Hi, I'm Adam G. Katz, the publisher of DogProblems Magazine. Our goal is to help you develop a more satisfying relationship with your dog and to safely and effectively stop problem dog behaviors.
"Why Should You Listen To Me?"
I've been a professional dog trainer since 1992 and have been the publisher of DogProblems.com since around 1997.
At one point we were the #1 dog training website on Google, Yahoo, MSN.com and several others. Our free weekly dog training tips newsletter was read by over 65,000 dog owners. I feel blessed to have played a small role in helping so many dog owners transform their dogs into enjoyable companions.
We've been featured in countless magazines, TV and radio interviews. I used to keep track of them but lost interest.
I've personally written over 30 books on the art and science of raising and training dogs-- some of them still available today at Amazon.com.
I've owned three successful dog training companies over the years and tens of thousands of dog owners have benefited from our online magazine and from our books, articles (see below) and dog training videos. I've also helped countless professional dog trainers get their local dog training businesses started.
"Why Did You Retire From Dog Training?"
My goal has always been to help as many dog owners as possible. The past few years I've been retired from actively training and have instead focused on helping other professional dog trainers to grow their dog training businesses.
Over the years of promoting DogProblems.com, I've developed mastery in the realm of pay-per-click advertising (Google Ads/Adwords, Facebook, Youtube, etc...)
And to be honest-- I had grown tired of answering the same dog training questions... again and again.
So-- please forgive the slightly chaotic organization of this website at the moment. It's a work in progress after years as an online subscription website. I'm trying to put as many resources online as possible. And all free for you to access.
Dog Training Articles
Most of these articles were written by myself and contributing writers and editors over the past twenty+ years.
After publishing our last dog trainer profile article on “Seven More of The Best Dog Trainers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of Before…” we received several requests to profile younger dog trainers. Well, here’s a start: They’ve got more skill than most dog trainers twice their age. These seven young dog trainers are going to be tomorrow’s “big names” in …
Her Doberman was dragging her down the street. “Sammie” wasn’t a bad dog… she just had an unfocused mind. Her owner hadn’t learned the right technique yet, and wasn’t using the right tool: In this case, the prong collar. You need two things to have success with a dog like this: The right …
In light of the tremendous feedback we’ve received from our original article, “The Seven Best Dog Trainers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of Before” … we decided to complie another list: Seven More Of The Best Dog Trainers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of Before 1. Bridget Carlsen You’ll find no better example of someone who uses her own personal …
Kentucky dog trainer Larry Krohn talks about what he thinks is probably the one most important thing you can do to raise a perfect dog. You simply can’t use this technique too much. It works because dogs are pack animals and derive a sense of security and well-being from small, enclosed spaces. We’ve been using …
Imagine never having to let your dog out to potty, again! Well… maybe not. But the dog trainers at Hill Country K9 did a pretty good job of getting us to think about it: This German Shepherd dog was taught to: 1. Lift up the toilet seat (something your wife would appreciate!) 2. Close the toilet seat …
When a dog owner calls and tells me that their dog cowers when they go to put on the leash or dog training collar– I immediately know that there is a an imbalance in the dog-owner relationship. Perhaps the dog already had a negative association with the training collar or leash when the new owner …
"Can You Recommend A Professional Dog Trainer In My Area?"
Yes! We (myself and my group of lowly paid contributors and editors) regularly take a vote based on who this site recommends. Below you'll find our current picks. If you're in an area where one of these dog trainers is too far away feel free to contact me and I'll do my best to find someone with a balanced approach to dog training who is also both a good trainer and teacher.
Some of these dog trainers are my friends. Others are friends and clients of my "Done For You" Dog Trainer Marketing service. Others I've never met personally but I'm familiar with their work. The professional dog training industry is a small community. Word gets around.
Note: I do recommend some of my clients. If that turns you off, then don't call them. All I can tell you is that I don't work with or promote dog trainers who I don't believe in. Hint: You'll notice there aren't any 100% "cookie bribery" dog trainers on this list
Voted #1 Dog Trainer In Their City By The Editors Of Dog Problems