Private Dog Training

One-on-One 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.

Private Lessons

In-person private lesson training can be done in your home, the trainer’s home or a public location.

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

Virtual Lessons

Our virtual training can be done via Facebook, FaceTime or Zoom video calls.

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

Mentor Sessions with Amy

Are you a dog trainer looking for help with your business? Valor K9 Academy’s Owner and Head Trainer, Amy Pishner, offers Mentor Sessions for current and aspiring dog trainers. Topics include business management, marketing, sales, social media, program creation and pricing, problem solving and more! Sessions are available on a limited, case-by-case basis. To request a session, please email Amy directly at

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” John C. Crosby

60 minutes $300
90 minutes $400

Booking Information

A deposit and signed contract are required to book training. Training costs above do not include take-home equipment. Due to high demand, we typically have a 2-6 month waiting list for private dog training. To inquire, please fill out the training application on the contact page.

Note: We are not working with behavioral rehabilitation dogs at this time.


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Our Private Dog Training Reviews

“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