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Ask the Dogfather: A puppy named Bear

Dear Dogfather,We recently adopted a 4½-month-old puppy named Bear. We are unsure of the details regarding his background, but we do know that ours...

Ask the Dogfather: A cuddly dog to help children?

Hi Tom,A dear friend of mine suggested I contact you. I have a question that I am hoping you may help clarify.I am really...

Ask the Dogfather: Labs in need of door manners

Hi Tom,I have a 6-month-old Labrador puppy who is overly exuberant when company arrives. When he hears a knock at the door, he barks...

Reliable recall for a boxer, and some tick talk

Tom Shelby, who has trained dogs and their owners on Martha’s Vineyard and in New York City, answers readers’ questions about their problematic pooches....

Ask the Dogfather: Rosie the barker

Dear Dogfather:I have a rescue dog that we have had for two years. We adopted her last April, when she was a little over...

Ask the Dogfather: What to do about Bosley?

Dear Dogfather,I just adopted a 4-month-old puppy from a rescue group. Could you give me some idea of what I should and should not...

Ask the Dogfather: Hudson has issues

A question for the Dogfather:Hudson obviously has abandonment issues, and fights his way out of the door when we want to go out without...

Ask the Dogfather: Is parenting a pup the same as parenting a child?

Tom Shelby, who has trained dogs and their owners on Martha’s Vineyard and in New York City, answers readers’ questions about their problematic pooches....

Ask the Dogfather: Should we get a puppy? Should we get two?

Tom Shelby, who has trained dogs and their owners on Martha’s Vineyard and in New York City, answers readers’ questions about their problematic pooches....

Ask The Dogfather: Rowdy German seeks guidance

Tom Shelby, who has trained dogs and their owners on Martha’s Vineyard and in New York City, answers readers’ questions about their problematic pooches....

Ask the Dogfather: A letter from a yellow Lab

Sore Dog asks, how do I avoid my owner’s cruelty?

Ask the Dogfather: Frightening lightning

What to do about scaredy-cats (-dog)?

Ask the Dogfather: Sox and the light chaser

Dear Dogfather, Sox, my strong-minded year-and-a-half-old bichon/Lhasa apso crossbreed, has finally learned he will be let into my fenced backyard to pee and poop when...

Ask the Dogfather: Puggle pathos

Tom Shelby, who has trained dogs and their owners on Martha’s Vineyard and in New York City, answers readers’ questions about their problematic pooches....

Ask the Dogfather: to shock, or not to shock?

Tom Shelby, who has trained dogs and their owners on Martha’s Vineyard and in New York City, answers readers’ questions about their problematic pooches....

Ask the Dogfather: Poo-poo platters

Tom Shelby, who has trained dogs and their owners on Martha’s Vineyard and in New York City, answers readers’ questions about their problematic pooches....

Ask the Dogfather: What to do about dog park bullies and a greedy food...

Tom Shelby, who has trained dogs and their owners on Martha’s Vineyard and in New York City, answers readers’ questions about their problematic pooches....

Ask the Dogfather: a hound’s workout and a biter

Tom Shelby, who has trained dogs and their owners on Martha’s Vineyard and in New York City, answers readers’ questions about their problematic pooches....