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Chicago Dog Trainer - Marc Goldberg
MARC GOLDBERG
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Marc Goldberg, CDT

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What does it take to offer the best dog training in Chicago? Sensitivity to both dogs and people. Education and credentials. The ability to motivate and gently improve your dog's behavior. Execellent communication skills. The ability to deliver. And most important of all, an abiding love for all dogs.

Marc Goldberg, CDT is a certified dog trainer, and president of the International Association of Canine Professionals. To learn more about the IACP, an organization of over 1,200 members worldwide, please visit http://www.dogpro.org

Marc's story began in 1969 when his first dog, Gus, came in to his life. Gus ran out into the street one day and was hit by a car. Fortunately, he survived. When he was healed up, Marc's mother shipped both boy and dog off to dog training school. Mentored by some of the finest dog trainers in the nation, Marc's career in dig training began at the age of 12. He hasn't looked back since!

MarcMarc isn't your typical dog trainer. Typically, dog trainers try to sell you specific dog training behaviors such as heel, sit, down, stay and come. Oh, you want your dog to come when off leash? You'd like your dog to stop lunging and growling at other dogs? You need your dog to stop using your home for a bathroom? You could be looking at week after week of lessons, lots of corrections or tons of food bribery.

I'm not the average dog trainer. I don't sell dog training behaviors. I want to deliver you the dream...the dream of a profound and loving relationship with your dog. When dog and human are in a deep relationship, each meets the needs of the other.

Fulfilled dogs do not lunge, bark incessantly, chew your belongings, ignore you. Happy dogs get to run off leash at every opportunity at one of Chicago's beaches, dog parks, on in their Chicagoland yards. Contented dogs come when you call them, walk nicely on the leash, and never need corrections or yelling.

Marc & SheenaThat's why I train with my signature ForceFree Method™. We simply harness the power of Pack Drive...your dog's natural instinct to follow the Leader. That Leader can be you.

Training dogs in Chicago is my specialty and our privilege. I'm here to help you with all your Chicago dog training problems!

Your dog spends two fun, activity filled weeks at my home, then a lifetime of fulfillment in yours! It's Force Free, and gives you total control of your dog on and off leash. Best of all, I make it fun and it's guaranteed for the life of your dog.

The ForceFree Method™ is an intuitive system of training that makes sense to both people and dogs. Effective and gentle, the training method works WITH the dogs instincts rather than against them. I achieve off leash reliability, even with distractions, amazingly fast. Most dogs perceive the training as simple "pack cooperation" and play. Therefore, they quickly shed rebellious behavior, and give you more focus than you imagined possible. Doesn't that sound like more fun than correction after correction?

celebkissWhy do I train dogs?
  • Dogs are honest.
  • Dogs love without condition.
  • Dogs try to teach me the same.
  • Dogs adore me with their eyes.
  • Dogs want to learn what will make me happy.
  • Pleasing me makes them happy.
  • Dogs love me more than they love themselves.
  • My old dogs come to me over the Rainbow Bridge while I sleep.

What kind of dogs do I train?

SCENTHOUND BREEDS

  • Alpine Dachsbracke
  • American Black & Tan Coonhound
  • American Foxhound
  • Anglo-Francais de Moyen Venerie
  • Anglo-Francais de Petit Venerie
  • Ariegeois
  • Basset Artesien Normand
  • Basset Bleu de Gascogne
  • Basset Fauve De Bretagne
  • Basset Hound
  • Bavarian Mountain Hound
  • Beagle
  • Beagle Harrier
  • Billy
  • Black Forest Hound
  • Black Mouth Cur
  • Bloodhound
  • Bluetick Coonhound
  • Briquette Griffon Vendeen
  • Chien D'Artois
  • Chien Francais Blanc et Noir
  • Chien Francais Black et Orange
  • Chien Francais Tricolore
  • Dachshund
  • Deutsche Bracke
  • Drever
  • Dunker
  • English Coonhound
  • English Foxhound
  • Estonian Hound
  • Finnish Hound
  • Grand Anglo-Francais
  • Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen
  • Grand Bleu de Gascogne
  • Grand Gascon-Saintongeois
  • Grand Griffon Vendeen
  • Griffon Fauve de Bretegne
  • Griffon Nivernais
  • Hamiltonstovare
  • Hanoverian Hound
  • Harrier
  • Large Spanish Hound
    (Sabueso Espanol de Monte)
  • Leopard Cur
  • Mountain Cur
  • Otterhound
  • Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
  • Petit Bleu de Gascone
  • Petit Gascon-Saintongeois
  • Petit Griffon Bleu de Gascogne
  • Plott Hound
  • Poitevin
  • Polish Hound
  • Porcelaine
  • Redbone Coonhound
  • Small Spanish Hound
    (Sabueso Espanol Lebero)
  • Stephens' Cur
  • Treeing Cur
  • Treeing Walker Coonhound
  • Welsh Hound

