Service Dog Training: A 5-Step Process

By |2023-04-03T20:21:32+00:00April 3rd, 2023|Assistance Dogs, Service Dogs|

If you own a dog and want to train your dog to be your service dog, we can help. Valor K9 Academy specializes in puppy training, family dog obedience and, you guessed it, service dog training. Training is a 5-step process. Let me break it down for you: Step 1: Service Dog Evaluation The first step is a comprehensive service dog [...]

5 Traits We Look for in Service Dogs (Boise, Idaho)

By |2021-09-10T21:08:46+00:00September 10th, 2021|Service Dogs, Training Tips|

Service Dog training is one of our specialties here at Valor K9 Academy - Boise. It takes a special dog to be a full-fledged, working Service Dog. A Service Dog is a dog that's trained specifically to aid a person with a physical or mental disability. The tasks provide assistance and independence to the dog's handler. Service dogs are different from [...]

Meet Service Dog Team Kenzie and “Maisie”

By |2021-08-01T15:37:00+00:00August 1st, 2021|Service Dogs|

In this article, we interview Kenzie from New York about her service dog, Maisie. Kenzie did online puppy lessons with us and then sent Maisie to us for a customized four week board & train. We're so honored to have such an amazing client and really enjoyed doing this interview with Kenzie! 1- What does Maisie do for you as your [...]

Therapy dogs, service dogs and emotional support dogs: Similarities and Differences

By |2024-03-27T00:39:28+00:00February 21st, 2021|Dogs, Service Dogs|

There is an unfortunate lack of understanding among the general public – and even educated dog owners – when it comes to assistance dogs. A few well-known assistance dogs are “Emotional Support Animals,” “Therapy Dogs,” and “Service Dogs.” These are likely familiar terms, but the specific definition and differences between each may be more unclear. Hopefully, with more education, people will [...]

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