Small Group Training

Our Classes

Valor K9 Academy offers Puppy, Basic, Intermediate and Advanced group dog training. Group class training is a great way to socialize your dog with 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!

Drop-in 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 a drop-in basis 1-2x a week, so there’s no longterm commitment on your end. Come when you can! Start training your puppy right away!

Who: puppies 10-24 weeks of age

When: Mondays 6-7pm and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month 12-1pm except holidays. Doors open 15 minutes before class starts. New clients, please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes to get registered and checked-in.

Location: VK9-Spokane indoor training facility

Average class size: 6-12 puppies

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.

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

You’re welcome to send us an email letting us know you’ll be coming or just show up for class: 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: Thursday night class, Jan 10th – Feb 28th; 6-7pm

3 spots left: Saturday morning class, Jan 12th – March 2nd, 10-11am

Don’t see a class that works for you? Email us to be put on our wait list. We’ll notify you first when new classes are posted.

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, a field trip 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 trip to Home Depot

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

All current classes are full and in session.

We’ll be offering Intermediate Obedience in the spring of 2019. Dates/times TBA. 6 spots have been reserved, 2 spots left. Book now!

Advanced Obedience

Advanced Obedience is designed to be motivational and inspirational – for dogs 12 months of age and older! Each week we work on something new – such as free shaping, rally obedience and off leash training – to expand upon your knowledge and your dog’s training. There are several tests in this class, to include the AKC Community Canine and AKC Urban tests.

Cost: $297

All current classes are full and in session. Please email us to be put on the wait list for upcoming classes.

What our clients say about group classes!

  • 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
  • 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

Watch our training in action!