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Balancing Paws Dog Training offers World Class Dog Training and Rehabilitation Programs in Scottsdale & surrounding areas. 

We believe it’s important to teach our dogs how to behave in all real world settings, so we can allow them to thrive as our companions.

With one of the highest success rates in Arizona, ast stop for most dog owners who have tried just about everything. 

We not only get the best results for your dogs, but we are able to break down the process for YOU, with our 4 Phase Fundamental Training Program.

Our positive and practical approach will help develop good habits that last a lifetime!

Whether you need puppy behavior training, dog behavior training, your dog is biting, acting fearful, pulling on the leash, aggressive, anxious, or you just want to create a better relationship, our training programs focus on training you, the handler and your dog.

Yoni Kachlon

Dog Behavior Specialist

Hello all, my name is Yoni Kachlon. I’ve always been of the opinion that any dog, no matter the breed, upbringing, or temperament, can be loving and docile, while retaining the playful energy that makes them so enjoyable as companions.

This goes back to the first dog I ever encountered, an unstable and, at times, overly aggressive Rottweiler that my family owned. Eventually, with some training, and the necessary affection, we were able to acclimate him to a domestic environment, enough so that I could ride on his back all over the house!

My love for dogs continued unabated into my college years, when I moved into a fraternity house at Arizona State University, and decided to adopt a young pit bull named Jasmine. Everyone, my parents included, thought that I had made a huge mistake, and all the social interaction Jasmine would experience would guarantee that she would bite someone in the future, or worse. Nevertheless, I took on the task of raising Jasmine the way I thought was right, and she responded by being the most caring, loving, and gentle dog anyone could ask for.

Fast forward to my senior year of college, when my mother calls me during my winter break to inform me that my family could no longer afford to pay my tuition. My options were to either move home, or find a suitable job and pay my way back into school. Going home would mean I would have to give up Jasmine, so I began searching for a full-time job to cover the expenses. Then I wondered what I would do with Jasmine if I was working eight hours a day, five days a week, on top of a full semester of classes.

That’s what led me to the idea of opening my own dog care service, allowing me to accommodate the need for a job, while still giving Jasmine the love and attention she (and all dogs) need. In September of 2012 I was fortunate enough to win the Training Cesar’s Way sweepstakes to go meet and train under world-famous “Dog Whisperer” and his team of elite trainers, Brian Agnew and Cheri Lucas, in Santa Clarita California.

Since then, the business has expanded, and I’ve focused my efforts on helping as many dogs and their owners as possible. Using my Four Phase Fundamental Training Program, I’ve been able to work with many owners live and online!

Thank you for visiting!

Kade Hershman

Social Media Manager

Kade Hershman is our Social Media Manager who monitors our company’s social media strategy to help grow brand awareness and create online reputation.

Kade believes in creating a personable platform that connects to all dog owners, while developing the Balancing Paws Dog Training brand. Kade knows that true success comes from how well you connect with the people you’re working with.

Outside of work he enjoys sports, photography and traveling as much as he can. And of course, hanging out with dogs, there’s nothing he loves more than furry friends. 

