Foundation First Training
Dogs talk, but only to those who listen. Here at Valor K9 Academy, we believe successful dog training is based on communication, motivation and relationship. We focus on foundation training first, teaching dogs using primarily positive reinforcement methods to build their confidence. Once dogs understand commands and know what’s expected, we add a training collar, as needed, so that training is reliable anytime, any place – at home, in public and around distractions. Our training creates a strong bond between owner and dog for a lifetime of happiness. Ready, set…train!
Get quality dog training from the comfort and safety of your home. Valor K9 Academy – Online has been around since our start in 2014. Over the years we have offered Private Virtual Training, and now with the worldwide quarantine from COVID-19 we are expanding to offer Group Classes as well! No matter where you live, we can help you train your dog. We have clients all over the world in Finland, France, India, Australia, Canada, Mexico and throughout the United States. With Valor K9 Academy – Online, you get access to our incredible lineup of certified, professional trainers for help with all your training needs. Scroll down to find out more!
* Customized training plans
* 24/7 trainer support
* Training catered to adult learning
* Written & hands-on instruction
* Flexible training times
* Suitable for all ages & breeds
* Great rates
Since our start in 2014, Valor has donated over $45,000 in training and monetary donations to animal rescue groups, shelters, schools, veterans and non-profit organizations in our local communities.
The famous Tucker Budzyn and dog owners everywhere!
Private training is all about you and your dog! In this program, you work 1-1 with a professional Valor K9 Academy trainer. You tell us your training goals, and we create a plan to put you on the path to success!
No question or problem is too big or too small. We commonly help owners with:
-basic commands like sit, down and stay
-off leash recall using the remote collar
-walking nicely on leash instead of pulling
-the place command
-tricks for mental stimulation
-resource guarding issues
-bad manners at the door
-jumping on guests
-having accidents in the house
Our trainers have thousands of hours of experience training dogs in person, so online training is a breeze! They are all certified through Valor K9 Academy and have worked with puppies and adult dogs of all ages, needs and breeds.
Let our trainers help you get your puppy started on the right paw, problem solve your dog’s unwanted behaviors and teach reliable obedience on and off leash. If you need help training your service dog, we can help with that too!
Lessons are one hour and can be done via Zoom, FaceTime or Facebook Video. One lesson is $125, three lessons is $350 and five lessons is $500. There is no additional charge to train multiple dogs with one training package.
Email email@example.com for more information. We will pair you with a trainer who will work with you to create a customized training plan just for you!
Our virtual Group Classes give you the opportunity to train from the comfort and safety of your home. During this time of quarantine, we are spending more time than ever with our dogs. Let’s make it productive and have fun training! We are currently offering four group classes options with more to come in the future.
6 Week ZOOM Puppy Class
-Next class starting August 24th at 6pm MST
-Class meets once a week for 30-45 minutes. Each class covers 2-3 basic commands, confidence building and Q&A
$120, for puppies 8 weeks to 7 months of age
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll!
6 Week ZOOM Tricks Classes
-Next classes starting August 2020
-Classes meet once a week for 30 minutes. Each class covers one new trick!
$60, for dogs of all ages!
Email email@example.com to find out when the next class starts!
8 Week ZOOM Basic Obedience Class
-We’re offering two classes: starting August 27th at 7:30pm MST and starting August 29th at 11am MST
-Classes meet once a week for an hour. Class curriculum includes: focus work, sit/stay and down/stay, heel, place, recall, leave it and manners|
$240, for dogs 6 months and older
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll!
I am a firm believer in the power of having a good mentor. Being a dog trainer can be challenging – running a business is even harder! In my mentor program, I offer personalized one-on-one help for current and future dog trainers. If you have questions or need help on your journey, I am here for you! As a young trainer, I didn’t have a mentor, and I just know my experience would have been much more smooth if I could have bounced ideas off someone and gotten their advice.
In this program, I don’t hold anything back. No question is too basic or too complicated. Some of the common issues I help people with include:
-how to become a dog trainer
-using training collars correctly
-handling difficult clients
-creating successful training plans
Mentor sessions are completely confidential. We use Zoom for video capability. A one hour session is $190 and a one and a half hour session is $250. I am currently offering training Monday through Thursday from 12 to 5pm MST.
Email me for details: Amy Pishner at email@example.com
Let me use my experience to help you succeed!
Our Training in Action
“We recently started doing the virtual online lessons with Jenna and it has been absolutely amazing. She is a VERY knowledgeable trainer and definitely knows what she is talking about. I have learned things about training that I did not know, the most important being foundation training. Maya is already an obedient dog and loves to please, but her nervousness for people gets in the way of her having a good time while out in public. Jenna is giving me all the steps to help Maya with this new journey of hers and I couldn’t be more happy! Thank you so much Jenna!”
“This morning I had a 60 minute mentor program phone session with Amy, and it was money and time well spent. She was very open, helpful and through our conversation I had over two pages of notes! I very much appreciated her honesty and she helped me organize my thoughts and create a solid game plan for my goals. I highly recommend using her services if you’re in need of a sounding board for your personal aspirations in the dog world.”
“Amy was so helpful with advice about adding a second dog to my home. She really helped me decide what kind of behavior I wanted ultimately and how to get it. I answered her questions and realized my expectations were off She helped me set realistic boundaries for them and directions for how to do it. She really helped me to think about and prevent problems before they even started instead of just waiting and reacting to problems. Thank you Amy!”
“I can honestly say I have nothing but great praise to lead trainer Dana for all she’s done with training my dog -from the “Puppy Head Start Program” to the virtual training lesson I did to help progress my dog’s obedience. Definitely well worth the money, and I’ll absolutely would do it again within a blink of an eye with my next dog. Very appreciative and thankful.”
“Exceptional knowledge in all aspects of dog training. Amy and her staff are very professional, kind, and straight forward. They are really good at teaching the humans too (hardest part!!). My relationship with my GSD is strong and healthy thanks to Valor K9! Do not waste your time or money elsewhere.”