All of Peaceful Valley's adoptable donkeys must graduate from PVDR's Training Academy held on all three Peaceful Valley Facilities. The first step on the road to the Academy is that the donkey must first be friendly towards people, then it is considered a candidate for the Academy. These facilities teach:
- Walking on lead
- Standing still for whole body brushing
- Willingly picking up all four hooves for trimming
Our trainers grade each student using A through F system and the pupils are not deemed ready for adoption until they are straight A students.