Testimonials

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Caitlin Adams
Caitlin Adams
2019-09-29T19:51:00+0000
My boyfriend and I adopted a 6 month old puppy back in June and almost immediately brought Yoni in to help us train her. We were first time dog owners and knew that we wanted her to be well trained, but we didn't know how to get her there on our own. When we started the training, our pup hated the crate and whined whenever we put her in it and would completely ignore us outside. After our first session with Yoni we saw huge improvements in her behavior and awareness of us. She picked up every command quickly and moved through the program faster than we expected! After about two months, she started to regularly look to us for approval and had mastered the commands that Yoni taught us and more. We are now confident enough in her training to allow her to be off the leash with us on hikes and runs. Yoni's training tactics were efficient and easy to learn and have allowed us to continue to teach our pup new things as she continues to grow!read more
Cynthia HIll
Cynthia HIll
2019-09-07T01:28:19+0000
Yoni's training and experience has been nothing but extremely helpful to my wife and I, since our dog would previously chew up base boards, break blinds, and never behave for more than 30 seconds. Since working with Yoni, our dog hasn't broken a single item in our home, and is showing a great increase in the amount of patience and focus, both in and out of our home. Yoni excels at explaining how to teach your dog, and ensures that you understand what is needed in order for both you and your dog to succeed. He is very personable when speaking with the clients, shows eagerness to help, and is always praising both the dog and the owners for progress made. Yoni's training is well worth it, especially when you put in the time, and utilize the tools he gives you to help your dog.read more
Brandon Kalina
Brandon Kalina
2019-08-15T19:32:15+0000
Yoni changed our lives for the better! We recently rescued a Siberian Husky who has such severe separation anxiety. He would scratch baseboards, cry and pee when left alone, despite being house trained. He couldn’t stay outside being alone for even one minute without barking or scratching the door. Yoni helped diagnose and provide us the necessary tools and tactics to help rid his anxiety. In just one session we have seen a huge change in our boy. Definitely recommend him!!read more
Tom San
Tom San
2019-07-01T17:10:52+0000
We just completed training with Yoni. It was a great experience. He teaches fundamentals and gives clear instructions for homework. We can’t wait for a group class where Pierre can make more friends. Photos like these were not possible 5 weeks ago.read more
Chris Wolf
Chris Wolf
2019-07-01T02:51:23+0000
Yoni's expert training has had a huge impact on our adopted dog Buddy. When we first got him, he had a hard time interacting safely with new people, and would totally lose it on walks when seeing other dogs. We had to cross the street whenever we saw another dog walker coming, and even then he would continue barking and lunging. Buddy was a very teachable dog otherwise, but he was totally unreachable when met with these distractions. In the past we'd worked once with a different trainer and attended Petsmart classes, but ultimately those experiences lead to very little lasting change. Finally, we hired Yoni/Balancing Paws on a recommendation from friends with an even tougher dog. We've worked with Yoni several times in the past year - at his house, at ours, and at group classes. Every session resulted in big improvements that have lasted. We are doing things with Buddy that we used to think might never be possible. In the past several months, Buddy has experienced a lot of firsts: hiking, hanging out with us on bar patios, dealing with contractors coming in and out of the house frequently, meeting strange people and dogs in public, going to a crowded dog park and even making friends, reliable off leash walking, and impeccable loose leash walking. Yoni's approach has also been the simplest and most straightforward of the training we've tried. In contrast to other methods, Yoni's was mostly non-verbal, and was more about cultivating habits than teaching commands. As a result, Buddy's temperament is more relaxed and in control in every situation. "Focus, patience, and self control" as written by Yoni, is exactly what we've experienced with our dog - more responsive to us, and much less reactive to others.read more
Staci Erin
Staci Erin
2019-06-17T04:08:02+0000
Yoni just started working with us and our newly adopted dog today. We are already seeing fantastic results and very happy that karen from 2darescue recommended him:) We are looking forward to our future sessions! Highly recommmend👍🏼👍🏼read more
Maureen Viafore Simpson
Maureen Viafore Simpson
2019-05-02T05:26:31+0000
