Success Stories


Now he can be in “place” and when friends came over…

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Melanie and Chris, from Mesa, AZ, called us to help them with their Blue Heeler mix, Booker, who was very scared of nearly every sight and sound in the world. After they adopted Booker they noticed that they couldn’t even get him to go outside on a leash without struggling […]


No more jumping and barking inside the house!!!

Matthew and Tatiana, from Fountain Hills, AZ, called us when they adopted Frank, a beagle mix, from the county shelter. They had tried doing some very basic training on their own to get Frank calm around their 3 children, but quickly knew they needed a lot more help than what […]


There was no yelling or frustration to get him to listen…

Rebecca and her family, from Sanders, AZ called us to talk about her dog Koda, a Golden Retriever mix, who was reacting to their neighbors dogs. He would run the long fencing on their property and bark at any sound or movement. He would also not listen to anyone in […]


Gabrielle really listened…

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We had the privilege of initially meeting Gabrielle Sabol, through a phone contact. At that time, we had been through two other behavioral training programs for rescue dogs without much success. Of course, the essential question being asked into the phone was, “What are the odds of you being successful […]


The groomer said it was like he grew up overnight…

We’ve enjoyed so much working with Gabby. We knew we needed help with our dog Koda, but we were having trouble finding anyone in Northern Arizona (where we live) who would help us. Gabby was willing to work with us. She spent a whole hour video chatting with us to […]


Gabrielle is easy to reach by phone or text…

I contacted a few training facilities prior to choosing Kona’s. The reason I chose Kona’s is because Gabrielle answered questions on the phone, didn’t rush me and didn’t try to push me into a commitment. After mulling over, I called to arrange an evaluation. After meeting, I decided to definitely […]


Chase Excelled at School…

Jackie and Tim, from Tempe, AZ called Kona’s Dog Training because their wire haired terrier, Chase, was “driving them crazy”. They explained that they got Chase as a rescue and had hoped that he would fit in with their young son and Border Collie, Skye, but it was far from […]


Chris feels much more confident now …

Chris from Scottsdale, AZ called us at Kona’s Dog Training about his pitbull, Griffin. Chris said that Griffin was a great dog with his family and new born baby boy and that at home he listened well and enjoyed his “lap of luxury” lifestyle. Chris also talked about how he […]


Now they can take him to the farmers market …

Stephanie, from Gilbert, AZ contacted Kona’s Dog Training after they learned that their Bernese mountain dog – Border Collie Mix, Eli scared people when they came over. They also learned that Eli was being a nuisance to their neighbors when he would jump on the kid’s playground equipment and bark […]


She wasn’t “aggressive”, but that she was “over excited”…

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John from Tempe, AZ called Kona’s Dog Training after his family adopted Hannah, a pitbull, from the Maricopa County Shelter. They loved Hannah because when she met their two small children she had the best time with them. Hannah allowed the children to play all over her and pull her […]