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.
There is no such thing as a perfect dog. Even the best dogs have problems. Talk to any dog owner and they’ll admit that even their favorite dog has a few “quirks.” Either the dog will have those quirks when you first get ’em or they will develop some sort of behavioral problem over time …
The Summer of Love. Woodstock. Free love. No Boundaries. No Rules. No Limitations. The hippies had it all, or so they thought. An attitude of “do your own thing,” and “do whatever feels good,” eventually gave way to drug overdoses, single parenthood and societal burn outs. “Turn on, tune in and drop out” evolved into …
There’s no doubt that the remote electronic training collar (commonly called an “e-collar” or “shock collar”) has been one of the greatest advancements in the dog training world over the past thirty years. If you use an e-collar intelligently, it is a safe, humane and highly effective way to train a dog. In fact, there …
A member of our dog training forum wrote to ask me, “I was wondering if you would give us an example of a typical day with your dog. For example what games do you play with your dog throughout the day? What is involved in training sessions? How long do you leave your dog alone …
“There are no dumb dogs… only dumb owners,” they’ll tell you. That was the response we got when we first started using the headline in this ad. The idea that there are no dumb dogs is bunk. Nonsense. Total fantasy. There are dumb dogs just like there are dumb humans. “There are dumb dogs just like …
“We rescued an 8 year-old springer/cocker spaniel from a puppy mill about 8 months ago. She is a loving dog and is a joy to have around the house. She is very friendly and gets along well with other dogs. We had her spayed in May and had some tumors removed. Our only concern is going …
"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