Jonathan Katz

Jonathan Katz

John Katz

Skills

Canine-related: The training of people to train dogs, Tracking/Trailing, Scent detection, Service dogs, Personal protection dogs, Police K9, Protection Sport dogs, agility, behavior modification.

Other: Computer proficient, invoicing, marketing, Managing, Sales, driving instruction, weapons and ammunition handling, Cooking/Catering, Public speaking, Mentoring, Product design

 

Employment

Founder and Designer, Jonny’s Distractions, NJ Oct. 2009 – Present

Designing and building canine distractions incorporating recycled materials, selling throughout the U.S., etc.
Equipment designer/ Pro Staff, Fenrir K9 Oct. 2011- Present

Designing and testing of new equipment

Breeder, Trainer, Decoy, Instructor, and Handler, K9 Unlimited, NJ Oct. 2009 – Oct. 2012

The canine training for pet, police and service dogs
Vice President and Decoy of Bushido K9/K9 Unlimited Working & Protection Sport Dog Club Oct. 2009 – July 2012
Obedience coach and training decoy for canine sport dogs

Breeder and Trainer, Kennel Ha’atid, Israel Oct. 2008 – Sept. 2009

Breeding Belgium Malinois for use in police and military applications

Obedience Trainer, Lyka K9, Israel Aug. 2008 – Sept. 2009

Behavior modification and obedience training for pet dogs
Co-founder and Training Decoy for the Jerusalem Working Dogs, Israel Feb. 2008 – Sept. 2009

Competition sport training and personal protection dogs
Instructor, Trainer, and Handler, K9 Solutions, Israel Jan. 2008 – Aug. 2009

Deployed in conjunction with the Israeli Defense Force, Israeli Border Patrol, Israeli Police,
Shabak, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Defense, Palestinian Authority, High Level Foreign Officials
Deployed at: Cargo Terminals, Shipping Ports, Vehicle Check Points, Roadside IED Detection,
Weapon Recovery, Suspect Tracking and Apprehension, Amusement Parks, Hotels, Humanitarian Aid
Obedience Trainer, Best Friends Dog Training, NY Jul. 2007 – Oct. 2007

E-collar obedience training for pet dogs
Apprenticeship with Best Friends Dog Training, NY Jun. 2006 – Jul. 2007

Learning the training and application of E-collar based pet dog training
Kennel Manager, Best Friends Dog Training, NY Aug. 2006 – Sept. 2007

Managing of a 40 run boarding and training kennel with 4 employees
Trainer for the Long Island Protection Dogs, NY Jul. 2007 – Sept. 2007

Training decoy personal protection and sport dogs
Obedience Trainer, Kustom K-9, NY Feb. 2005 – June 2006

Behavior modification and obedience training for pet dogs

 

Education: Certifications

Israeli Police, Israel: Handler/Trainer March 2008

Israeli Police, Israel: 5 Explosive K9s March 2008
K9 Unlimited, NJ: Explosive Detection Trainer Dec. 2007
Best Friends Dog Training, NY: Professional Dog Trainer March 2007
K9 Performance Plus, MA: Training Decoy Jan. 2007
Triple Crown Academy, TX: Police K9 Training and Techniques march 2006
Triple Crown Academy, TX: Canine Trainer & Behavior Specialist Jun. 2005

 

Education: Courses

800 hours K9 Solutions, Israel: Explosive Detection Jan. 2008

200 hours K9 Unlimited, NJ: Explosive Detection Nov. 2007

100 hours K9 Performance Plus, MA: Decoy Training Jan. 2007

1 ½ Year apprenticeship Best Friends Dog Training, NY: Marketing/E-collar Training Aug. 2006

300 hours Triple Crown Academy, TX: Police K9 Training and Techniques March 2006

900 hours Triple Crown Academy, TX: Canine Trainer & Behavior Specialist Jul. 2005

 

