Dog Problems Magazine
Adam G. Katz
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come on command
Secrets book
Hi, I'm Adam G. Katz, the publisher of the (now defunct) DogProblems Magazine. Our goal was to help you learn how to get your dog to listen to you-- anywhere you go. And to 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-- all at the same time.

Our free weekly dog training tips newsletter was read by close to 70,000 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 and dog training videos. I've also helped countless professional dog trainers get their local dog training businesses started with my dog training marketing website, DogTrainerToolbox.com.

"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 Obedience Training – How To Correct Your Dog

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Dear Adam: While working on our dog obedience training, I wanted to make sure I understood how to correct your dog?  I’ve tightened the pinch collar to make it fit snugly, but it really doesn’t seem to affect the dog. You said that the ring that the leash or tab is attached to should be down, …

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Dog Training And The “Go Lie Down” Command

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Many dog owners consider the “Go lie down command” as their favorite dog obedience command. The “GO lie down” not only tells the dog to assume a reclining position, it tells him to do it elsewhere. When you are talking on the phone, drinking hot coffee, or working out, “Go lie down” is the command …

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Training A Dog To Stand: Why Teaching This Command Is Useful, Even For Pet Dogs

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Training a dog to stand is one of the basic commands that the American Kennel Club (AKC) requires for its Companion Dog degree. It is formally called Stand for Examination and your dog must not move a toe while the judge goes over his body. Is Training A Dog To Stand Even Necessary? At first …

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Using The Right Dog Training Techniques

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Imagine using the right dog training techniques and being able to take your dog with you, anywhere you go… and know that he’ll listen and obey! Imagine being able to take him to a picnic and tell him to lay down… even if there are 30 children running around, dropping pieces of hot dogs and burgers. …

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How To Train A Dog To Drop The Tennis Ball

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Kvac wrote to me about how to train a dog to drop the tennis ball.  She writes: First, let me say that your books have been very helpful to me and my dogs. I would like your help on a specific problem, although my dog has made great strides with learning the down position and …

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Why You Absolutely DON’T Want To Give Your Dog “Double-Commands”

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Never give a command that you cannot enforce. Another way of saying that is: Always make sure that you have some way to enforce your commands, until your dog is 100% conditioned. When training new commands–or even enforcing commands that your dog already knows–give the command only once and then make your dog do it. …

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Will Her Mother-in-Law’s “Too-Easy Dog Obedience Training Rules” Undo Her Dog’s Training?

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Tanx writes to me about her Mother-in-Law’s slack dog obedience training rules in the house :  My family and I want to add our thanks– to all the other thanks you constantly receive. You have produced a dog obedience training book that is SOOO easy to read, understand, follow, and with great analogies. I have …

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The Truth About Training A Dog At The Dog Park

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This idea of taking your dog to a dog park is not a good one. Why? Training Your Dog At A Dog Park Is Not A Natural Environment From A Pack Perspective #1) It’s not natural for the dog. We’re not talking about human children who need to be socialized with other kids throughout their …

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Teach Your Dog Obedience Commands In This Order

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Brandee N writes: “I bought your book about two weeks ago to learn more dog obedience commands. Finally, someone has written a dog training book that makes sense. Good job… I bet it took a lot of time to put all of it together, huh?” The reason I am writing to you is because I …

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Eleven Verbal Dog Obedience Training Commands That Professional Dog Trainers Use

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Ever wonder what dog obedience training commands you should be using with your dog?  Teaching your dog to respond to commands achieves three important goals: 1.  It helps establish a more balanced relationship between you and your dog. 2.  It promotes a vocabulary that your dog understands… a way of communicating with him/her. 3.  It …

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"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 I've never met personally but I'm familiar with their work. The professional dog training industry is a small community. Word gets around.

Some Of The Dog Training Products We've Produced Over The Years

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