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.
Most of the behaviors that we humans might consider a problem, such as digging, barking, jumping on people, chewing, and so on, aren’t problems to your Golden Retriever. Your dog digs because the dirt smells good, the weather is hot, and he wants to lie in some cooler dirt, or because you have rabbits …
If your garden looks like a war zone because your Golden Retriever has been attacking it, you need to concentrate on preventing these things from happening when you are not there to supervise your dog. If you leave your dog and come home ten hours later and try to correct your dog for the hole …
Have your neighbors been complaining that your dog is barking when you’re away? Typically, Golden Retrievers do not have a problem with barking, but they will bark if bored or lonely. Start by teaching him to be quiet while you’re at home. When your dog starts barking, tell him “Quiet!” When he stops barking, praise …
Although frustrating, this is actually one of the easiest problems to correct. Teach your dog to sit and stay at all doors and gates and to hold that stay until you either give him permission to go through or release him after you have closed the door. By teaching him that doors and gates …
Goldens are strong and muscular dogs and can cause problems if they jump on people. Your dog can’t jump on people if he is sitting as it’s physically impossible to do both things at the same time. Since your dog jumps on people for attention, teaching him to sit when you pet him can …
Because much of training involves teaching your Golden Retriever what his place in the family is and how to control himself, training can get to be rather serious. However, training can also be fun. Teaching your dog games and doing some trick training can really challenge your Golden’s ability to learn. Once you have taught …
"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