DIY Ultimate Dog Tug Toy

By |2021-11-08T21:38:10+00:00June 7th, 2021|Dogs, Exercise, Tips, Uncategorized|

This article is written by VK9 co-owner Justin Pishner. DIY-extraordinaire and the handiest handy man alive! We are a working dog home. Some days, no matter how much fun our pups have, they still have more energy than hours in the day. A few years ago, I designed a simple pulley system that incorporated Havok’s favorite rope toy to be able [...]

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 [...]

Looking to buy a puppy? Here are questions to ask breeders.

By |2021-03-10T02:32:21+00:00March 10th, 2021|Puppies, Recommended Breeders, Tips|

If you’re in the market for a well-bred puppy from a responsible breeder, you need to 1) do your homework to pick a good breeder and then 2) have questions lined up to ensure the breeder is a good fit for you! For help selecting a good breeder, check out our popular article: “Guide to selecting a good breeder“ The following [...]

VK9 Owner Education: Key Terms & Concepts

By |2021-04-22T03:21:06+00:00February 1st, 2019|Owner Education, Tips|

 VK9 Owner Education “Behind every well-trained dog is a well-educated owner.” –Amy Pishner A big part of what we do here at Valor K9 Academy involves owner education. Our goal is to not only train your dog, but also teach you how to better understand and communicate with your dog. While owners are sometimes part of the problem, they are a [...]

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