Education: Seminars

24-hour Waleed Maalouf Ecollar Seminar, MA Mar. 2012

8-hour Waleed Maalouf Sport Dog Seminar, NJ Feb. 2012

20-hour Jerry Bradshaw PSA Seminar, NJ Sept. 2011

8-hour Rick Furrow PSA Seminar, NH Jul. 2011

8-hour Waleed Maalouf Sport dog Seminar, CT May 2011

8-hour Waleed Maalouf Sport dog Seminar, NY Apr. 2011

20-hour Rick Furrow PSA Seminar, VA Feb. 2011

8-Hour Isai Rodriguez & Charlie Bartholomew Mondio Ring Seminar, NJ Nov. 2010

16-hour Bart Bellon Sport Seminar, VA Nov. 2010

40-hour SKIDDS/CATS K9 Tactical Ops Course (S.W.A.T. and K9-Integration Class) Mar. 2010

Instructed by Brad Smith, SDPD K9 Handler at Atlantic City Police Department, NJ

20-hour Jerry Bradshaw PSA Seminar, MN May 2006

18-hour Michael Ellis Sport Dog Seminar, TX Aug. 2005

 

Competitions

PSA Trial 1st place PSA3, Titled, Canada

PSA Trial 2nd place PSA3, TX Dec. 1, 2012

PSA Nationals 2nd place PSA3, National Vice-Champion, KY Nov. 11, 2012

PSA Trial 1st place PSA3, MA Jun. 30, 2012

PSA Trial 2nd place PSA3, OH Jun. 17, 2012

PSA Trial 1st place PSA3, OH Jun. 16, 2012

IPO Trial BH titled, OH Jun. 15, 2012

PSA Trial 1st place PSA3, ME Jun. 10, 2012

PSA Trial 1st place PSA3 Titled, ME Jun. 9, 2012

PSA Trial 1st place PSA3, NC May 5, 2012

PSA Trial 2nd place PSA3, VA Mar. 18, 2012

PSA Trial 2nd place PSA3, VA Mar. 17, 2012

PSA Trial 2nd place PSA3, MD Nov. 19, 2011

PSA Trial PSA3, MD Nov. 18, 2011

PSA Nationals 2nd place PSA2, National Vice-Champion, MD Oct. 22 – 23, 2011

PSA East Coast Regional 1st Place PSA2, Regional Champion, NJ Aug. 24, 2011

PSA Trial 1st place PSA2, Titled, NH Jul. 23, 2011

PSA Trial 2nd place PSA2, Titled, NJ Jul. 18, 2011

Mondio Ring Trial 2nd place Brevet, Titled, NJ Nov. 6, 2010

PSA Nationals 5th place PSA1, Titled, OH Oct. 16, 2010

PSA club Trial 1st place PSA1, Titled, VA Aug. 14, 2010

PSA club Trial 3rd place PSA1, MD Jun. 5, 2010

SDA club Trial 3rd place FO, Titled, and 2nd place P1, Titled, NJ Nov. 7, 2009

PSA east coast regional PDC, Titled, MD Sept. 25, 2009

 

Memberships

Honorary Member, Long Island Ring Club, NY Apr. 2012 – Present

Member of USMRA (United States Mondio Ring Association) Nov. 2010

Member of SDA (Service Dogs of America) Nov. 2009

Member of PSA (Protection Sports Association) Sept. 2006

 

Volunteer Services

Mentoring young dog trainers, K9 Unlimited, NJ Feb. 2010 – Sept. 2012

Trainer and Adoption Counselor, C.L.A.W.S., NJ Sept. 2009 – Present

Trainer and Adoption Counselor, Bobby & the Strays, Florida Aug. 2006 – Jul. 2007

Mentoring young dog trainers, K9 Unlimited, NJ Feb. 2005 – Jun. 2006

Kennel Staff and Foster Parent, Melanie’s Angels, Florida Sept. 2002 – Feb. 2005

Personal Dogs

I’Uzi Des Barriques: Belgian Malinois Explosives Detection IPC PD EDD CGC PDC FO P1 MR-Brevet PDC TC PSA1 PSA2 PSA3

(2x)-High Protection in Trial, High in Trial, High Owner Trained, High Club in Trial, 1st Place 2011 PSA2 East Coast Regional champion, 2011 PSA2 National Vice-Champion & 2012 PSA3 National Vice-Champion

Arrow, Belgian Malinois: PDC/PSA1 2008 Regional Champion & National Champion
Snoopy (APBT): CGC PDC
Emily: (Stray Hound) CGC