Private Lesson Dog Training

1-on-1 Dog Training

Private lesson training is customized dog training in a location of your choosing.  We will meet you in your home, workplace, public area or other locations.  Private lessons are ideal for general obedience, puppy training, socialization, service dog and therapy dog training, mild rehabilitation and more.

The benefit with private lessons is working one-on-one with your dog trainer.  Together you’ll identify the goals you would like to achieve with your dog, then your trainer will develop a specialized plan to meet those goals. The level of skill, commands or goals you want to achieve will determine how many lessons you’ll need.

At the end of each lesson, our clients receive thorough, written take home tasks.  They have access to their trainer to get immediate feedback between lessons and access to how-to videos and additional resources such as nutrition and exercise information. Clients achieve great results from this program and enjoy the flexibility it allows them.

Our in-person training can be done in your home, the trainer’s home or a public location. Our packages are as follows:

Bronze Package (six 1-hr lessons) $900
Silver Package (eight 1-hr lessons) $1050
Gold Package (10 1-hr lessons) $1200
Travel fee $1/mile round-trip

Our virtual training can be done via Facebook, FaceTime or Zoom video calls. Our packages are as follows:

Virtual Bronze Package (six 1-hr lessons) $810
Virtual Silver Package (eight 1-hr lessons $945
Virtual Gold Package (10 1-hr lessons) $1080

Private Lesson Training and Mentor Sessions for Dog Trainer with VK9 Founder, Owner and Head Trainer Amy Pishner are available at the following rates:

60 minutes $300
90 minutes $400
Travel fee $2/mile round-trip

Prices listed above do not include equipment.

Our Boise Dog Trainers serve the greater Boise area to include Eagle, Meridian, Nampa and Kuna. To book Boise private dog training lessons, please email We are currently accepting new puppy clients. We do have a waiting list for adult dogs needing training.

Our Chattanooga Dog Trainer serves the greater Chattanooga area. To book lessons, please email

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Our Private Dog Training Reviews

“We adopted Vinny earlier this year. He’s our very sweet, but wild husky mix. He had terrible recall and zero interest in food or doing work in general. Worst of all, he just didn’t feel bonded to us. Since working with our trainer Sam in individual and group lessons, Vinny is the best dog almost wherever we go. He’s always attentive to us and listens no matter the circumstance. Vinny clearly loves us more too. He’s still a goofball, but now a respectful one.

“Honestly, I can’t say enough good things about our experience with Sam! She’s VERY good at what she does. Sam is knowledgeable about all things dog; from doggie sunscreen to nutrition, and she feels available 24/7 through the process. We just love Sam as a human, and spending time with her was a treat. We are forever grateful for choosing Valor K9!”

-Lindsay Oakes (Boise)

Excellent training and care for our puppy. Samantha was very professional, skilled and attentive. She worked well with our puppy and with us. We will continue to utilize Valor K9 (and especially Samantha) as we work toward helping our puppy be the best she can be!

-Sandi Mumford (Boise)

I signed up my heeler for service training with Taya and it is going amazing! My dog absolutely loves her and they work together really well. Everyone I know is extremely impressed with my dogs behavior. The way Taya explains everything is clear and easy to understand for both me and my dog. Her methods are effective, she is very personable, and I will definitely be working with her again when I get my next puppy in the winter. 10/10 absolutely recommend her to anyone who asks me about training.

-Taylor (Boise)

Thank you Taya and Valor K9 for such a great training experience! We completed a 6-week obedience private lesson package with trainer Taya, and couldn’t be happier! Our dog Taco is full of personality and spice, and Taya helped us redirect some of that energy. He is more confident, comes when called, behaves in public spaces, and has leash manners. We will continue to use Valor K9 and trainer Taya for future lessons and future pups.

-Kendi Smith (Boise)

Valor K9 Academy is great!! We’ve worked with Kelsi over several weeks and when I say she is absolutely the best, I mean every word. She’s very professional, knowledgeable, patient and overall the sweetest! Titan loves her, I wouldn’t trust our puppy kid with anyone else! Thank you Valor K9 Academy and super thank you to Kelsi! The best dog training in Chattanooga.

-Melissa Sexton (Chattanooga)

We completed 6 private lessons with trainer Kelsi for our 1yr old Husky, Addilynn. She had lots of excited energy, and Kelsi showed us how to better communicate with her. She even helped us find new ways to exercise and manage her in our everyday life. She was very kind, patient, and a wonderful teacher. She welcomed and answered all my questions, and was even available to answer them outside of lessons. We can now go to pet stores, go on walks and even go downtown with all kinds of distractions without feeling uneasy. I would highly recommend ValorK9, as now have the knowledge and tools to continue our training further. I couldn’t be more thankful!

-Alyssa Smith (Chattanooga)

Contact Us!

226 Winding Ridge Dr.
Horseshoe Bend, ID 83629