SCENTHOUNDS AND PARIAH DOGS 

  • Afghan Hound
  • Azawakh
  • Basenji
  • Borzoi
  • Canaan Dog
  • Carolina Dog
  • Chart Polski
  • Greyhound
  • Ibizan Hound
  • Irish Wolfhound
  • New Guinea Singing Dog
  • Pharaoh Hound
  • Podengo Portugueso
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Saluki
  • Scottish Deerhound
  • Sloughi
  • Spanish Greyhound
  • Thai Ridgeback
  • Whippet
  • Xoloitzcuintli  


 

GUN DOG BREEDS

  • American Water Spaniel
  • Barbet
  • Boykin Spaniel
  • Bracco Italiano
  • Braque D'Auvergne
  • Braque du Bourbonnais
  • Braque Francais, de Grande Taille
  • Braque Francais, de Petite Taille
  • Braque Saint-Germain
  • Brittany Spaniel
  • Cesky Fousek
  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  • Clumber Spaniel
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Curly-Coated Retriever
  • Deutscher Wachtelhund (German Spaniel)
  • Drentse Patrijshond
  • English Cocker Spaniel
  • English Pointer
  • English Setter
  • English Springer Spaniel
  • Epagneul Blue de Picardie
  • Epagneul Breton
  • Epagneul Picard
  • Epagneul Pont-Audemer
  • Field Spaniel
  • Flat-coated Retriever
  • French Spaniel (Epagneul Francais)
  • German Longhaired Pointer
  • German Shorthaired Pointer
  • German Wirehaired Pointer
  • Golden Retriever
  • Gordon Setter
  • Irish Red & White Setter
  • Irish Setter
  • Irish Water Spaniel
  • Kooikerhondje
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Large Munsterlander
  • Novia Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
  • Old Danish Bird Dog
  • Perdiguero de Burgos
  • Perdiguero Navarro
  • Portuguese Pointer (Perdiguero Portugueso)
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Pudelpointer
  • Small Munsterlander
  • Spanish Water Dog
  • Spinone Italiano
  • Stabyhoun
  • Standard Poodle
  • Sussex Spaniel
  • Vizsla
  • Weimaraner
  • Welsh Springer Spaniel
  • Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

NORTHERN BREEDS

  • Ainu
  • Akita
  • Alaskan Klee Kai
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • American Eskimo
  • Canadian Eskimo Dog
  • Chinese Shar-Pei
  • Chinook
  • Chow Chow
  • East Siberian Laika
  • Eurasian
  • Finnish Lapphund
  • Finnish Spitz
  • Greenland Dog
  • Iceland Dog
  • Jindo
  • Kai
  • Karelian Bear Dog
  • Keeshond
  • Lundehund
  • Norbottenspets
  • Norwegian Buhund
  • Norwegian Elkhound
  • Russo-European Laika
  • Samoyed
  • Shiba
  • Siberian Husky
  • Swedish Lapphund
  • West Siberian Laika

COMPANION BREEDS

  • Affenpinscher
  • Bichon Frise
  • Bolognese
  • Boston Terrier
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Chihuahua
  • Chinese Crested
  • Coton de Tulear
  • Dalmatian
  • English Bulldog
  • English Toy Spaniel
  • French Bulldog
  • Havanese
  • Italian Greyhound
  • Japanese Chin
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Lowchen
  • Maltese
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Papillon
  • Pekingese
  • Peruvian Inca Orchid
  • Pomeranian
  • Poodle (Miniature & Toy)
  • Pug
  • Schipperke
  • Shih Tzu
  • Tibetan Spaniel
  • Tibetan Terrier
  • Yorkshire Terrier

GUARDIAN DOGS

  • Akbash Dog
  • American Bulldog
  • Anatolian Shepherd
  • Appenzeller
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Black Russian Terrier
  • Boxer
  • Bull Mastiff
  • Caucasian Ovtcharka
  • Central Asian Shepherd Dog
  • Danish Broholmer
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Dogue de Bordeaux
  • Entlebucher
  • Estrela Mountain Dog
  • Great Dane
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
  • Hovawart
  • Kangal Dog
  • Komondor
  • Krasky Ovcar
  • Kuvasz
  • Leonberger
  • Maremma Sheepdog
  • Mastiff
  • Neapolitan Mastiff
  • Newfoundland
  • Owczarek Podhalanski
  • Perro de Presa Canario
  • Rottweiler
  • Saint Bernard
  • Sarplaninac
  • Slovac Cuvac
  • South Russian Ovcharka
  • Spanish Mastiff
  • Tibetan Mastiff
  • Tosa Ken

