Dog Is Good: A Success Story

By

Gila Kurtz

“We are not getting a dog.”

The rest, for Gila Kurtz, is history.

Kurtz’s husband Jon, an active duty U.S. Navy Captain, couldn’t have been any clearer when she mentioned visiting a new litter of Dalmatian mix puppies in the area.

But Gila went. Gila saw. And Gila was conquered – by a little spotted fluffball she named Zoe. Within a few days, dog-loving Jon was smitten too.

Seven years earlier, Gila had put aside her childhood dream of teaching when Jon’s successful military career required the couple to move almost annually. Instead of teaching, she started three companies which could be profitable regardless of the couple’s geographic location: home party lingerie, skincare sales, and coffee vending.

Although all three businesses were humming along, Gila felt something was missing from her life. She just couldn’t figure out what that something was.

Enter Zoe, the highly energetic Dalmatian mix. With no kids yet and her side businesses providing little fulfillment, Gila was thrilled to have a cute companion to nurture – along with the new challenge of learning how to train her. It wasn’t long before Gila realized she could combine her love for dogs with her passion for teaching people by becoming a dog trainer. So, she studied animal behavior, practiced, and grew a thriving dog training business. She also co-founded Dog Is Good, a lifestyle brand for dog lovers, with Jon, who shared her vision.

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About Monica Davis

Monica Davis has been in the business of influencing people to change their lives and helping them to develop their professional and business objectives for over 20 years. Monica Davis is a bestselling business author, speaker, trainer, media coach, award-winning television host and producer, and the publisher of Exceptional People Magazine.

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