The Dallas Dog Trainer
Mark Minnerly is a CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL Dog Trainer and holds the title from the International Association of Canine Professionals. Prior to establishing The Dallas Dog Trainer as a sole proprietor January of 1987, then incorporating in 1992, Mark Minnerly spent 17 years helping build the Alaska Pipeline and develop the oil fields of Prude Bay Alaska. After attending the University of Alaska, Mark spent a year as Assistant and Box office Manager of the Fairbanks Symphony and Tour Manager of the Artic Chamber Orchestra. In addition, he spent 3 years in the US Army during the end of the Vietnam War in the early 70s. After establishing The Dallas Dog Trainer Mark Minnerly worked as a personal dog trainer where he met his clients at their homes. He began teaching group dog training classes in 1990 and then in 1993 decided to move forward, built, and began operating a training kennel.
Over the past twenty years Mark has operated a variety of dog clubs. One was a very popular working dog club where the focus was on personal protection and agility training. For several years he also operated an active Gun Dog Club. Its purpose was to develop retriever skills and produce reliable hunting dogs.
Mark was retained by the Dallas Company DT Systems as their dog training consultant. He helped them with research, development, customer relations and represented them at six consecutive Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Shows.
Mark has appeared on television in Dallas as well as across the country numerous times. In 1995 Mark wrote, directed, produced and starred in Unleash the Power, a one hour video on practical methods to train the family dog. Over 8,000 copies of Unleash the Power have been sold world wide.
In 1997 Mark wrote, produced and starred in Canine College, which was a feature of Dr. Jim’s Great Pets, a 13 week television show about pets and pet care. The first three episodes appeared on channel 13, the Dallas local PBS Station. The series is still available to networks around the world.
He appeared on channel 4’s Good Day Dallas several times.
In cooperation with channel 11 and Operation Kindness Mark presented a program on Dog Bit Prevention.
He authors Canine College a question and answer article published in the monthly pet gazette City + Country Pets.
Mark is a current member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, member number 1020, as well as a registered Canine Good Citizen Test Evaluator with the American Kennel Club.
Mark has served as an expert witness six times in the courts of Dallas, Farmers Branch, Plano and Houston.