COVID 19
We understand the effect COVID-19 is having on our community. As a result, we are offering individualized programs for each of our clients to maintain the safety and care for them and their dog[s]. We are continuing to operate training programs, which now include virtual teaching and still continuing to include private lessons and Board and Train programs. To learn more, please contact us!

Success Stories


Now he doesn’t react to the other dogs on the trail…

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Brian and Casey from Phoenix, AZ called us because they needed behavioral training help for their Goldendoodle, Frank. They adopted Frank from a shelter when he was about 3 years old. They had no idea what his history was because the shelter found him as a stray. When Frank came […]


Now we feel relaxed going into public situations…

Mark and Jessica, from Gilbert, AZ, first contacted us because their dog, Bandit, a Blue Heeler/Cattle Dog mix, was having trouble being comfortable around family members and strangers alike. When they brought Bandit in for our initial visit, it was easy to tell that he was uncomfortable around us in […]


Lucy and Gracie now enjoy long walks….

Lucy, from Phoenix, AZ called us to talk about her Yorkshire Terrier, Gracie. Lucy said she was struggling with a lot of issues and was at her wits end on how to deal with it all. She said she was specifically looking at doing our Boarding School Program. This way […]


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…

Dog Training for Phoenix

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 […]