I have known Yoni for years. He has trained my personal dogs and the dogs of many of my clients. His intuition with animals combined with the excellent training he has had make him one of Arizonas premier trainers. Whether it is teaching your new puppy manners or your "old dogs" new tricks or even correcting inappropriate behaviors- Yoni is the one to call. He is first class all the way !!read more
Danielle Miller
Danielle Miller
2019-02-24T15:21:36+0000
Our English bulldog and pug started fighting what seemed like out of nowhere and Balancing Paws not only helped us fix that behavior but helped us completely transform our pups all around! Our pups have self control, can walk on a leash, stay in their place, and so much more. We are so THANKFUL! Can’t recommend enough!read more
Blake Berry
Blake Berry
2018-12-15T20:18:29+0000
Game changing insights to how your dogs mind works and behavior patterns. We started applying Yoni's instructions today and have already started seeing results. fantastic.read more
Joan Appleton Lewis
Joan Appleton Lewis
2018-11-03T14:52:36+0000
I am a six basset hound household with two intact females who all the sudden decided to not get along. Yoni came in and within an hour the girls were in the same space. I learned lots and have a whole new perspective on my dogs.read more
Lezlie Feiring
Lezlie Feiring
2018-10-10T20:44:15+0000
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Erica Friedman
Erica Friedman
2018-05-26T16:46:52+0000
Yoni is amazing!!!
Lezlie Feiring
Lezlie Feiring
2018-04-07T19:28:53+0000
Can’t thank Yoni and his assistant enough for all they’ve taught me. My Willis is a 9 year old Boxer/pitty boy mix who went crazy when spotting an other dog when we walked. He did the singing, twirling, charging thing when seeing another dog thus making walking him a nightmare. I’ve been following Yoni for several years and finally made an appointment for him to evaluate Willis. My only comment ... why did I wait so long. Within the first hour Yoni was able to walk Willis within several feet of his dog without Willis going crazy. Best of all Yoni was able to teach me why Willis behaved the way he did and how I could help Willis become the dog I always wanted. After the evaluation Willis went to his class with 10 other dogs. Willis was amazing and responded far better than I could ever hope for. I was a bit apprehensive, but thrilled by the time I left. The following week was even better. Later that week I took Willis on an 8 day car trip. Willis rode on an elevator for the first time and was absolutely perfect when meeting other dogs... This week we worked with Joni and John and with the help of an E/collar only using the clicker noise NOT the shock button I had Willis working off leash with other dogs around...an amazing and empowering moment for Willis and me. My pup is nine years old and loves being in this environment, proving you CAN teach old dogs and their owners new tricks. If you’re like me and been following Yoni but keep thinking ...maybe some day... do yourself a favor and don’t wait and waste time. Yoni can help you achieve a wonderful and loving relationship with your dog. After all that’s why you got him/her in the first place Thank you Yoni and John for all you have taught us... Willie Boy and I are forever grateful. See you again next week �read more
Linda M Russo-Barthelme
Linda M Russo-Barthelme
2017-07-30T00:20:16+0000
Kristie Martin
Kristie Martin
2017-05-28T22:46:31+0000
Martha E Lopez
Martha E Lopez
2014-10-17T01:22:44+0000
Emily Chin
Emily Chin
2014-09-28T22:37:20+0000
Took all 3 dogs on a walk, 3 weeks after seeing Yoni. We have been diligent about leaving leashes around the house so they can all stop getting so excited when they come out. We finally hooked them all up, put on their collars and headed out for the first walk today. Today was the first day I can say that we have EVER had 3 loose leashes with 3 stubborn labs. Thank you Yoni for all your help. Even just an hour helped change our lives. We can finally walk all three dogs with no pulling, tugging, squeeling and most of all, we can do it on our own! Thank you!!!!!read more
Danny Bowley
Danny Bowley
2014-09-06T16:59:42+0000
Eileen Taggart
Eileen Taggart
2014-08-28T02:33:46+0000
We have four dogs of our own. I decided to foster a 2 year old Pit and after bringing him home, realized I had no idea -none - how to behave with this amazing, beautiful, sweet, but competitive dog. Delania White, Crazy Lady Pit Bull Rescue set me up with Balancing Paws. I went for just one hour, and came out confident! Now I know what to do! The foster dog learned so well with Yoni in just one hour and most important, so did I. I am sure that all of my dogs will be better off now that I know how to use basic body language to train them. I will be back for sure - for classes and private sessions. Thanks Yoni!!!!read more
Jill Lunsford
Jill Lunsford
2014-08-18T18:04:06+0000
