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.
Leslie wrote to me with a question about her dog chasing the postman. But beyond a few dog problems, her story is interesting because of her success with her dog– and how it attracted the attention of a local Search and Rescue dog trainer: “Joey, who looks like your dog Forbes, is a new dog …
Just like exercising your mind and body will help you live longer and healthier, the same is true for dogs. Dogs need mental stimulation on a daily basis just like they need physical exercise every day. Studies have shown that dogs who play and interact with people on a regular basis are healthier, smarter and …
“One of my dogs does not have any drive other than chasing birds and digging. Can you suggest any way to make the training fun for him?” Adam replies: Some dogs just don’t have a lot of drive. For these dogs, you’ll just focus on the basic obedience/companion dog exercises. Even so, it’s up to …
“I have a husband who thinks he knows it all when it comes to dogs. However, one of my dogs will still growl at him to this day. The other day I gave her a bone that she took to her crate and was fine until my husband started walking around. Then she started growling. …
Dianne asked, “Is there a way to calm down an excessively excited dog? My Belgian Malinois sometimes gets overly excited when people come over (and this can happen right after an hour-long walk) or even when she is just coming into the house. I make her sit until I give her the release command before allowing …
A forum contributor asked, “Do you let your dog sniff around while walking them?” Adam replied: “No. If I want to stop and let him sniff, I tell him, “Free!” (or ‘take a break’). But otherwise, I only give him a chance to pee every 1/2 hour or so, during a walk.” Original poster: “Thanks Adam. …
"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