 6:30-7:30pm

Now enrolling: March 2nd – April 20th, 2019; Saturday morning class, 10:30-11:30am

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

Location: VK9-Spokane plus field trips to Home Depot and Cabela’s

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

All current classes are full and in session.

Upcoming classes:

FULL: Feb 5th-Mar 26th 2019; Tuesday evening class, 6-7pm

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



*New* Therapy Dog Class

This class prepares your dog for life as a therapy dog! Class curriculum includes: review of basic commands, manners around people and dogs, new commands such as “Go say hi,” “Visit,” and “Wait” plus fun tricks. Class includes field trips to generalize training and an end-of-class Therapy Dog Team certification test with Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

Who: VK9 Basic Obedience graduates only; 12+ months of age

Class size: 8 handler/dog teams

Location: VK9-Spokane plus field trips to Home Depot and Cabela’s

Cost: $50 deposit and $75 due first day of class

Upcoming classes:

FULL: Feb 19th-Mar 12th, 2019; 7:15-8:00pm

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



*New* Remote Collar One Class

This class teaches you how to use the remote collar for off leash obedience! Curriculum includes: introduction to the remote ecollar, off leash recall, off leash heel, off leash place, call to heel position command, an off leash pack walk and a field trip to generalize training.

Who: VK9 Basic Obedience graduates only; 9+ months of age

Class size: 6 handler/dog teams

Location: VK9-Spokane plus field trip and pack walk

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

Upcoming classes:

FULL: Feb 5th-March 26th, 2019; Tuesday morning class, 10:00-11:15am

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!

  • We have a very energetic boxer puppy who just graduated Basic Obedience class. My husband and I are amazed at the amount of progress he made in such a short time. At Valor Courtney and Amy are knowledgable and confident. They will make sure you are successful. They provide the training, rules and guidelines and you do the work at home. Practice and consistency. We love Valor and plan on doing the Intermediate Obedience class.

    Katie Trembecky
  • AMY IS AWESOME! I can't thank her enough for the knowledge she has shared with us over the past year. I am so thankful we found a trainer who presents herself as well as her business extremely well. We walk away from each training session a little more confident and a little more knowledgeable! Amy is extremely passionate about what she does, and it shows 100% through the training she has done with her trainers and her business!! We can't thank you enough, Valor K9, for helping us create obedient dogs.

    Dana Silvrants
  • We have a very energetic boxer puppy who just graduated Basic Obedience class. My husband and I are amazed at the amount of progress he made in such a short time. At Valor Courtney and Amy are knowledgable and confident. They will make sure you are successful. They provide the training, rules and guidelines and you do the work at home. Practice and consistency. We love Valor and plan on doing the Intermediate Obedience class.

    Melissa Kossuth
  • I love the thorough training and support offered through the Basic Obedience Class, both in class and outside class time. The techniques are balanced and effective, and I saw an awesome transformation over such a short amount of time practicing what Amy taught. I love that Valor K9 emphasizes the working relationship with your dog based off of mutual trust and respect.

    Jacara Fike
  • My 7 year old dog greatly benefitted from going to Basic Obedience. It sharpened the skills she had and she learned several more skills that she wasn't doing well or at all. I enjoyed the group sessions as I got to see how other dogs were learning too. Amy and Courtney are amazing trainers for both dogs and humans. Wish I had takes this course years ago!

    Kevin Trimpe
  • We HIGHLY recommend Valor K9 Academy. Amy is absolutely fantastic! She is extremely knowledgeable and up to date with the best and most current training techniques. We, especially, appreciated her honest feedback every step of the way. Our pooch had the greatest time, too! We are so excited to continue our training with Valor K9!!! Thank you, Amy!

    Julia Hall
  • Anyone looking for a place to train your dog and yourself, this is the place to go. Amy goes above and beyond to help to make the class successful.

    Bonnie Smith
  • Amy rocks! We make the trip all the way from the Valley to Valor K9, she is that good.

    Matt Cameron
  • So knowledgeable and helpful! Amy and the other trainers know how to run a class but take a moment for some extra help if needed. This place rocks!

    Heidi Swartz
  • Amy and Courtney are wonderful to work with. They truly care about the dogs and by extension their owners. We look forward to every session and can’t imagine training a GSD puppy without them!

    Kelli Jones

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