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 [...]

5 BIG Dog Training Mistakes

By |2021-08-28T21:10:06+00:00August 20th, 2021|Training Tips|

Our training philosophy focuses on CMR: communication, motivation and relationship. To set you up for success with your dog's training, here are five quick tips on things you should NEVER do when training. 1. Train when you're hungry, tired or distracted. You want your dog to be at his best, yet you're at your worst? It doesn't work like that. Your [...]

Six Myths about Boarding & Training

By |2021-08-17T21:59:44+00:00August 17th, 2021|Training Tips|

Many clients who reach out to us have real reservations when it comes to sending their dog to a board and train program. They've heard or read horror stories from other trainers who've neglected, injured or mistreated dogs in their care, and they've heard that training doesn't transfer to the owners. While this may sadly be true for other companies, it [...]

Our Simplified Marker System

By |2021-07-12T21:20:54+00:00July 6th, 2021|Training Tips|

To better set our clients and their dogs up for success, we have simplified our Marker System from 4 marker words to 3 marker words. We are confident we will get the same great results while making things simpler and easier for our clients to learn and maintain in the training process. Markers are words or sounds used to communicate or [...]

How to properly introduce dogs to a newborn baby

By |2021-03-08T21:08:54+00:00March 8th, 2021|Dogs and Kids, Training Tips|

Hi everyone! Ever since I gave birth to my daughter, Emma, and people have seen how marvelously she and the dogs get along, I've been getting lots of questions about introducing dogs and babies. Here are some tips to help safely introduce dogs to a newborn baby. Keep in mind, this advice does *not* substitute working with a professional trainer. I [...]

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