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Dogcharmer: Not taking my own advice

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Dear Dogcharmer Tom, I recently heard a cute tip, or recommendation for older people when it came to travel: "In your 60s, go go, in...

Dogcharmer: Nicky the mini-pin

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Tom, I have a 16-year-old mini-pin who has to be on a leash at all times. It’s frustrating, because I would like to let him...

Dogcharmer: Duncan wants all the attention

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Hi Tom, When you look at these pictures, it's hard to believe that this dog can be so frustrating for me. He is good when...

Dogcharmer: Building ‘den instinct’

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Hi Tom, We’d love some help with our adorable Alaskan Klee Kai puppy (about 7 months old), Ace. He’s very sweet with our children. However,...

Dogcharmer: Moab gets the zoomies

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Dear Tom, We would like to ask you a couple of questions. Most importantly, my husband would like to know where the “off” or “pause”...

Dogcharmer: Summon the Dog God

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Dear Readers, The other day, while I was watching my 7-year-old grandson Jasper scoring goals in his soccer game, some guy came up to me...

Dogcharmer: Close quarters

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Dear Tom, Does each dog need their own crate, or can they share a crate? Elle Dear Elle, The answer to your question is a definite maybe. It...

Dogcharmer: Meet and greet

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Dear Tom, How best do we introduce our daughter’s new pup into our home when we already have two adult French bulldogs, Stella (10), and...

Dogcharmer: Territorial dominance

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Not long ago I met a couple at a BBQ who told me that their two Boston terriers started fighting when a visitor came...

Dogcharmer: Tired of always saying ‘No’?

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Hi Tom, I am sure my dog Toby thinks his name is "Toby No!" How can I change the grumpy madwoman that I have become...

Dogcharmer: Housebreaking, the eternal challenge

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I adopted Zeke, a very active poodle mix, in January. He is not my first dog, as I am 73 and have had dogs...

Dogcharmer: Post-Covid separation anxiety

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Dear Tom,  I got my dog, Girlie, from the Susquehanna SPCA last December. She is a Rottweiler/Australian shepherd mix, about 7 years old. She has...

Dogcharmer: Porcupines are too attractive

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Hi Tom, My two mostly Lab rescue dogs, Gus and Gracie, have a great affinity to porcupines. They have been quilled a number of times...

Dogcharmer: Demanding dogs

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Dear Dogcharmer:  When the phone rings, Coco barks for attention until I play with him. What can I do?  Thanks, Maryanne Dear Maryanne, Having spoken to you earlier when...

Dogcharmer: My dog was attacked by another dog

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Hello,   I have a situation my friend said you might be able to help me with. My dog was attacked by a large pit bull....

Dogcharmer: A place of her own

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Hi, Tom. SkidHer is making some progress! How do I train SkidHer to go to a place or spot and stay there? I also am...

Dogcharmer: Conquering excitement peeing

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Dear Dogcharmer,  Thank you for taking my question. Please advise how to eliminate the behavior of my new 5-month-old Cane Corso. She pees from the...

Dogcharmer: Nail clipping

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Hello Tom! Our question this time: Our puppy has a fear of getting his nails clipped. We are trying to desensitize him by frequently touching each...

The Dogcharmer: Hates to eat!

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Good morning, Tom! I have a 10.2-pound rescue pup who does not enjoy eating! I was hoping you could help me out with this...

Dogcharmer: Alex hits the Terrible 14s

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Hey Tom, This is my 14-week-old golden retriever, Alex sitting on my 4 year old, Brady. You could say he's been a bit of a...