Dog Training Philadelphia

Jonathan brings his background in psychology and neurobehavior to dog training, working to understand both dogs and owners to build effective communication with the whole family.

About Jonathan

Jonathan Ball, CPDT-KA, graduated from Towson University in 2006 with his bachelor’s in psychology. He is currently working towards his Master’s in Public Health and has the intention of attending veterinary school. Following graduation he worked with special needs children and their families at Kennedy Krieger Neurobehavioral Hospital and as an intern at the National Institutes of Health. Jonathan’s interests evolved in 2010 as he began learning about dog behavior. Seeing many parallels between dog training and the treatment of mentally handicapped individuals, Jonathan began working full time at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center in 2012. At the Working Dog Center, he has the opportunity to train a variety of high-energy breeds for a variety of jobs. Jonathan has trained dogs for search and rescue, bite work, police work, scent detection, and medical alert. He is the lead trainer for the Diabetes Alert Dog training program and ensures all the dogs have basic obedience skills and appropriate socialization. Jonathan teaches basic obedience classes with Capable Canine. He lives with his pit bull Eli, who has his Canine Good Citizen and Expert Tricks Dog certifications, and his golden retriever mix, Beeblebrox, who also has his Canine Good Citizen certification. Jonathan looks forward to working with you and your pet dog to help you build a strong relationship with your furry friend.

Philadelphia Dog Trainer - Jonathan Ball