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 [...]

Recommended Service Dog Breeders (Spokane, Boise and Chattanooga)

By |2021-04-25T18:09:35+00:00April 24th, 2021|Puppies, Recommended Breeders, Service Dogs, Uncategorized|

Are you looking for a reputable breeder to get a service dog puppy prospect from? Here is our list of recommended breeders. Each breeder does breed-specific health testing and pays close attention to conformation, temperament and working abilities. We have worked with puppies/dogs from most of these breeding programs. Many of them are now therapy and service dogs. Of course, which [...]

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

By |2021-02-21T18:23:19+00:00February 21st, 2021|Dogs, Service Dogs|

(This article was written by Trainer Maria Fell of Valor K9 Academy - Spokane. Thank you for your contribution, Maria!) 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 [...]

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