Board & Train
Valor K9 Academy’s board & train programs are designed to offer expert dog training for all your needs. From puppy training to basic obedience, advanced training and behavior rehabilitation, our customized programs get amazing results! Skip the chaotic kennel environment, in our program your dog lives with the trainer in her home and receives 1-2 hours of training per day plus exercise, socialization and basic care
Puppy Head Start Program
Allow a professional trainer to get your new puppy off to the right start by raising him or her in their own home. This program focuses on housebreaking, crate training, socialization, basic commands, manners, and laying a solid foundation for future training. Your puppy will learn to love learning, and be ready for success as a confident, well-socialized family companion! Private lessons with your puppy’s lead trainer are included, and all further lessons may be booked at a 10% discount. For puppies less than six months old.
$1997 for 2 weeks
$2997 for 4 weeks
Good Dog Board & Train
In this program, your dog is professionally trained through a comprehensive program tailored to suit his or her individual history and temperament. Goals include training reliable responses to basic commands, e-collar off leash training and resolving common behavior problems, with an emphasis on building engagement through positive reinforcement. Commands include: name recognition, sit/stay, down/stay, loose leash heel, come, place, leave it, wait and crate. The Good Dog program also covers treadmill training, FitPAWS training, agility, sheep herding and field trips. It includes a custom training manual, private lessons with your dog’s lead trainer, and 10% off all further lessons. For friendly dogs six months and up.
$2997 for 3 weeks
- Sit and Stay
- Down and Stay
- Go to place bed and stay
- Marker training: Yes, Good, Nope and Free release command
- Foundation recall and 100% off leash remote ecollar recall training (come)
- Automatic loose leash walking with auto-sit
- Drop toy on command
- Crate manners: enter, wait and exit on command
- Wait at thresholds and sit for feeding
Home Manners & Problem Prevention:
- Relationship development based on mutual trust and respect
- Establishing clear and fair boundaries and rules
- Adding structure to daily routine
- Default to positive alternatives to problem behaviors (ie. come and sit in front, not jump)
- Four on the floor during human interaction
- CALM behavior inside, play time is for outside
- Socialization: Regular exposure and outings to different and new situations
- Social skills and good manners around other dogs
- Calm behavior for frequent grooming and handling (nail trims and baths)
- Ride well in vehicle
- No begging or stealing- kitchen manners
- FitPAWS training for confidence and body awareness
- Treadmill training (for exercise alternative)
Behavior Rehabilitation Board & Train
This program is designed for dogs with behavior issues such as people aggression, dog aggression, fear issues, leash reactivity, separation anxiety and resource guarding. We start with foundation training to build your dog’s skill set and instill trust, respect & confidence, then we systematically address the dog’s presenting behavior symptoms working towards a behavior rehabilitation solution. We do not use punishment-based, shock-and-awe training. Our methods focus on foundation work to address behavior issues in a fair and humane way. The program also covers basic obedience commands, treadmill training, FitPAWS training and agility. It includes a custom training manual, private lessons with your dog’s lead trainer, and 10% off all further lessons. For dogs of all ages.
$4497 for four weeks
Please contact us to be put on our wait list.
A non-refundable $500 deposit is required to save a spot for your dog in our program. The deposit goes towards the total cost of training. The balance is due the first day of training. Payment options include credit card with 3-3.5% card fee, PayPal and personal check.
Owner provides food for dog, treats for training and bones to chew on. Dogs must be fully vaccinated to attend training. Recommended equipment is not included in cost of training and may include training collar, place bed and/or e-collar and can be purchased at the end of program.
Our board and train program is small and caters to your individual dog. Dogs are worked with for 1-2 hours per day, or more. Dogs live with the trainers and go on multiple field trips in their final weeks of training for optimal results in your home and other locations.
Hi Everybody! My name is Dana O’Lone Long. I have been a trainer with Valor K9 Academy since September 2015. Prior to that, I spent 10 years in the veterinary medicine field as a veterinary technician. Animals are my passion! I am married to my lovely husband Nick and together we have three personal dogs: Charlie, Yedi and Izzy.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you’re looking for a dog trainer. I offer free consultations so can meet and discuss your training goals. I promise to go above & beyond to help make your dog the best he/she can be!
Feel free to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone (423) 827-4172. I try to return all messages within one business day (Mon-Fri). Thank you! I look forward to meeting you!