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.

Six Myths about Boarding & Training

By |2021-08-17T21:59:44+00:00August 17th, 2021|Training Tips|

Many clients who reach out to us have real reservations when it comes to sending their dog to a board and train program. They've heard or read horror stories from other trainers who've neglected, injured or mistreated dogs in their care, and they've heard that training doesn't transfer to the owners. While this may sadly be true for other companies, it [...]

*NEW* Puppy Selection Service (Boise, Idaho)

By |2021-08-14T14:14:25+00:00August 13th, 2021|Puppies, Recommended Breeders|

If you’re looking to add a puppy to your pack and want professional help, you’ve come to the right place. With our Puppy Selection Service, we can help you 1) Select a breed, 2) Choose a reputable breeder, and 3) Pick your puppy. Whether you're looking for a family companion, therapy dog, service dog or adventure buddy, the right puppy is [...]

Meet Service Dog Team Kenzie and “Maisie”

By |2021-08-01T15:37:00+00:00August 1st, 2021|Service Dogs|

In this article, we interview Kenzie from New York about her service dog, Maisie. Kenzie did online puppy lessons with us and then sent Maisie to us for a customized four week board & train. We're so honored to have such an amazing client and really enjoyed doing this interview with Kenzie! 1- What does Maisie do for you as your [...]

Our Simplified Marker System

By |2021-07-12T21:20:54+00:00July 6th, 2021|Training Tips|

To better set our clients and their dogs up for success, we have simplified our Marker System from 4 marker words to 3 marker words. We are confident we will get the same great results while making things simpler and easier for our clients to learn and maintain in the training process. Markers are words or sounds used to communicate or [...]

The Sport of K9 Nose Work

By |2021-07-01T17:25:51+00:00July 1st, 2021|Dog sports, Exercise, Health|

Article by Trainer-in-Training, Kelsi Long All dogs know how to use their nose, it’s an instinct they’re born with; but have you ever thought about putting that instinct to the ultimate test? Nose Work is a fun dog sport for both you and your pup! It is mentally stimulating, can be physically challenging, very rewarding for your dog and relies 100% [...]

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