Yoni has helped me to be a much better pack leader! I have 2 Boston Terrier rescues that have major over excitement & dog aggression issues. The difference in them (and me) since Yoni started helping us is unbelievable!! I can now take them in public settings & know that I can stay calm & keep them in control!! I had tried many other "trainers" in the valley & there's no comparison! Thank you Yoni!!read more
Nicholas Harris
Nicholas Harris
2014-08-11T15:44:17+0000
Balancing Paws is top-notch! Yoni and his team at Balancing Paws are incredible, seriously! We had one of our dogs stay with his team for a week and when she came back to us, she was a different (much more balanced dog). Yoni equipped us with the tools to maintain what he created and because of that, the stress in our household is gone and our two dogs have never seemed more happy. We still go to the group classes because the environment Yoni has created is excellent!read more
Brittany Frakes
Brittany Frakes
2014-08-11T02:45:52+0000
Yoni is the best! We came to him with a very aggressive dog that we thought couldn't be re-trained. We are now able to get my dog in group classes with other dogs and off leash in an enclosed play area with other dogs. We were so impressed and would recommend Balancing Paws to anyone with a dog they think can't be fixed. We're are so happy with the progress we've seen!read more
Carly Hill
Carly Hill
2014-07-26T22:52:50+0000
We came to Balancing Paws with two dogs that were a nightmare to walk on a leash and within the first hour, Yoni had them calm and walking politely even around their biggest trigger: other dogs. Looking forward to learning more at group class! Thank you!!read more
Megan Chisman
Megan Chisman
2014-06-15T20:00:52+0000
Kay Shafer
Kay Shafer
2014-05-29T04:32:49+0000
Great place....group classes are really helpful and we just finished a week long training for our two pups and they loved it and we love the results.read more
Rikki Hodes
Rikki Hodes
2014-05-16T01:21:51+0000
Cj Anderson
Cj Anderson
2014-05-03T03:09:26+0000
I am so GLAD to have found this place and the staff to help difficult dogs. I am asked to help these dogs when them are newly adopted and I am so greatful to have a place in Phoenix to refer people to for follow up care! It is wonderful to have a place to trust other dogs to and mine for day care!read more
Naomi Benadie
Naomi Benadie
2014-05-01T01:29:39+0000
Kelly Bushong
Kelly Bushong
2014-04-28T15:21:26+0000
Chase Olsen
Chase Olsen
2014-04-27T17:12:34+0000
Atzael A. Herrera
Atzael A. Herrera
2014-04-20T03:28:37+0000
Awesome job! We walked out with two totally different dogs. Highly recommend this place!!
Tatum Schumacher
Tatum Schumacher
2014-03-29T22:13:49+0000
JRoberto Os Vil
JRoberto Os Vil
2014-03-11T21:36:02+0000
Nathan Hyland
Nathan Hyland
2014-02-09T21:19:01+0000
Jay Wayne Ruffin
Jay Wayne Ruffin
2014-01-07T05:53:17+0000
Jeff Berry
Jeff Berry
2013-12-31T17:14:59+0000
Kelsey Cooper Pacheco
Kelsey Cooper Pacheco
2013-12-26T19:25:22+0000
Sherry Bell
Sherry Bell
2013-12-25T22:45:54+0000
Scamp came home as soon as I get in he comes over so I can place him on leash
Amanda M. Parquette Ritchey
Amanda M. Parquette Ritchey
2013-12-22T19:27:17+0000
Dan Urman
Dan Urman
2013-12-19T19:15:09+0000
Alesia Apodaca
Alesia Apodaca
2013-12-14T19:50:34+0000
Jennifer Wojturski
Jennifer Wojturski
2013-11-26T17:42:06+0000
Yoni worked miracles with our pit bull foster, Hope. Thank you so much! ❤️
Shannon Thompson
Shannon Thompson
2013-11-25T19:56:49+0000
Yoni is amazing! I have 2 french bulldogs that fought all the time for my Fiance. Yoni came in and within 3 hours, they were well behaved and are only getting better. They have fought only once and we were able to stop the situation quickly and effectively. I can't wait for the next session to learn more. I think I need more training than my dogs, however, it's worth every penny!!! Thanks again Yoni!read more
Abby Cohen
Abby Cohen
2013-11-03T20:30:12+0000
Meridi Richardson Bosley
Meridi Richardson Bosley
2013-11-03T16:36:14+0000
Kathleen McMillin
Kathleen McMillin
2013-11-03T03:42:24+0000
Lucy Perez
Lucy Perez
2013-10-09T01:45:51+0000
Jami Morris
Jami Morris
2013-10-03T02:09:55+0000
Chantelle Cavicchioni
Chantelle Cavicchioni
2013-09-26T17:29:48+0000
Alex Rachel Lukanowski
Alex Rachel Lukanowski
2013-09-18T05:54:00+0000
Yoni saved my foster dog, my sanity, and me! He is a dog saint (literally) and can fix just about any problem. Yoni stopped by to give us some quick tips for our 9 month pit foster and I saw more progress in that time then I have in the month we've had him. Truly amazing! Still fascinated with the progress as we were about give up and send him back to the rescue. I cannot thank Yoni enough!read more
Marion S Frank
Marion S Frank
2013-09-02T00:55:46+0000
Mike Hamburg
Mike Hamburg
2013-07-19T03:08:33+0000
Casey Rae
Casey Rae
2013-07-15T19:27:00+0000
Leonardo Barajas
Leonardo Barajas
2013-06-04T23:13:41+0000
I want to recommend Balancing Paws to anyone who's a dog lover and need a bit of guidance on how to understand your dog.
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