About On The Ball Dog Training
At On The Ball Dog Training, all our highly skilled and professional trainers are dedicated to making the training experience fun and successful for all our clients. We use our training expertise to facilitate a balanced and respectful relationship between our clients and their dogs that will last a lifetime.
Lisa Plocinski, CPDT-KA
Owner and Head Trainer
Lisa Plocinski is the owner and head trainer of On The Ball Dog Training (OTB).
She has been training dogs for over 20 years and is certified with the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) as a professional trainer. She started OTB 8 years ago and now works full time training and running the business. She is proud that OTB continues to grow each year and now offers a wide variety of training options.
Outside of the business, she continues to indulge in her love for dogs by training Pono, her Australian Shepherd, in agility, rally and nose work and Morgan, her yellow lab in rally and nose work.
Lisa and her family also take pride in having raised 7 puppies for Canine Companions. Canine Companions trains certified service dogs for people with disabilities. They are looking forward to raising puppy number 8 in the near future.
Jean Rosenthal, CPDT-KA
Jean Rosenthal CPDT-KA teaches Puppy Kindergarten through Advanced Obedience classes and is an AKC Canine Good Citizen/Trick Dog evaluator and a Certified Trick Dog Instructor with Do More with Your Dog. Jean has raised dogs for over 20 years and operated a pet sitting/dog walking business. In addition to teaching classes at OTB, she spends time training and competing in rally obedience, agility, and nose work. She has two Mini American Shepherds, Royal and Juno, a Labrador, Allegro, and a Ragdoll cat, Riley. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, pickleball, and practicing martial arts where she has achieved the rank of 2 nd degree black belt.
Christina started training her first agility dog when she was just 10 years old and started competing at the age of 12. She grew up with a love for dogs and agility training. Over the years Christina has worked with multiple agility instructors who have helped shape her career as a competitor and instructor. She has enjoyed training multiple dogs, which have included Golden Retrievers, Shetland Sheepdogs and a Border Collie. Together Christina and her dogs have earned over 35 agility titles, 15 rally titles, 2 obedience titles and 3 dock diving titles. She has attended two national championships, multiple regional competitions, and USDAA TitleMania.
Christina firmly believes in having a good relationship with your dog and always having fun. She likes to really break down skills to make sure the dog or handler has a good understanding. Consistent training and clear skills are important while keeping things fun and engaging for each team!