Our Shadow Program
Are you interested in becoming a dog trainer?
Are you a professional dog trainer looking to grow your knowledge and skill set?
If so, the Shadow Program is exactly what you’re looking for!
Our all-inclusive Shadow Program gives eager individuals a sneak peek into the world of dog training and shares knowledge that surpasses all else! We’re giving you a chance to learn from the best, observe real-life training, and grow your skill set.
The Shadow Program covers observation, academics and hands-on training, including:
- Private Lessons
- Group Classes
- Board & Train
- Confidence Building
- Foundation Training
- Core Training Skills
- Puppy Training
- Remote Collar
- Social Media
We’re giving you an in-depth look at our successful dog training business for one full week. You’ll learn more in one week than you would in hundreds of hours elsewhere! This program is exclusively for dog enthusiasts and individuals who want to know more and be better at what they do! The Shadow Program gives you unlimited access to Valor K9 Academy Owner & Head Trainer, Amy Pishner. Amy will be your primary trainer throughout the six day program.
We’re excited to share that, based on feedback from previous students, we’re now allowing up to two students to bring one dog to each program. This can be a personal dog or a client dog who would benefit from puppy imprint training, on or off leash obedience or behavior rehabilitation training. The dogs can stay at Valor K9 Academy or in your hotel etc with you.
2018 Shadow Programs:
Aug 6-11, 2018 (FULL)
Sep 3-8, 2018 (FULL)
Oct 1-6, 2018 (FULL)
2019 Shadow Programs:
Mar 4-9, 2019 (FULL)
Apr 1-6, 2019 (FULL)
Aug 5-10, 2019 (FULL)
Sep 2-7, 2019 (FULL)
The cost of the program for a student is $1,750 which includes tuition but not transportation, meals or lodging. To book a spot, we need a deposit of
$1000 $750. The balance is due the first day of the program.
We will allow one student per program to bring a dog to participate in the program. The cost to bring a dog is $1,000 if staying with the student and $1,175 if staying at Valor K9 Academy ($25 per night). The deposit to bring a dog is $500, and the balance is due the first day of training.
We keep our program small, allowing just four students per program!
Interested in attending next year? Send us an email to be put on our wait list. You’ll be the first to hear about our 2020 programs!
I am very pleased with the success of my own dog with Valor K9 Academy, learning more training techniques every day and I can’t wait to move to the next level, it’s like an addiction for me. My dog and I have worked with many different trainers and it is crystal clear to me that Valor K9’s training standard is much higher than other trainers. For example, other trainers Advanced classes are the equivalent of the Valor K9 Basic Obedience class curriculum. I actually attended an advanced class with another trainer hoping to learn something new and realized the techniques were already covered in the Valor K9 Basic Obedience. I drive an hour each way to attend classes with Valor K9 and it is worth the drive every time. I recommend Valor K9 Academy to as many people I can because I believe Amy Pishner is doing it the right way, a True Balanced Trainer and I still aspire to be a dog trainer as good as Amy, she is the Real Deal.”][testimonial_item name=”Nathan Schaetzel” testimonial_content=”An amazing week at Valor K9. Met some great people who are really knowledgeable and passionate for dos. Thank you for Amy and my other classmates for sharing everything. Now the hard work comes!”][testimonial_item name=”Rachel Holm” testimonial_content=”I am so grateful to have been part of the first Shadow Program offered at ValorK9 (across the country, I might add)! 6 days and 60 hours later my brain is filled with knowledge and new skills! The cute pups were pretty cool, too. Thank you Amy, Courtney & Candice for a great experience!”][testimonial_item name=”Jessica Moody” testimonial_content=”Today is my last day of the Shadow Program. I am super excited about putting my new skills to work but know there is so much more to learn! Thank you Amy for sharing your knowledge with me. I promise to put it to good use!”][testimonial_item name=”Justin Kauh” testimonial_content=”Spent the past week participating in the Valor K9 Academy – Spokane shadow program. An awesome experience learning the importance of fundamentals, building confidence, observing class and much more. Big thanks to Amy for teaching me so many new things!”][/testimonial_slider]