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I've got a thing for Happy dogs!

K9 HomeSchool

Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner
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Then look at your K9 HomeSchool Program, where I'll help guide and teach you to meet your dog’s expectations!


The K9 HomeSchool Program is an effective online program that will empower you to transform your life through simple, cutting-edge dog training and behavior strategies.


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If I had a dog for every time I've heard...

“Wow, will you move in with me to train my dog?”


“I wish my dog would behave like yours!"

I'd have a lot of dogs!

Discover what my students already know.

That you don’t need me to live with you to have a well-behaved family dog!

My K9 HomeSchool Program is an unbelievably successful program that walks you through how an expert in canine behavior (that’s me) lives and teaches their family dogs.


Here’s a little secret…. It’s not all about teaching your dog obedience, and I’ll share my secrets with you in one of the most comprehensive family dog training programs available.


With my help, you’ll learn how to apply these skills to your everyday life, where it matters.

And get results like these!
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I chose drop the leash dog training because of Valeria's understanding with dogs and her students. Valeria taught me many things about my animals and everytime I had questions for her she was quick to respond. I will recommend her dog training to everyone I know.


I once read in a book that said that dogs know how to sit, come, and stay, the only thing we need to teach them is the words for those behaviors so they will do the actions when asked. Valeria is so great on showing you how to train your dog in a way for you to understand them and for them to understand you.



We LOVE Valeria!! There is not enough space to express how valuable her training is. She gave us the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed to train our dogs to be well-behaved gentlemen. She not only taught us methods and cues, but she helped us understand dog behavior and why they do the things they do. 

MONTHS after leaving how to “settle” on a mat and then not using the command again, I told Skidder, our black lab, to settle. He immediately went to his mat like he had learned months previously. 

Timber, our golden retriever, learned how to walk with a loose leash without pulling. But then he was never on a leash after that since he runs freely in our yard and in the woods. After his brother was injured and couldn’t run in the yard for a couple of months, Timber and I started going on walks down the road with the leash (so as not to make his brother jealous being confined to the house). He remembered exactly what he was supposed to do. 

To this, we owe a debt of gratitude to Valeria for her knowledge and training. We are SO thankful we found Drop the Leash and Valeria. In fact, I’m pretty sure our boys like Valeria a little more than they do us...and that’s okay.



My lab Idgie, and I are profoundly grateful to have been afforded the opportunity to work with such a professional as Valeria. I have specific challenges that I live with both cognitively and physically, and yet she has been nothing short of awesome. She’s knowledgeable, highly educated, and patient with both of us, individually as well as collectively. We value her instruction and input, and have in a short time learned a great deal from her via guidance, instruction and demeanor. She has always been punctual, and kind, and is very good at communication both verbal and written. She has indeed provided us with successful and positive outcomes. We have been blessed to have her in our lives. We have recommended Valeria to our friends and family and they consistently verbalize and validate our progress. Thank you!

You've been lied to!

You’ve been told...

-Some people are just naturals at training dogs.

-Growing up and living with dogs will teach you everything you need to know about dog behavior. 

-If you provide enough love, you'll have the perfect dog!

-It's all in how you raise them.

I'm here to tell you that I've had teeth all of my life, that doesn't make me a dentist! So just because you’ve had dogs all of your life doesn’t make you an expert in dog behavior.

You CAN learn to train your dog, but it takes being provided the correct information by someone that has the experience and skills based on the science of animal behavior to teach you. 


AND I know you love your dog, that's why you're here!

But genetics DO affect temperament! 

  • And even though proper training and behavior modification can help many dogs, what your dog was bred for DOES matter!

  • The character of your dog’s parents DOES matter!

  • Your dog’s life experiences DO matter!

  • Who your dog is, as an individual, DOES matter!

Welcome to your K9 HomeSchool Program

This all-inclusive program will show you how to train your dog through friendly, positive, results-oriented methods, all in the safe environment of your home!


Though I do not use or advocate choke chains, pinch collars, shock (e-collar, stim, etc.) collars, throw cans, water spray, dominance rolls, or throw chains, I will not judge or shame you if you have used those methods and are looking for a new way to live with your dog. Instead, I educate dog owners about the most positive, least intrusive training available. I support effective, reliable behavior change for the family dog without physical intimidation, fear, pain, or discomfort. 


Providing the same teaching quality and education for the human end of the leash as I do for their four-legged companion, I give you, the human guardian, the skills and knowledge needed to be a confident guide for your family dog.


To provide all of the above, I continue to pursue education regarding the most up-to-date information on multiple animal sciences, including ethology, behavior analysis, animal behavior, teaching, and learning.


Drop the Leash’s K9 HomeSchool Program is a unique, transformational dog training program that changes lives. In June 2020, I released my new program to help pet dog owners, and my students have had astonishing success!

You’re probably asking yourself what exactly IS Drop the Leash’s K9 HomeSchool Program?

K9 HomeSchool is an 8-week step-by-step program designed to give you all the tools you need to take your family dog training to the next level.

  • Over 10 hours of the best tutorials specifically customized to help you tackle the most common issues families struggle with their family dog!

  • You’ll get simple, ready-to-use tools and skills that you can begin to implement immediately to see quick improvements in your dog’s behavior.

  • You’ll also get an actionable, step-by-step guide so that you know how to integrate everything you learn into your daily life. You’ll have the exact formula to learn how to train your family dog.


And it doesn’t stop there! 

  • Each week, for eight weeks, you get to collaborate, ask questions and observe other students through our weekly Zoom Group Q&As.

  • And if your questions are answered anywhere else, you will also have the support of our private social media group, where you’ll have 24/7 access to share, ask, brag, and laugh!

