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Chicago Dog Trainer - Marc Goldberg



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Pack Leader Program

pbsuter$399 at our location; $299 by video chat

We can make quick progress or resolve simple problems for many dogs in this single two hour session. Also includes a one hour follow up if used within 6 months. Problems include pulling, jumping, counter surfing, chewing, housebreaking issues.

For complete obedience training, aggression or major anxiety see our boarding school programs.

Includes slip lead leash/collar, instruction for you and written notes so you can keep making progress at home.

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

$399 our location with one dog. Second dog, same owner $249. Add’l dogs, same owner $149 each. (Typically for dogs over 14 weeks.) Can be done by video chat with a more limited goal set, usually takes 90 minutes by FaceTime, WhatsApp or Skype. Video session $299.

Puppy Pack Leader

Potty Camp™ Housebreaking Program$399 at our location; $299 by video chat

  • Bring your puppy and family members (12 and older) to this two hour private class that teaches you how to raise your puppy. Appropriate for puppies from 8 to 16 weeks of age.
  • Learn all about housebreaking and raising puppy right
  • Get off to the right start with crate training so your puppy can sleep through the night, stop nipping and chewing, and more!

Also includes a one hour follow up if used within 6 months.

Can be done by video chat with a more limited goal set, usually takes 90 minutes by FaceTime, WhatsApp or Skype. Video session $299.

Travel 'N Train


Travel & Train at your US or foreign location email us for details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

By prior arrangement Marc Goldberg may be available for travel to your location to work with you and your dogs in your home. This executive service is available in the United States as well as a variety of other countries upon request, in either English or functional Spanish. Two day minimum per diem plus airfare, hotel and rental car in the US, driver outside of the US.

Boarding School Programs

PlayingBoarding school goals and results will vary depending on the challenges presented by each dog and owner. Follow up appointments may be necessary and are included free for 6 months.

Boarding school is kept fun for the dogs, yet really teaches them a lot. And on the last day, we’ll teach YOU!

Dream Dog 14 Day Boarding School: $2995

Your dog learns leash manners, polite greeting, come when called, no… jumping, digging, excessive barking, counter surfing and all the house rules you need to enjoy life with a dog.

Multiple training sessions and walks every day of the week. We supply everything. You just bring your dog’s food.

Celebrity Rehab 28 Day Boarding School: $4995

Same as above but with lots of extra time to help the new training behaviors become habits. This is also the perfect program if you’re travelling or if your dog has a good deal of anxiety to overcome.


Chicago Dog Trainer - Marc Goldberg



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Ring the Potty Bell

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.

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!

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