The Sport of K9 Nose Work

By |2021-07-01T17:25:51+00:00July 1st, 2021|Dog sports, Exercise, Health|

Article by Trainer-in-Training, Kelsi Long All dogs know how to use their nose, it’s an instinct they’re born with; but have you ever thought about putting that instinct to the ultimate test? Nose Work is a fun dog sport for both you and your pup! It is mentally stimulating, can be physically challenging, very rewarding for your dog and relies 100% [...]

What you need to know about BLOAT

By |2021-06-24T15:37:11+00:00June 22nd, 2021|Health|

Article by Brenley Merritt, Trainer-in-Training for Valor K9 Academy - Chattanooga There are plenty of emergencies your dog may have, but bloating is one of the deadliest. This condition can emerge rapidly and without warning. We want to make sure you know more about this dangerous canine condition so you can respond accordingly and possibly save your dog's life! What is [...]

Canine Fitness Tip: Injury Prevention

By |2021-04-18T23:28:54+00:00April 19th, 2021|Exercise, Health|

Injury Prevention is key in #caninefitness One of THE BEST things you can do to prevent injuries is to Warm-Up your dog prior to exercise! Why? Because most dogs are sedentary in the house, car or crate prior to exercise! So, by NOT warming up your dog, you are putting them at high risk for injuries. Especially before allowing your dog [...]

Canine Fitness Tip: Healthy Weight

By |2021-04-18T23:21:07+00:00April 18th, 2021|Exercise, Health, Nutrition|

Did you know April is National Canine Fitness Month? Canine fitness is for EVERY dog: -Puppies -Canine athletes -Pet dogs -and Senior dogs Canine fitness is: -Quality of Life (healthy weight & healthy diet) -Daily physical and mental exercise -Injury prevention Trainer Samantha Lee from Valor K9 Academy's Boise location is very passionate about canine fitness and nutrition. She believes it [...]

Why tennis balls are bad for dogs (and what to use instead)

By |2021-03-24T01:37:12+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Health, Tips|

One of the most popular toys for dogs is actually bad for them! Tennis balls are a common play toy and present many hazards to your dog's health. Here are the top three reasons why you should stop using tennis balls: They can be a choking hazard. Dogs with strong jaws can pop tennis balls, making them a choking hazard. The [...]

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