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.
Pinkie wrote to ask about whether she should be worried about her prong collar coming apart: “Hi, on another website they claim that prong collars can easily come apart on the dog when you don’t want them to, by a link breaking or if you don’t fasten it correctly. They sell what is called a …
If you thought the dog trainers on TV were the best of the best… you’d be wrong. Sure, Cesar Milan is (for the most part) pretty good at rehabilitating dogs with problems. And that British woman who walks around with the knee-high boots and the bad attitude? Don’t get me started. There are hundreds of …
I used to sell a product I called “The Electronic Dog Fight Stopper.” It was a stun gun like any other, but it was a brand of stun gun that produced a particularly loud “crackling” sound when you pushed the button. Both dogs and humans would stop whatever they were doing and look around (or …
How and what we feed our dog has a big effect on our pet’s health and over-all behavior. There are so many commercially available dog foods to choose from that making the right decision can be somewhat impossible. But let’s tackle the problem nonetheless. For a change, look beyond the labels and advertisements and …
Competition Heeling With Your Dog And How To Improve The Duration Of That Wonderful Attention And Attitude
Maxene wrote to me about competition heeling with her dog: “Competition heeling and how to improve the duration of that wonderful attention and attitude seen in the ring by the experts. I start off with luring with food, move on to rewarding for all steps taken looking at me, then bring in a motivator and …
I was looking through our log files and noticed that someone had entered a search that asked: “Why use prong dog collars? The question reminded me of the response given by famous bank robber Willie Sutton when asked why he robbed banks: “Because that’s where you find the money,” said Sutton. Why Use Prong Dog …
"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.