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Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: Angus

Dear Dogcharmer,I have a two-part question.My 14-year-old Boston terrier, Angus, has slowly gone blind over the past year and a half due to cataracts....

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: Tashmoo

Dear Tom,First of all — totally enjoyed your presentation in the Campgrounds in August, and have requested that they have you again next year.We...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: Dealing with Cujo

Dear Tom,I have a job that takes me onto people’s property. Is there a device, maybe a whistle, that would stop or drive away...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: Big Poppa

Dear Dogcharmer,We recently brought home a 5-year-old male Weimaraner who has spent his whole life as “Big Poppa,” living in a cage in a...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: Mesa

Dear Dogcharmer,I am writing to you today about my pup Mesa. She is about 5 years old, 40 pounds, and very sweet. I found...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: The nipper

By Tom ShelbyHi Tom!I have a 5-month-old female Amstaff/greyhound mix who keeps nipping at my three kids. She is playful, but it hurts at...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: Maysie

Hi Tom,You kept asking me to write an email with a question about our pup Maysie, and now I have one!For the most part,...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: A letter from Mr. Henry

Dear Mr. Shelby,Thanks so much for coming over to my house today to straighten them out. They have been using way too many words...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: Stubborn puppy

Dear Dogcharmer,When I am ready to head home from a walk, my 3-month-old puppy will lie down and refuse to turn around. My dog...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: Bert and Kim

Dear Dogcharmer,This is a picture of Bert and me. How do you make a dog less shy?Another question: Can we train Bert to not...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: Help for Huddie

Dear Dogcharmer, My dog Hudson loves to go for walks.Recently my wife Denise and I had to teach all day, so we asked my neighbor...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: Alex the rambunctious retriever

My 13-week-old golden retriever Alex, while a bright and loving little guy, jumps up when we are sitting or walking, and bites our hands as...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: Potty Training

Dear Dogcharmer,I have two mixed-breed dogs that I love very much. They are a Yorkie and shih tzu mix. I trained them to potty...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer

Dear Dogcharmer,Charlotte is a border collie cross. That is a guess, because she was a rescue dog. She is quite obedient off leash, so...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: Riding with Rogue

Dear Dogcharmer,I have a question regarding my 1-year-old puppy, Rogue. Rogue arrived in our lives last spring, and has since never liked or felt...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: More fun with GSDs

Hi Tom,I have a 2-year-old German shepherd. She really enjoys romping around playing with her tennis ball, but the game turns from fetch into...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: The virtues of Patience

Updated on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 10:00 am.Hi Tom!We have a German shepherd named Patience who has arthritis of the back, possibly hips,...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: Emotional support animals

I am in need of an emotional support animal. I suffer from anxiety and am prescribed quite a lot of drugs to help me...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: To leash or not to leash

Dear Tom:Charlotte is a border collie cross. That is a guess, because she was a rescue dog. She is quite obedient off-leash, so she...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: No sleep for the weary

Dear Tom,Our 13-year-old Australian Shepherd has become nocturnal. And demanding. He has gotten into the habit of waking up around 2 am, walking to...