Puppies and Preschool: Training dogs and raising kids

By |2022-01-14T00:02:31+00:00January 13th, 2022|Puppies, Puppy Training, Training Tips, Uncategorized|

Raising puppies and raising children have many parallels. When we start recognizing the similarities, many of us (myself included) have that “Ah-ha!” moment of understanding. If you have kids in your life – children of your own, nieces or nephews, or maybe neighbors or friends – then this article may offer you an “Ah-ha!” moment of your own! Early Education and [...]

“It’s okay! My dog is friendly!”

By |2022-01-12T18:03:44+00:00December 15th, 2021|Training Tips|

Article by Trainer Samantha Lee (CPDT, CCFT) of Valor K9 Academy - Boise One of my biggest pet peeves as a dog trainer is that dog owners make excuses for why their dog is not under control on and/or off leash in public places. You know what I’m talking about… the reactive dog on an extendable leash in Home Depot blowing [...]

Behavior modification for aggressive dogs

By |2022-01-12T18:09:48+00:00November 30th, 2021|aggressive dogs, Training Tips|

One of our specialties as a dog training company is behavioral rehabilitation for aggressive and fearful dogs, "red-zone dogs" as Cesar Milan calls them. We use a unique approach that focuses on addressing the root cause of the behavior, which, in most cases is fear, and then we slowly and methodically work the dog through its issues to help the 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 [...]

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