Mark Castillero, was born and raised in California. He began his own dog-training business, pro-Train, in 1978 — just two years after graduating from the University of California at Davis with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a concentration in animal behavior. What started out as a small company has grown into a rewarding, successful and profitable company that trains approximately 150 dogs per year.
Castillero has more than 40 years of experience training more than 9,000 dogs, from professional protection canines to service dogs to house pets. His industry credentials and experiences are numerous, including being a training specialist in behavior modification and protection and an animal behavior specialist, as well as working as a veterinary technician and an experienced kennel manager. Mark is the founder and general manager of the California Kennel Association; has judged police canine competition, is a California state-licensed guide dog instructor; served as vice president of the International Tosa Ken Association, was a certified specialist in gifted animal placement, is a member of International Association of Canine Professionals, was an animal evaluator who certified therapy dogs, and much more.
He was also responsible for implementing the state of California Apprenticeship program for dog trainer certification.
Now, in addition to running his business, Castillero fills his time by mentoring aspiring dog trainers and traveling the united states and beyond as a seminar speaker.in his downtime, you can find him riding one of his motorcycles in California and beyond or practicing martial arts.
Many people yearn to become dog trainers but don’t have a clue as to what it really entails. Some are looking to change careers, to do something they find more rewarding. Fear is a strong barrier to change, but this book will help you overcome that uneasiness, so you will have the confidence to set out on your own dog-training venture.
More Than A Dog Whisperer will explore all the particulars of the industry so you can then make an educated decision to enroll in dog-training school. Working with animals is a true gift to all who have the opportunity. If you’re passionate about dogs and their relationships with humans, patient and comfortable working on your own as well as with dog owners, and interested in continual self-education and betterment, then this book is for you! Mark "Dogman" Castillero will help you launch and direct your career by providing insightful advice gained through forty years of experience in working as a dog trainer.
Launch and direct your career as a dog trainer.
Have you ever dreamt of working as a dog trainer? This insider’s look into the life of a canine teacher offers guidance and how-to tips for launching your career.
"As a how-to guide, this book contains everything you may need to know. Brimming with straightforward strategies anyone can use to overcome the key fears associated with becoming a dog trainer and starting your own dog training business."
-Ahmad Duranai B. Arch., MBA, oAA, BTc, author of The Leadership Zone
"More Than A Dog Whisperer cuts straight to the chase on what you need to do to make the most of the opportunities that come your way."
-Jeffrey Alan Grinel, author of Don't Rack Your Brain, RockUrBrain
"Anyone who’s ever wanted to be able to have a dog training business confidently can benefit from the down-to-earth knowledge in this book. if i could read only one book on becoming a dog trainer More Than A Dog Whisperer is the one i would choose."
-Alexander Robert Figueroa, author of Assess This!
"This book belongs in the collection of every self respecting Dog Trainer. Here is a powerhouse book of tips, tactics and approaches for A Dog Trainer that simply work."
-Berns David Lucanas, author of Time Is Up!
"Powerful, practical and solid advice on becoming a dog trainer with confidence. Apply Mark Dogman castillero's knowledge and you’ll feel much more."
-Jarod Anderson and T.L. Anderson, authors of Five Star Mentality
"A fantastic book. With such a diversified background you can really benefit from More Than A Dog Whisperer."
-Tan Choon Kiang, author of Life Makeover