How to find a good dog trainer: 7 key traits all good dog trainers have in common

By |2023-06-22T04:37:00+00:00June 22nd, 2023|dog trainers|

Dog trainers are a dime a dozen. Good dog trainers are far and few between. So what should you look for when you're looking for a dog trainer? Here are 7 key traits all good dog trainers have in common. 1. Good dog trainers have experience. In any industry, experience is the best teacher. Big or small, we learn something from [...]

5 reasons we might NOT be the trainer for you

By |2021-04-06T22:30:28+00:00April 6th, 2021|dog trainers, Owner Education|

Dog training is a services industry. For dog training to work, there has to be harmony between the dog owner and the dog trainer. We are NOT the trainer for everyone, because not everyone approaches dog training with the same expectations. We publish a lot of information across various platforms to educate people on who we are and what we do. [...]

Meet the Trainer – Dana O’Lone Long

By |2021-03-28T14:58:15+00:00March 28th, 2021|dog trainers, Meet the Team|

We have an amazing team, and we want you to get to know them! This is the second in our series of Trainer Highlights! In this article, we ask Lead Trainer Dana O'Lone Long of Valor K9 Academy - Chattanooga some questions about her life and life as a dog trainer. 1. What is your favorite dessert? All of them! Cheesecake, [...]

Now trending: Malinois, Shepherds and Dutchies

By |2021-02-12T21:21:22+00:00February 12th, 2021|dog trainers, Dogs|

I've been in the dog world for eight years now, and there's something trending lately that's driving me crazy. It's people getting dogs because they're cool, trendy or popular on social media. Dog trainers and dog owners alike are both guilty of this. I remember back in 2010 when I met a Belgian Malinois for the first time. It was a [...]

Training Dog Trainers and The 2020 Trainer Retreat

By |2021-02-12T04:24:30+00:00January 18th, 2021|dog trainers, Meet the Team|

This past November 7-8 2020, we hosted our second annual Trainer Retreat here in Idaho. It was held at our home just north of Boise overlooking the Boise foothills. It was absolutely an honor and a privilege to be able to unite with so many passionate and inspired dog trainers and enthusiasts who all had the same goal: to better themselves [...]

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