Standards Of Our Dogs

Located in Boise Idaho, we offer home-raised Personal Protection and Family Protection Dogs. Our dogs are the best of the best. And we’re not just saying that. In everything we do, our standards exceed our competition. From our selection of only Top Dogs from Old European Bloodlines and World Champions, to utilizing Experienced Professional Trainers to raise and train our puppies into adulthood, we aren’t taking any shortcuts.

We know what the industry is like and what it offers, and we seek to raise the bar. We want to provide our buyers with dogs who are SAFE, CAPABLE and OBEDIENT. As we train and raise our current selection of dogs, we hold them to the highest standards. If they don’t make the cut, they’re done. There are no exceptions to excellence.


Valor Protection Dogs is a family-owned business, started by husband and wife team Justin and Amy Pishner in 2021. ​

Amy Pishner has over 10 years experience training and has trained thousands of dogs. She discovered her love for training as a young girl in Wisconsin. Justin and Amy met in North Carolina while serving in the military. Amy is triple certified as a Professional Dog Trainer to include being a Dual Purpose Certified Handler and Trainer for Military and Police Dogs. She has trained thousands of dogs since becoming a full-time trainer and business owner for Valor K9 Academy dog training which has three locations nationwide and 15 team members. Justin is a former SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) Instructor for the military and has worked with numerous Special Operations K9 teams both stateside and abroad. The two are dedicated to quality and excellence in training.

Owners Amy and Justin of Valor Protection Dogs

Puppy Raisers and Trainers

Each Valor Protection Dog is home raised and trained by a Certified Professional Dog Trainer.

Macy Blatter (left), Amy Pishner, Jenna Larson, Samantha Lee (right) and Taya Hekking (not pictured) are Certified Professional Dog Trainers and Puppy Raisers for Valor Protection Dogs. They have 27 years’ combined experience training dogs of all breeds and needs including personal protection dogs, military and police dogs, sport dogs and service dogs.  These trainers are investing hundreds of hours into each puppy’s imprinting, life experiences and obedience training.  Each puppy is part of the pack and is being raised with utmost care.  Macy, Jenna, Samantha and Taya are full-time professional trainers for Valor K9 Academy dog training located in Boise, Idaho.

Valor Protection Dogs specializes in Elite, Highly Trained and Home-Raised Personal Protection and Family Protection Dogs for people wanting or needing an added layer of security for their Home and Family.

We love the idea that our dogs could save someone’s life someday. Four-legged security that provides that kind of peace of mind is priceless. We work hard to select puppies from Top European Bloodlines, and we import the puppies to the United States where we pick them up and begin training on day one. Our puppies are home-raised and trained by professional dog trainers to create exactly the vision we have for our Personal Protection and Family Protection Dogs. Our dogs receive 100’s of hours of training in obedience, manners and protection in order to meet our minimum standards. They are then custom trained to meet the exact needs of their new owners.

Trained protection dog guarding owner in public

Our dogs are our passion and our legacy. We care deeply about each dog and about creating a dog who is perfectly suited for your wants and needs.

1. Our dogs are safe
Gentle around people including kids of all ages and well socialized with dogs, cats and other animals. Our dogs are completely safe and trustworthy. No exceptions.

2. Our dogs are capable
We start developing our dogs’ protection skills at an early age to teach them to be fearless, courageous and capable. As they get older, we show them a myriad of possible real-life scenarios such as armed robbery, car jacking and child abduction to show them exactly how to respond.

3. Our dogs are obedient
Our protection dogs receive the highest level of obedience and manners training. They are responsive to commands both on and off leash, and they are fully under your verbal control while guarding you, your home and your family.

Protection dog performing obstacle training

Our Training Philosophy

We start by building a solid foundation with our puppies. This includes socialization and exposure to people, places, sights, sounds, surfaces and animals using positive reinforcement. During the foundation phase, we teach basic commands and behaviors to our puppies, also using a reward-based system. Once puppies reach six months of age, we add a training collar and begin proofing their training around distractions for bombproof obedience both on and off leash. Throughout the training process, we build our puppies’ bite work skills through bite development training and age-appropriate scenario training. We even trade puppies amongst each other as professional trainers so that our puppies experience multiple home situations and real-life events to prepare them for their forever families. Once dogs reach a year of age, we increase expectations and execute a variety of protection training scenarios to include hidden sleeve, muzzle fighting, carjacking, child abduction and home invasion training. Our training process takes between 12-16 months depending on the dog’s maturity and skill progression. Hundreds if not thousands of hours are poured into each dog’s training to ensure s/he develops properly and performs above and beyond our expectations.

Check out our fine selection of German Shepherds currently in training. Reserve one today for you and your family before someone else snatches them up.

We will travel to any location to deliver our dogs.

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