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    Fort Chamber Welcomes Valkyrie Dog Training and Services

    Those looking for puppy training, obedience, and assistance with solving their dog behavior issues now have another local resource to call. Valkyrie Dog Training and Services, founded in 2021, is the newest member of the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce. Owner Rose Mansavage builds better relationships between dogs and their owners.
     
    Last year, Mansavage bred a litter of German Shepherds. She kept a female puppy, which she named Valkyrie. Mansavage wanted a unique, strong, symbolic name. Valkyrie carried the fallen warriors back to Valhalla in Norse mythology; they’re like angels and protectors. Mansavage then also named her business the same.
     
    Mansavage’s background includes training two high-performing police dogs for the City of Madison Police Department. These dogs worked in the fields of tracking, building searches, vehicle extractions, evidence location, and narcotics.  Both dogs received awards for their searching and tracking skills. Mansavage has also had the opportunity to train three service dogs for the U.S. veterans through the Custom Canine Service Dog Academy. Due to their necessity to go anywhere, these dogs were trained and tested to a higher standard than canine pets.
     
    Valkyrie Dog Training and Services offers private one-on-one training either at Mansavage’s house, or at the dog’s home, as well as a board and train option in which Mansavage takes the dog into her home. There, she works with it for one to two weeks, addressing the concerns of the client and working on basic manners. Mansavage is exploring options for group classes in the future.
     
    Valkyrie Dog Training and Services will be hosting “Ask the Dog Trainer” sessions on
    December 19 from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.; December 29 from 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.; and January 2 from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. at Celtic K9 Academy, N2501 Wenham Road, Fort Atkinson, WI. These 30-minute sessions are $40.  
     
    Valkyrie Dog Training and Services hours are Monday and Tuesday 9:00 a.m.- 3:00p.m, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. To learn more or schedule an appointment with Valkyrie Dog and Training and Services call 608-201-1173 or email  valkyriedogtraining@gmail.com.
     
     Pictured: Chamber Ambassador Jeff Scheuerell presenting Bryn the puppy and Valkyrie Dog Training and Services owner Rose Mansavage with a membership plaque
     
     
    Pictured: Chamber Ambassador Jeff Scheuerell presenting Bryn the puppy and Valkyrie Dog Training and Services owner Rose Mansavage with a membership plaque