TERRIERS

  • Airedale Terrier
  • American Hairless Terrier
  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Australian Terrier
  • Bedlington Terriers
  • Border Terrier
  • Bull Terrier
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Cesky Terrier
  • Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  • German Pinscher
  • Glen of Imaal Terrier
  • Irish Terrier
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Jagdterrier
  • Kerry Blue Terrier
  • Kromfohrlander
  • Lakeland Terrier
  • Manchester Terrier
  • Miniature Bull Terrier
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Norfolk Terrier
  • Norwich Terrier
  • Patterdale Terrier
  • Rat Terrier
  • Russell Terrier
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Sealyham Terrier
  • Silky Terrier
  • Skye Terrier
  • Smooth Fox Terrier
  • Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Sporting Lucas Terrier
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Teddy Roosevelt Terrier
  • Toy Fox Terrier
  • Treeing Feist
  • Welsh Terrier
  • West Highland White Terrier
  • Wire Fox Terrier

HERDING DOG BREEDS

  • Australian Cattle Dog
  • Australian Kelpie
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Bearded Collie
  • Beauceron
  • Belgian Shepherd Dog
    (Groenendael, Laekenois,
    Malinois, Tervueren)
  • Bergamasco
  • Berger Picard
    (Picardy Shepherd)
  • Berger de Pyrenees
  • Border Collie
  • Bouvier Des Flandres
  • Briard
  • Collie
  • Dutch Shepherd
  • English Shepherd
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • Louisiana Catahoula
    Leopard Dog
  • Mudi
  • Old English Sheep Dog
  • Polski Owczarek Nizinny
  • Puli
  • Pumi
  • Schapendoes
  • Shetland Sheepdog
  • Standard Schnauzer
  • Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog
  • Swedish Vallhund
  • Welsh Corgi-Cardigan
  • Welsh Corgi-Pembroke
  • White Shepherd

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What our clients say...

"You're a miracle worker!"

Brett

"I can see she just loves you."

Elizabeth

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"Marc, I must say you are an amazing individual.  I have never seen nor heard of anyone who is able to communicate with dogs this well."
Aaron & Jenny

"She's better than we ever thought she could be."

Tish

"She's like a dream dog. We can take her to PetSmart now and she behaves. It's amazing!"

Andrea

"He's 100% better. I always loved my dog. Now I can trust him too."

Paris

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"For once I am not embarrassed, but proud!! I can tell he is a much happier pet. Thank you!!"

Cathi

"Every day is a good day for Zoey! She is such a happy little dog and so well behaved.  She has learned not to bark at the roofer, the painter, the house siding crew, the window man, the neighbor ...."

Anne

Chicago Dog Trainer - Marc Goldberg
MARC GOLDBERG
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Our Philosophy & Goals

Our philosophy is simple. Improve the life of both dog and family. All too often, unruly dogs do not fully enjoy life because their families constantly become upset and frustrated with them. This is difficult for both family and dog.
 
Our mission is simple. Make both dog and family happy.
 
What does is take to make your dog happy? He will thrive when you give him leadership and attention.


 
Making the family happy is a bit more complex.

Families typically want their dog to:

  • Come when called, every time, on or off leash
  • Walk nicely on a loose leash without pulling
  • Sit until released
  • Down until released

Families also want their dogs:

  • Not to jump on people
  • Not to charge through doors
  • Not to dig in the garden
  • Not to bark and chew  inappropriately
  • Not to climb on furniture you prefer they avoid
  • Not to sniff and eat off the table and counters.
  • Not to be wild and uncontrollable
  • Not to ignore you when you want their attention 

Housebreaking 101

Housebreaking 101 Want to housebreak your own puppy or adult dog? Save thousands of dollars in damage. Don't get mad....get help! Housebreaking 101 gives you step by step instructions on the easiest way to housebreak your puppy or grown dog. Works for most dogs!  You'll see lots of improvement, even if you've been struggling. Marc Goldberg's tips troubleshooting tips are included. The Potty Game changes training from frustration to fun. Only $5.99!

Ring the Potty Bell

The Potty BellTeach your Dog to Ring the Potty Bell! One of the most useful tricks a dog can learn is to ring a bell when it's time to "go!" Not only can you teach Marc Goldberg's handy alert system to YOUR dog or young puppy, but you can accomplish the training in two weeks or less. We teach you how to teach your dog to Ring the Potty Bell as a simple game making it fun for both of you. Never miss another potty break...now your dog will give you a jingle! Only $5.99.