Are you looking for a dog trainer in Boise? Maybe you need help with your puppy’s training. Or you want to teach your new rescue dog basic obedience. Whatever the need, we’re here to help! Our outstanding team of dog trainers are located throughout the Boise Idaho and greater Treasure Valley area and can assist in reaching your dog training goals! They offer private lesson training, virtual group classes, boarding out of their homes and all-inclusive board and train programs for dogs of all ages, needs and breeds. Big and small, we train them all! Here are where our Valor K9 Academy dog trainers are located, along with their specialties:

Our Boise Dog Trainer

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Trainer Samantha Lee is located in northeast Boise in the Wilderness Ranch area and lives in a beautiful log cabin home. She joined our team in November of 2020 and brought with her a decade of experience in dog training. Originally from California, Samantha has worked for a number of businesses and not-for-profit organizations to include Guide Dogs for the Blind. She has a long list of credentials to include National K-9 Master’s Course certification, Master Canine Fitness Trainer certification, decoy training, puppy and e-collar universities and, of course, training under Valor K9 Academy’s owner and head trainer, Amy Pishner.

Samantha is Pet CPR/First Aid certified, a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. Samantha has a Lab named Tucker, a Heeler named Kit and two Belgian Malinois, Sloane and Savannah.

As a dog trainer, Samantha’s specialties include puppy imprinting and training, basic dog obedience training, e-collar off leash obedience training and behavioral modification training for aggressive and fearful dogs. Sam offers private one-on-one training (at your home or in a public location), boarding out of her home for client dogs and board and train programs for dogs of all ages, needs and breeds. She is an outstanding dog trainer who goes above and beyond for her clients – including changing her own vacation days to accommodate boarding her clients’ dogs – and her clients have had nothing but high praises for her!

To reach Samantha, you can email her at

Our Northeast Nampa Dog Trainer

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Trainer Taya Hekking is located in northeast Nampa. She and her husband, Brittan, recently purchased their home and have a beautiful dog room and training area for the dogs. Taya joined our team in October 2021 and brought with her three years of experience as a professional dog trainer. From the Salt Lake City area, Taya is loving life in Idaho and has brought tremendous positive energy to our team!

Taya’s specialties include the following: puppy obedience training, adult dog obedience training and service dog training. She always goes above and beyond for our clients and does great work! She primarily offers board and train services and private lesson training, but also occasionally takes boarding dogs as well.

Taya has four personal dogs: two Golden Retriever service dogs, a husky mix and a Belgian Malinois. She is a big Disney fan and loves to color coordinate things!

To reach Taya regarding training for your dog, please email her at

Eagle and Meridian Clients, stay tuned. We’re growing!

That’s right! If you don’t see your location listed here, fear not. We’re growing! We will be adding team members in the near future and look forward to better serving you – wherever you are! Our goal is to bring excellent dog training to every owner and dog in the greater Boise/Treasure Valley area. There’s a huge need, and we’re here to help meet that need!

We typically have a waiting list for our services. If you need help training your dog, don’t wait. Reach out today to the trainer nearest you! If that trainer is booked and another trainer has an opening, she will refer you so you can get the training you need as quickly as possible.

For general training inquiries, please email

Thank you and Happy Training!