You’ll know exactly what to do to improve your dog’s behavior and where to get help when you need it.

What's inside your K9 HomeSchool Program

Drop the Leash’s K9 HomeSchool Program isn’t just access to many hours of the best video content on the topic of family dog training. 


My K9 HomeSchool Program is broken into easy-to-understand and put-into-action video instruction that is designed to get you motivated and teach your dog those important behaviors right away.


Go through the program at your own pace! You have a year to absorb all the phenomenal video instruction.


Most instructional videos take 2 - 20 minutes to watch and are easy to put into action. It is all about taking small, concrete steps every day so that you have made good behavior from your dog a habit.


Inside the membership site, you’ll have access to a 10+ hour video library that lays out precisely what you need to know and what you need to do to be on your way to having a next-level awesome dog. These are not videos that you'll search endlessly trying to find answers. I've designed this program, especially for family dogs.


It’s a membership to a constantly growing community where you’ll find knowledge, encouragement, support, and inspiration. A place that challenges you to reach your goals and celebrate your successes. 


By immersing yourself in this community, you give yourself a chance to learn from the overall group, mining the wisdom of many people and helping each other along the way.


By their very nature, communities contain diverse opinions, ideas, and knowledge you would never encounter alone. Just being in proximity of such a whirlwind of ideas means constantly challenging yourself to think creatively and reconsider what you know.

You might even encounter a solution to a problem you’re having with your dog that you would have never thought of by yourself. 


The community also offers support when those difficult emotions of frustration and embarrassment arise. Someplace to share the progress of your dog and yourself with a like-minded group going through the same journey as you.


And get ready for the most fantastic feature of ALL!


When you sign up for your K9 HomeSchool Program, you will get LIVE, interactive, Zoom classes!


  • Interact in person with other students and me.

  • Show off your dog’s new skills.

  • Interact in a virtual group class in the safety of your own home

  • Stress-free for you

  • Stress-free for your dog!

Here's some of what's inside the K9 HomeSchool Program

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How do I become a member of the

K9 HomeSchool Program?

To learn everything that was in our private coaching programs used to take years and an investment of thousands of dollars.


Was my coaching program way, way more valuable than $6,000? Heck yes! I had a coaching client go through just half of the material that’s now inside the K9 HomeSchool Program, and she stated it would've taken 4 years of group classes even to learn half of what is offered here! But that doesn’t make it any more affordable if you don’t have that kind of cash in the bank.


So I decided to distill everything and more that I used to offer in private coaching into the K9 HomeSchool Program, and you can get all the benefits of coaching for just $495!


That’s 90% off what you would have to invest to cover the same amount in private coaching, and it comes with a daily step-by-step system, a community of people to answer any questions you have, plus live Zoom instruction and support.


So if you know that the K9 HomeSchool Program is right for you and you’re ready to commit to this, there’s never going to be a better time than now.


Click the link below and join the K9 HomeSchool Program!

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My Guarantee To You

I want to ensure this elevates your life to the point where the investment in yourself, your family, and your dog is a no-brainer.


So I include a guarantee that will make your jaw drop.


Because I want you to know just how confident I am about this program…

If this isn't a fantastic investment after you've accessed the program, all you have to do is let me know within 48 hours of purchasing, and I’ll refund 100% of your purchase.

If this isn't a fantastic investment after you've accessed the program, all you have to do is let me know within 48 hours of purchasing, and I’ll refund 100% of your purchase.


You don’t need to explain.


You don’t have to convince me.


Plain and simple – I don’t want to keep your money if this isn't awesome for you.


I offer this (and mean it) because I know how powerful this program will be.


THAT is how confident I am in the value of the K9 HomeSchool Program.


Listen, the bottom line is that it’s going to be amazing. I know it is and know that you’ll feel the same after you see it.


And I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is and make this 100% risk-free for you.


Click “I Want the K9 HomeSchool Program,” and let’s do this!

Because if you dedicate yourself to it, the K9 HomeSchool Program will change your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my dog too young OR too old to learn from the K9 HomeSchool Program?

Emphatically NO! It's never too late to start training your dog! Ideally, teaching your dog starts the day you bring your new family member home, whether a puppy or an older re-homed or rescue dog. It's easiest to show your dog significant behaviors and skills immediately. The less your dog rehearses unwanted behavior such as leash pulling, jumping up on people, or running away, the less time you spend teaching new behaviors. Old dogs can learn new tricks!


Can I teach my dog? I'm not a dog trainer!

YES, you can! I know this from personal experience and from teaching thousands of students over 30 years how to teach their dogs.

Dog training is not like eye color. The idea that you are either born with it or not is a myth. Dog training is a skill. No different than playing the guitar or riding a bike, dog training can be learned when taught by the right teacher.


How long will it take to teach my dog?

Learning is different for everyone, and the same goes for your dog. You will be learning a new skill and, in addition, be teaching your dog, who is also a new learner. Most of my students experience positive results within days of beginning the K9 HomeSchool Program, but as several have said, "Trust the process!" 


The K9 HomeSchool Program was NOT created for everybody.

This is not an instant fix, magic pill type of program.


It would be best if you have a strong desire to improve and the ability to push your comfort zone.


If you genuinely want it, you’ll put the time in. You’ll watch the videos, do the exercises, and watch the magic happen with your dog.


So the most straightforward ways to know if this is right for you:


  • Are you willing to watch these videos regularly and participate in the Zoom Group Classes and our fantastic community?


  • Are you married to doing the same things you’ve always done, or are you willing to try new things to grow and achieve your goals?