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.

5 reasons we might NOT be the trainer for you

By |2021-04-06T22:30:28+00:00April 6th, 2021|dog trainers, Owner Education|

Dog training is a services industry. For dog training to work, there has to be harmony between the dog owner and the dog trainer. We are NOT the trainer for everyone, because not everyone approaches dog training with the same expectations. We publish a lot of information across various platforms to educate people on who we are and what we do. [...]

Breeder Spotlight: Fidelity Farm Labradors in Washington

By |2021-04-21T21:53:09+00:00April 3rd, 2021|Dogs, Puppies, Recommended Breeders|

We love responsible breeders! And we want to support their good work and the wonderful companions they provide for so many people. In this Breeder Spotlight, we talk to Cindy of Fidelity Farm Labradors in Spokane, WA, about her amazing breeding program. April shares a lot of super interesting information with us about health testing, puppy selections and her family's selfless [...]

Meet the Trainer – Dana O’Lone Long

By |2021-03-28T14:58:15+00:00March 28th, 2021|dog trainers, Meet the Team|

We have an amazing team, and we want you to get to know them! This is the second in our series of Trainer Highlights! In this article, we ask Lead Trainer Dana O'Lone Long of Valor K9 Academy - Chattanooga some questions about her life and life as a dog trainer. 1. What is your favorite dessert? All of them! Cheesecake, [...]

Why tennis balls are bad for dogs (and what to use instead)

By |2021-03-24T01:37:12+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Health, Tips|

One of the most popular toys for dogs is actually bad for them! Tennis balls are a common play toy and present many hazards to your dog's health. Here are the top three reasons why you should stop using tennis balls: They can be a choking hazard. Dogs with strong jaws can pop tennis balls, making them a choking hazard. The [...]

Meet the Trainer – Jenna Larson

By |2021-03-23T00:38:31+00:00March 21st, 2021|dog trainers, Meet the Team|

Get to know our trainers! This is the first in a series of interviews highlighting our amazing team of trainers! In this interview, we ask Lead Trainer Jenna Larson of Valor K9 Academy - Boise some questions to get to know her better! Where are you from? What’s the best thing to do there? I am from Battle Ground, Washington. It [...]