Private Lesson Training

In private lesson training, we work one-on-one with you and your dog. Each lesson is catered to your dog’s learning style and customized to meet your training goals. Private lesson training can be used for puppy training, basic to advanced obedience and mild rehabilitation training. Dogs with serious aggression are not candidates for private training and are likely better suited for our board and train program.

For private lesson training in Chattanooga, please contact Dana O’Lone Long at For private lesson training in Spokane, please contact Amy Pishner at Note: Our Spokane location currently only offers single pay-as-you-go lessons. All training must be paid for in advance.

Private Lesson Services and Rates:

Puppy & Obedience Training

5 x 45 minute lessons


10 x 45 minute lessons


Behavior Rehabilitation Training

5 x 60 minute lessons


10 x 60 minute lessons


Pay-As-You-Go Lessons

1 x 60 minute lesson

Regular price: $150 Sale price: $140

Private lessons fix problems such as:

Leash reactivity

Separation anxiety

Pulling on the leash

Ignoring you around distractions

Nipping and biting

Destructive chewing

Excessive barking

Crate anxiety

Resource guarding (food, toys etc)

Bolting out the door

Private lessons teach behaviors such as:

Sit and stay

Lay down and stay

Come when called

Place (a client favorite!)

Loose leash heel

Leave it/impulse control

Crate manners

Treadmill training

Manners around people and dogs

E-collar training for off leash control

What our clients say about private training!

  • "Our family recently completed puppy training with Amy. We each learned so much. Amy gave each of us the tools to train our canine family member. We are so thrilled and impressed. I highly recommend Amy and Valor K9 Academy. Your pup will than you and you'll be a much happier puppy parent. Thank you Amy!!! You're amazing."

    Jill F.
  • "Dana with VK9-Chattanooga is absolutely the best! Our vet recommended her for training our two Airedale Terriers and after just a few lessons, they are different dogs. Before we had two very loving little Tasmanian devils at the end of a leash. She was so patient and professional as she trained us to train our dogs. Now they walk nicely on leash and know sit, down, come and free. I highly recommend that anyone in the Chattanooga area considering dog training call Dana."

    Kimberly H.
  • "I would absolutely recommend Valor K9 Academy to anyone needing dog training. Their professionalism and training methods are the best I've seen."

    Michael H.
  • "I am so thankful that Rescue 4 All referred me to Amy. The minute my pup stepped in the same room with her, she was there to work and listen. With everything Amy taught me, I will have the dog that I always wanted."

    Angie C.
  • "Amy did an outstanding job with training our two special needs dogs. They completely changed in just four lessons! They are now very well behaved inside the house and can walk on a leash without pulling us over and barking at every little thing. They both come when called, even off leash! (And one of them is deaf!) We are excited to continue our training and to attend open agility."

    Maria B.
  • "I'm not sure where to begin with praise for Amy. Both my seven year old mixed rescue and my two year old Giant Schnauzer have excelled with her direction and guidance. I have gained a wealth of knowledge and confidence working with my dogs, and am grateful for Amy's positive and personalized methods."

    Annette M.
  • "Amy didn't just teach Murphy how to behave, she taught me how to communicate and continue to grow with him as a team. When I first started at Valor K9, I had already gone through several trainers and was losing hope that Murphy wold ever be a dog I could take out in public. Murphy is now a dog I am proud to own and proud to take in public, he is proof of what amazing training and amazing teamwork can do. Thank you so much Valor K9, I can't wait to continue my training with you and push ourselves even further."

    Cailee J.
  • "My husband and I are basically convinced that Amy is magic, because we can't figure out how our dog came so far in just six lessons. Thank you Amy!!"

    Kari G.
  • "Amy was fantastic from start to finish. Not only did she work with me and my dog, but also made my 9 year old daughter an integral part of the lessons. We gained the confidence necessary to have a great life together and we had a lot of fun along the way!"

    Courtney G.
  • "I am so glad Cali and I found Valor K9 Academy. Dana was fabulous to work with. She catered the lessons to work on exactly the things I needed with Cali, including basic obedience, excessive barking, handling and allowing me to groom her and trim her nails and more. Cali and I both would definitely give our experience two thumbs (and four paws) up!"

    Aubrey W.

Watch our training in action!