Dog Problems Magazine
Adam G. Katz
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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 since around 1997.
At one point we were the #1 dog training website on Google, Yahoo, 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
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,

"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, 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.

Adopting a Boston Terrier

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Do you want a dog that is as all American as apple pie? If so, you may want to consider the Boston Terrier, which is one of the few breeds developed in the USA. These comical charmers originated in Boston in the 1800’s. The Boston Terrier was the first American breed accepted by the American …

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Adopting a Chow Chow

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Normally, a blue tongued dog would be a cause for concern. However, when that blue tongue belongs to your Chow Chow, it is completely normal. Chow Chows have a black tongue with a distinctive bluish tint. The Chow Chow originated in China, where it was used as a hunting dog. Asian sailors brought these dogs …

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Adopting a Doberman Pinscher

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Doberman Pinschers are a common sight in the movies. People are used to seeing people running for their lives as aggressive dogs lunge at them with demonic looking eyes. However, in real life, most Dobermans are actually loyal, intelligent family pets. The American Kennel Club classifies the Doberman Pinscher as a member of its Working …

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So You Want To Adopt A Standard Poodle? (Part II)

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Some people take one look at the fluffy, immaculately groomed Standard Poodles in the show ring and discount them as silly, shallow dogs. However, the Standard Poodle is considered by many people to be the most intelligent breed in the world, with the reasoning ability of a three year old child. These dogs may look …

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Adopting an English Bulldog

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A Bulldog is much more than a pair of sad eyes and droopy jaws, but this dog’s appearance is a major reason for its popularity. The other reason these dogs are so popular is that they have a sweet and gentle nature. This breed was originally created to help butchers slaughter bulls. Some people used …

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Adopting a Collie

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Almost every child wants to own Lassie, the wonder Collie. Unfortunately, if the child really expects one dog to be that incredible, a Collie puppy may be a bit of a disappointment. After all, in real life, Lassie is actually played by several hard working Collies. The Collie was originally bred to herd sheep and …

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Adopting a Golden Retriever

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So, you read THE WATCHER a dozen times, you’ve seen Golden Retrievers working as guide dogs, and now you want to buy a Golden Retriever puppy of your own. However, before you bring one of these cuddly yellow fuzz balls home, you need to be sure a Golden Retriever is really the right dog for …

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Adopting a Labrador Retriever

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If you want a dog that has a bubbly personality and a strong desire to make you happy, you may want to consider buying a Labrador Retriever. Of course, these big, exuberant dogs aren’t for everyone. Before you buy one of these roly-poly little puppies, you may want to consider some of the plusses and …

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Adam’s Guide To Buying A Remote Electronic Training Collar

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Adam’s Guide To Buying A Remote Electronic Training Collar (Also referred to as an E-collar) Below you’ll find the remote electronic training collars that I recommend. It is important that a remote electronic training collar (an “e-collar” for short) have at least the following features: Multiple levels of stimulation (more than three).  You must have the …

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Dog Training Success Stories and Testimonials

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Here Are Some “Real Life” Dog Training Success Stories From Students Of Please note: Some of these testimonials make reference to when we sold the “Secrets of a Professional Dog Trianer!” book as a hard copy. It’s now available exclusively in our digital download library for members. Hi Adam I am attaching a photo of me and my Best Friend – Logan. …

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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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