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.
Remembering that the essentials for any good Golden Retriever is good health, temperament, and looks? For health, ask breeders about longevity and health of the potential pup’s ancestors. You don’t necessarily need to forget about a line with some problems as no line of dogs is ever perfect. A good breeder will have Orthopedic Foundation for Animals …
Although human groups are called families rather than packs, some experts feel that domestic dogs adapt very well to humans because we also live in groups. However, to compare our families to wolf packs isn’t a very accurate comparison. Our human lifestyle is far more complicated than that of the average wolf pack. As …
Your Golden Retriever’s performance, health, and longevity depend, in part on what you choose to feed him. Because most dogs are usually fed one type of food, choosing the best diet is an important and often daunting decision. COMMERCIAL VS. HOME-PREPARED DIETS A long standing debate has been whether dogs are better off being fed …
Grooming won’t only make your Golden look beautiful; it also can prevent serious health problems. Just as with people, good grooming involves more than an occasional brushing of the hair. Keeping the nails, teeth, eyes, and ears well groomed is just as important. HAIR CARE One of the Golden’s best assets is its golden …
Out of all the available breeds to choose from, why did you decide to add a Golden Retriever to your family? Chances are you probably wanted a companion and a friend. You may have wanted a dog that could do things with you like run along the beach, catch tennis balls, and hike in …
By about five weeks of age, most puppies are beginning to wander away from their mom and siblings to relieve themselves. Puppies like to curl up in small, close places. That’s why you will often find them sleeping under a coffee table or under a chair. Because your Golden puppy has an instinct to …
"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