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.
Zach Freedman began agility as a junior at the age of 11 in 2008 with his first dog, a Shetland Sheepdog named Buddy. After starting with basic obedience training and 4-H, the team soon added agility to their list of dog sports to participate in. Zach ended up taking Buddy to AKC Junior Nationals twice, winning first in 16” agility in 2010 and first in Novice Obedience in 2011. The team also competed in the DOCNA nationals in 2009, winning first place among juniors on the east coast. After starting with a variety of sports, obedience, rally and agility, Zach ended up focusing on agility, competing in different agility venues and training with world team competitors. Buddy ended up achieving his MX, MXJ, OF, T2B, CD, and RA titles. Zach began training his second dog, another Sheltie named Quick, in 2019 and now competes in agility with her. In addition to competing in dog sports, Zach also uses his animal handling skills as an animal wrangler in television shows, movies, and commercials. Buddy has appeared in a few commercials and as background in Orange Is The New Black. Quick has appeared as background in HBO’s The Gilded Age. He also handles many dogs and other animals not his own.