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.
It probably comes as no surprise that the Golden Retriever is one of the most popular breeds in America. However, it may be a surprise for some to learn that these Golden beauties didn’t exist until fairly recently. Since dogs first became domesticated, humans have learned that by breeding dogs with desirable traits, the …
When the need for a supervisory organization to register dogs and set competition rules became obvious, the Kennel Club of England was founded in 1873. And coincidentally, the organization was founded by a retriever aficionado. In 1913 the Kennel Club began registering them as varieties of Retrievers, so Goldens were then shown as “Retrievers (Yellow …
Today, the Golden Retriever remains a force to be reckoned with in every competitive event in which they are involved. In addition to competing in events and being great household pets, Goldens have made a name for themselves when it comes to helping people in trouble. They have reinvented themselves as extraordinary service dogs. In …
Golden Retrievers look the way they do because they were built in a certain way to perform a certain job. Originally, the breed was created as a working breed, with function as its main priority. But the breed’s founders also combined other desirable ingredients to mold the dog into what it is today. Because the …
It’s not hard to find a Golden Retriever, but if you want a good one that represents the breed at its best, you need to choose your source carefully. To do that, you need to be able to distinguish between good breeders and bad breeders. Potential Golden Retriever owners usually have various goals. Some want …
Most people looking for a new Golden Retriever don’t want a hunting dog or show dog, just a new best friend. The most common places they look are newspaper ads, friends, pet stores, hobby breeders, and rescue organizations. Out of these, the best choices for finding good dogs are hobby breeders and rescue groups. Hobby breeders …
"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