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February 21, 2024 68 mins

Marc Goldberg 

Dog Trainer and author

Marc  Goldberg had his first paying client while still in junior high school and printed his first business card in 1975 at the age of 17.  Marc first competed in an American Kennel Club obedience ring at age 12 with his first dog, a Sheltie named Gus.  They won High in Trial, beating out nearly 100 dogs and they won a Dog World Magazine Award that same year.

Marc became the youngest voting member of the Philadelphia Dog Training Club. He trained dogs for private clients during college at Frankin & Marshall and taught classes for the college Adult Education program. 

Marc became a full-time professional dog trainer in the Chicago area. He served as president of the International Association of Canine Professionals.  

Now he writes books with the Monks of New Skete who are NY Times Best Selling authors. Together, they have coauthored three books:

LET DOGS BE DOGS

THE ART OF TRAINING YOUR DOG 

And their newly released book THE JOY OF PLAYING WITH YOUR DOG

Marc lives with his partner and their two beloved dogs.

Chicago, Illinois
 

- **Population:**
  - Approximately 2.7 million people (as of my last knowledge update in 2022).

- **Climate:**
  - Humid continental climate with distinct seasons.
  - Winters are cold and snowy, while summers are warm and humid.

- **Cost of Living:**
  - The cost of living in Chicago is generally higher than the national average.
  - Housing costs can be a significant factor, with variations between neighborhoods.

- **Transportation:**
  - Extensive public transportation system including buses and the "L" train system.
  - Major highways and expressways for commuting.
  - Bike-friendly city with a growing emphasis on cycling infrastructure.

- **LGBTQ+ Community:**
  - Chicago has a vibrant LGBTQ+ community with numerous events and organizations.
  - Boystown, in the Lakeview neighborhood, is one of the oldest and most famous LGBTQ+ neighborhoods in the U.S.

- **Arts and Culture:**
  - Home to numerous museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry.
  - The city has a rich architectural history, with iconic buildings like the Willis Tower and John Hancock Center.
  - A thriving theater scene, including the famous Chicago Broadway district.

- **Crime and Safety:**
  - Like many large cities, crime rates can vary by neighborhood.
  - Areas downtown and in the north side are generally considered safer, while some south and west side neighborhoods may have higher crime rates.
  - The city has implemented various initiatives to address crime and improve public safety.

These facts provide a general overview, and it's essential to note that the situation in any city can change, so it's a good idea to check for the most recent information if you're considering a move or an extended visit.

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