About Amy Pishner

Amy Pishner is the Owner and Head Trainer of Valor K9 Academy. Over the past 10 years, Amy has trained thousands of dogs in various settings and she has mentored over 100 dog trainers. She is triple certified by The Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers, Vohne Liche Kennels and Starmark Academy. She dances like Elaine Benis from Seinfeld.

DIY Ultimate Dog Tug Toy

By |2021-06-07T05:24:00+00:00June 7th, 2021|Dogs, Exercise, Tips, Uncategorized|

This article is written by VK9 co-owner Justin Pishner. DIY-extraordinaire and the handiest handy man alive! We are a working dog home. Some days, no matter how much fun our pups have, they still have more energy than hours in the day. A few years ago, I designed a simple pulley system that incorporated Havok’s favorite rope toy to be able [...]

Meet the Trainer – Samantha Lee

By |2021-06-03T23:22:54+00:00June 3rd, 2021|Meet the Team|

 Get to know our team! In this article, we interview Trainer Samantha Lee from our Valor K9 Academy Boise location. Get to know more about Samantha and her awesome background with dogs! 1. What would your dream home be like? My dream home would be a farmhouse style home on acreage where I could once again have a horse. I would [...]

Dog Rescue Spotlight: Dog Gone Seattle in Seattle, WA (part 2 of 2)

By |2021-05-22T22:04:36+00:00May 24th, 2021|Adoptable Dogs, rescues|

Dog Gone Seattle based in Seattle, WA, rescues dogs from shelters all over the nation and provides them safe-haven and a forever home. They are an incredible group of volunteers run by the Nordins. In this article, part 2 of 2 in our DGS interview, I ask Jenni Nordin some questions about Dog Gone Seattle. She generously offers detailed answers that [...]

Dog Rescue Spotlight: Dog Gone Seattle in Seattle, WA (part 1 of 2)

By |2021-05-22T19:28:34+00:00May 22nd, 2021|Adoptable Dogs, rescues|

Dog Gone Seattle is an amazing dog rescue nonprofit organization located in Seattle, WA. They save homeless dogs in high-kill shelters through rescue, foster and adoption. We have worked with DGS in the past not only by training their dogs in foster care, but also by teaming up with them for a seminar back in 2018. They are an awesome group [...]