What our clients say...
"You're a miracle worker!"
"I can see she just loves you."
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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."
"She's like a dream dog. We can take her to PetSmart now and she behaves. It's amazing!"
"He's 100% better. I always loved my dog. Now I can trust him too."
"For once I am not embarrassed, but proud!! I can tell he is a much happier pet. Thank you!!"
"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 ...."
Ring the Potty Bell
Teach 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.
|How to Become a Dog Trainer in Chicago...or anywhere else!|
The question people most often ask me is “How do I stop my dog from jumping?”
The second most frequently asked question is, “How can I become a professional dog trainer?”
Before making any life altering decisions, I always advise people to first ask themselves not “how” to become a trainer, but first, “why?” There are excellent reasons to join this profession. Then there are not-so-good reasons.
The worst reasons to become a Chicago dog trainer are because you want to be self employed and make a lot of money. Or because dog trainers are in charge and get to be powerful people. That you love dogs, although critical to your eventual success as a trainer, is not necessarily the best reason either.
If you come into the trade for the wrong reasons, you may be disappointed, and quickly. I believe the best reasons to become a Chicago dog trainer include multiple factors among which are: You love dogs. You have great people and communication skills. You’re a motivated self-starter. You are entrepreneurial with an interest in sales and marketing. You like to teach.
Yes, loving dogs certainly comes into play. But that affection for the species is only part of the equation because you don’t get to train a single Chicago dog until you persuade the owner to hire you. That’s where your sales and marketing skills come in. Training dogs in Chicago (or anywhere else) can be a fun hobby, even a profitable one. But if you intend to make a full time career of it, you’ll be answering your own phones, working crazy hours including most weekends, and take client calls at night. You’ll also arrange your own liability and health insurance, make your own tax deposits, and be ready to devote years to honing your craft.
If I haven’t scared you off yet….good! The profession of dog trainer is an honorable one and it allows you to make a big difference in the lives of people and their pets. For the right person, this is a highly rewarding job, and frankly, it’s fun!
So how do you become a dog trainer anyway? Although all roads lead to Rome, three ways stand out as routes to fulfilling your dream.
Becoming a dog trainer need not take years to achieve. Becoming a great dog trainer always requires a commitment of time and effort. You will find additional resources available from the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP). You can find them on the web at www.dogpro.org. Even if you have limited experience, you can join as an Affiliate Member and gain access to many dog trainer publications and learning opportunities.
To arrive as a dog trainer is not necessarily easy. But it certainly is a wonderful career choice if you love both dogs and people plus have a head for business.