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.
Dear Adam: I have a Shepherd/Malamute “Newt.” She’s great. I have a couple of problems with her but I won’t waste your time with them as I have found them addressed at your site and in your book. I “run” Newt in the bush, she is either in front of the truck or behind it, …
By Scott Campbell There are many dogs which are lost, put in the pound or killed because of the dog’s natural drives to run or chase. All dogs were bred to do something and many of them were bred to chase or herd. These types of dogs would be your herding dogs e.g. Australian Shepherd, …
(Adam’s response are denoted below.) [DAVID WRITES: ] Dear Adam: I have read your book a couple of times, and have recommended it to several of the folks who attended the obedience class with me (Which after reading your book I realized what a waste the class was). Ok Ok, so I’m done sucking up …
They say that the only thing two dog trainers can agree on is what a third dog trainer is doing wrong. And that’s especially true when you’re talking about celebrity dog trainers. Those among us who seek out fame and fortune–usually catering our services to the Hollywood crowd and the Jet Set pack and often …
One of the most beneficial programs in Kansas prisons costs taxpayers virtually nothing and relies on four-legged volunteers. That’s what a Kansas State University professor learned through researching three dog training programs at two Kansas correctional institutions. The Kansas Department of Corrections asked Dana Britton, associate professor of sociology at Kansas State, to look at …
The following is a list of six hand signals that are commonly used in dog obedience training. 1. “Come”: A movement across the body from the side toward the opposite shoulder. 2. “Down”: Can be done in two ways. The first way is with the arm raised to shoulder height in a striking motion if the …
"Do You Recommend Professional Dog Trainers?
Yes! We (myself and my group of lowly paid contributors and editors) regularly take a vote based on who this site recommends.
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.