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.
My friend Paul Everson posted a trailer clip for the movie documentary, “Black Fish” on his Facebook page. From the documentary’s web site: Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the …
We received a letter from Kelsey that demonstrated a bit of confusion about crate training and how it relates to house training a puppy: She writes: Hi Adam. I have a 12 week-old Great Dane puppy. He is a very well behaved puppy for the most part and a very quick learner. I have been reading …
JJ Murray wrote to us with a question about clipping his dog’s toenails: “I have a really hard time clipping my dogs nails especially my Sitzu He bites if I try to hard My other dog is skittish about getting his nails cut. Any ideas ? I really need help with this.” “Clipping toenails seem …
It’s 102 degrees outside. A woman in a pickup truck parks next to me at the bank. She’s got a submissive, sweet natured yellow labrador inside the truck with her. She tries to put a leash on the dog to take him out, but he moves to the passenger side. The woman says, ‘Okay, fine!’ …
Kevin wrote to us about his dog training success with a toy breed. (He was replying to another member on our Master Dog Trainer Discussion Forum)… “I have a Yorkie Poo that was only about three pounds when I started using Adam’s techniques. He is almost six months-old now and thus far has learned lose …
Jasper wrote to ask me about training his dog to hunt wild hogs/wild boar: “I have recently purchased a dog. She is a Labrador/Bully/English Pointer cross. She is eight months-old and she is a little timid. I am slowly building her confidence but when I take her hunting she follows me rather than goes off …
"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
Off Leash K9 - Scranton
Off Leash K9 - Philly
Off Leash K9 - Lehigh Valley