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.

Now Hiring: Boise Dog Trainers

By |2022-06-22T22:49:04+00:00May 16th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Are you interested in becoming a professional dog trainer? Are you looking for a career that allows you to set your own schedule while making a good living? Are you a self-starter who's willing to work hard? We might have the perfect job for you! Valor K9 Academy is hiring for our Boise location. We are looking for individuals who are [...]

VK9-Chattanooga Celebrates 8 Years!

By |2022-05-07T00:47:12+00:00May 7th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Happy 8 Years, Chattanooga! Eight years ago, on April 14th, 2014, I opened the doors of Valor K9 Academy - Chattanooga. The apartment doors, that is. I was new to dog training and brand new to the area, and all I could afford was an apartment. With military experience behind me and loads of passion and determination, I started Valor K9 [...]

6 basic obedience commands dogs should learn

By |2022-05-05T21:48:08+00:00May 5th, 2022|Training Tips|

Dogs love to learn, and it's our job to train them so they can happy, well-behaved members of our families. If you are new to dog training or just got a puppy who needs training, read this! These are the 6 basic commands and behaviors your dog needs to learn (along with links to applicable how-to dog training videos)! 1) Leash [...]

New Puppy Training Tips

By |2022-01-24T19:18:36+00:00January 23rd, 2022|Puppy Training|

Whether you are preparing for a new puppy or you just welcomed a new puppy into your home, this blog post is for you! Bringing home a new puppy is a lot of work, so our goal is to set you up for success by working smarter not harder. Here are five down-and-dirty tips for training your new puppy! 1. Hand [...]

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