The 7 basic commands all dogs should know

By |2021-03-14T18:25:18+00:00March 13th, 2021|dog training, Obedience Training|

When training your dog, there are seven commands every dog needs to learn. We call these Basic Obedience commands, and they’re always covered in Valor K9 Academy's Basic Obedience Class as well as Private lessons and Board and Train programs. 1. Name Recognition: All dogs should know and respond enthusiastically to their name by offering focus and eye contact. We teach [...]

What to do if your dog gets attacked

By |2021-01-18T05:42:25+00:00April 25th, 2020|aggressive dogs, boise dog training, Chattanooga Dog Training, Dog, dog attack, dog attacks, dog fight, dog training, Dogs, Puppy, Spokane Dog Training|

One of our clients' dogs just got attacked by a loose dog in the neighborhood while they were out for a bike ride. The dog was 90+ pounds and the attack lasted several minutes. This is such a scary situation, and it's one you hope never happens to you, but it does happen. Fortunately, her dog has a great foundation from [...]

Frequently Asked Questions: Board & Train

By |2021-01-18T05:53:53+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Boise board and train, boise dog training, Chattanooga board and train, Chattanooga Dog Training, dog training, Spokane board and train, Spokane Dog Training|

We get a lot of questions about our board & train program. We love that owners care enough to ask questions and get information! There are a lot of trainers who do a terrible job with board & train. We've heard horror stories! Finding a quality trainer who uses true balanced methods and will take good care of your dog in [...]

Five Christmas Gifts for Dogs

By |2019-12-02T23:47:08+00:00December 2nd, 2019|boise dog training, Chattanooga Dog Training, christmas presents for dogs, Dog, Dog gift ideas, dog training, gifts for dogs, Puppy|

Christmas is just around the corner! It's time to start shopping for presents to put under the tree. If you're like me, you may struggle with coming up with just the right gift, so this blog takes the guesswork out of picking out the best presents for your dog! Whenever I'm shopping for my dogs or friends' dogs, I always look [...]

How to Find a Good Dog Trainer

By |2020-12-12T05:33:34+00:00June 19th, 2019|dog trainer schools, dog trainers near me, dog training, hiring a dog trainer, how to choose a dog trainer, how to pick a dog trainer, selecting a dog trainer, Spokane Dog Training|

Finding a good dog trainer isn't easy. There is no overarching certification organization for dog training as a career, so just anyone can go print cards and be in business, which means dog trainers are a dime a dozen. The problem is that no training is actually better than bad training. Serious damage can be done by bad training. It's a [...]