Virtual Training

A Strong Foundation is Key to Good Training

Dogs talk, but only to those who listen. Here at Valor K9 Academy, we believe that successful dog training is based on three things: communication, motivation and relationship. We believe strongly in the importance of a good training foundation so we use primarily positive reinforcement to teach basic commands and behaviors. We focus on confidence building, the relationship between owner and dog, structure, rules and meeting the basic needs of each dog. Once dogs have a solid training foundation, we use training collars, such as prong collars and remote collars, as needed, to ensure the training is reliable in public and around distractions. Our training always has the dog’s best interest at heart and we use body language, treats, rewards and praise to help communicate with the dog and reward the dog for good behavior. Ready, set…let’s train! 


Our Virtual Training program is back! Valor K9 Academy is again expanding our services to include virtual dog training to assist humans and dogs not local to our training locations. If distance is an issue, we can still help you train your dog via FaceTime or Skype. Training includes topics such as: selecting a dog, potty training, crate training, engagement, basic commands, separation anxiety issues, treadmill training, FitPAWS and more. Our lessons include written notes, one-on-one lessons with demonstrations and follow-up support.

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Dog owners everywhere!


  • Convenient in-home training
  • Complimentary phone consultations
  • Fully supported between lessons
  • FaceTime and Skype lessons available
  • Custom training
  • For dogs of all ages
  • Family-friendly training
  • Personalized programs
  • Competitive rates

Giving Back

Here at Valor K9 Academy, we’re all about giving back to the communities that support us. Since our start in 2014, we’ve donated $40,119 in virtual and hands-on training to local not-for-profit animal rescue groups, shelters, charitable organizations and military veterans in our communities.

Online Options

In Virtual Training, you can talk with a Valor K9 Academy Certified Trainer one-on-one about any specific issues at hand and receive step-by-step instructions for training solutions tailored to your training needs. Virtual training is effective for dogs of all ages and is especially helpful for puppy owners who want help raising their puppy the right way!

Topics covered include: puppy raising, engagement training, walking on a loose leash, place training, treadmill training, FitPAWS, confidence building, sit/stay, down/stay, recall foundation training and more.

Topics not covered include: rehabilitation training for severe cases of aggression, fear and reactivity. Rehabilitation training is best done in person at one of our training facilities.

Virtual training starts with a Pre-Training Questionnaire and is followed by a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation. The Trainer will review your questionnaire and discuss your training goals with you. From there, you can select the training package that best fits your budget and needs, and then lessons can be scheduled! All lessons are stored in Square Appointments, so you’ll receive reminders and never miss a lesson.

Lessons are one hour each and cost $125 for 1, $350 for 3 and $500 for 5. Lessons can be done via phone, email, Skype, FaceTime or Facebook Video.

All lessons are 25% next week (Aug 19-23) only! Book now!

Your Valor K9 Academy – Online trainers are: Jenna Larson (primary), Dana O’Lone Long (secondary) and Amy Pishner (secondary).

Don’t put off improving your relationship with your dog. Email Trainer Jenna Larson today: Let her know you’re interested in Virtual Training, and she’ll get the ball rolling for you! 

*NEW* Mentor Program

Our new Mentor Program gives current dog trainers access to Valor K9 Academy Co-owner and Head Trainer, Amy Pishner. Whether you need help with business management, client relations, training or training programs, whatever your need, this program lets you reach out and get the advice you’re looking for. Amy has several years’ experience and has worked with thousands of dogs and their owners. She has also trained and certified eight trainers in her exclusive 12-week trainer course and has worked with over 20 shadow students. Note: This program is for current dog trainers only. It is not a trainer course, it does not certify you as a Valor trainer and it does not include business start-up.

Coaching is completely confidential, if you wish, and can be done via phone call, email, FaceTime or Facebook Video. Pricing is $190 for 60 minutes or $250 for 90 minutes. Available hours are: Monday through Thursday 10AM-4PM MST only. Please contact Amy Pishner via email to find out more: Limited Availability.

Mentor Program topics include:

  • Private Lessons
  • Group Classes
  • Board & Trains
  • Confidence Building
  • Core Training Skills
  • Behavior Rehabilitation
  • Puppy Training
  • Obedience
  • Remote Collar
  • Business Management
  • Human Relations
  • Accounting
  • Social Media
  • and More!

Our Training in Action

Meet Our Online Trainers


Amy founded Valor K9 Academy in 2014 and is the Co-owner and Head Trainer. She oversees operations, runs the trainer course and shadow programs, and provides mentorship for the team. Before training dogs, Amy served in the U.S. Air Force where she was worked in Intelligence Operations while stationed at Seymour Johnson AFB in NC. Prior to that, she was an English as a Second Language teacher stateside and overseas. Amy is triple-certified through The Michael Ellis School, Starmark Academy and Vohne Liche Kennels. She holds bachelor degrees in International Political Economy and Spanish from Carthage College in WI. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, Jiu Jitsu and hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Amy and her husband, Justin, live in Horseshoe Bend, ID, with their three dogs: Zoey (8) an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie, Havok (5) a German Shepherd and Yedi (4) an Australian Shepherd. 


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  • Exceptional knowledge in all aspects of dog training. Amy and her staff are very professional, kind, and straight forward. They are really good at teaching the humans too (hardest part!!). My relationship with my GSD is strong and healthy thanks to Valor K9! Do not waste your time or money elsewhere. Go to Amy at Valor K9!

    Melissa Kossuth
  • Amy was so helpful with advice about adding a second dog to my home. She really helped me decide what kind of behavior I wanted ultimately and how to get it. I answered her questions and realized my expectations were off She helped me set realistic boundaries for them and directions for how to do it. She really helped me to think about and prevent problems before they even started instead of just waiting and reacting to problems. Thank you Amy!

    Breanne Neal
  • We have had the pleasure of working with Amy and Valor K9 staff for over two years with both of our working line GSDS. Private lessons, group classes and most recently a puppy head start board and train have all been wonderful experiences. Amy is a fountain of dog training knowledge and teaches us as owners as much if not more than our dogs. Professionalism, friendship, passion and amazing training are just a few of the things we can say about Valor K9.

    Kim Arrendondo

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