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Chicago Dog Trainer - Marc Goldberg

Call: 800-516-0001



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Dr. Elizabeth Lonsdorf, PhdDr. Elizabeth Lonsdorf, Animal Behaviorist:

"In short, Marc is a miracle worker. All of my years of schooling in animal behavior didn’t begin to compare with Marc’s experience with challenging dogs. He knew immediately the best way to deal with Heidi’s issues and we are all much, much happier now. I can’t thank him or recommend him enough. If you have problems with your dog, take him/her to Marc!"

My husband and I dearly love our mixed-breed, Heidi, but she was becoming quite a handful for us to deal with. Our best guess of her background is a German Shepard/Border Collie mix and she had had a rather unhappy (probably abusive) history when we got her.

She was an angel in the house, but was very hyper-alert, anxious and overly protective when we went out. She would lunge at other dogs on leash, yank our arms out of the sockets going after squirrels and cats, and was very unpredictable around strangers.

My husband and I have a lot of experience with animals, and in fact, I have a Ph.D. in Animal Behavior. We had no problem training our other dog, but we were at a loss about what to do for Heidi. Nothing we tried to do worked.

A veterinarian friend recommended working with Marc and his ForceFree Method...and the results have been amazing! Heidi was walking politely within 5 minutes of training with Marc and has progressed far beyond what we hoped for. We are all much more relaxed on walks and at the park now. She is very reliable on and off leash, even with major distractions like a ball, other dogs and squirrels!

Click here to learn more about the work of Dr. Elizabeth Lonsdorf, Animal Behaviorist.

  • Boarding School Dog Training
  • Drop 'N Shop
  • Private Lessons
  • Pack Leader Session
  • Potty Camp™
  • Travel 'N Train
  • Problem Buster

Boarding School

Option 1. Boarding School: In only two weeks, your dog comes home trained to be a happy, polite companion...on and off leash. The investment for our boarding school program pays off for a lifetime. You'll be able to go everywhere together. That's because we only use our amazing ForceFree™ Method. All behavior issues are covered, including housebreaking if it's a problem. And remember...the training is GUARANTEED for the lifetime of your dog.

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Drop 'N Shop

Option 2. Drop 'N Shop Training: The immediate solution for rowdiness! Drop your dog off for two hours on four consecutive days. Just head to the mall, or do some grocery shopping. We'll train for excellent on leash manners. Plus you'll get a reliable off leash recall...even under distracting conditions. That's right! No more pulling. You can also play with your loose dog. He'll always come when called. Call for availability. This program is appropriate for dogs who are not aggressive and are 6 months or older. Bartlett location.

Please call us at 800-516-0001 for more information.

Private Lessons

Option 3. Private Lesson Program: For those who wish to invest a bit of their own time and achieve savings. A series of six ForceFree™ lessons at our location teaches your dog excellent behavior that lasts. Most clients see dramatic improvements within two weeks. We'll do a demonstration with your dog, and if you're not amazed, you owe nothing! Covered are: leash manners, ignoring other dogs and people, jumping, mouthing, sit, down, stay, and come (on and off leash). Call for availability.

Please call us at 800-516-0001 for more information.

Pack Leader Session

Option 4. Pack Leader Session: We'll meet and evaluate your dog so we can tell you "WHY your dog is doing that." Together, we design a program you can do at home, calling in to report and discuss progress. Come for two hours and leave many of your problems behind. Call for details and to see if this option is appropriate for you.

Please call us at 800-516-0001 for more information.

Potty Camp™ Housebreaking Program

Option 5. : If you have a house breaking problem, our Potty Camp program is the answer! Virtually every puppy and dog can be trained to be clean in the home. If you need us, we're ready to help you get this job done! Potty Camp not only gets you the help you need, it's FUN for your puppy! We can even teach your pup to use a litter box.

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Travel 'N Train

Option 7. Travel 'N Train: We can travel to your location and train at your home, business, or vacation home...wherever your dog enjoys life with you, domestic or international. While this service is not for everyone, it is an excellent option for those who travel extensively with their dogs. Training may include but is not limited to training for good behavior on private planes or jets, and total off leash reliability on the beach and with horses. This training program is customized according to your lifestyle. Call for fees and availability.

Please call us at 800-516-0001 for more information.

pbsuterIt's not full obedience training but we can make quick progress or resolve simple problems for many dogs in this single two hour session.

Problems include: pulling, jumping, counter surfing, housebreaking issues, chewing.

For aggression or major anxiety see our boarding school programs.

Includes slip lead leash/collar and gentle remote control training collar for each dog, handling of your dog, instruction for you and written notes so you can keep making progress long after we leave.

We'll work with you and your dog to orient you both for a better way of life.

This one visit prepares you to follow simple strategies for quick and happy behavior improvements. We also include 30 days of support in case you need additional advice. Additional visits are available at half price in the future should you need them. Most clients don't. (Trip fee may apply.)

Will it work even if you don't come to my house?

Yes! The trick is to teach you and your dog all the techniques and give you the plan to carry forward at home. The only people who should buy the in-home visit are those who find value in the convenience.

$499 our location
$699 your house

(Second dog same owner $249. Additional dogs same owner $149 each.)

Call for availability.  800-516-0001

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Chicago Dog Trainer - Marc Goldberg

Call: 800-516-0001



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The Dog Whisperer's dog Daddy

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 

Marc and Diablo

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.