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Dog Charmer: Training ground

Dear Dog Charmer:When do you think training should begin?Thanks so much! Eleanor Dear Eleanor and Dog Charmer readers,      This is a question I get asked all the...

Dogcharmer: Scared shepherd

Dear Mr Shelby,My name is Diana. I live in Mauritius. I have a German shepherd who is very scared of thunder and lightning. At...

Dogcharmer: Sensory overload

Dear Dogcharmer readers,I've been getting paid to play intelligently with dogs for a long time — so long that I'm hard-pressed to hear a...

Dog Charmer: Daisy and Opie

Dear Dog Charmer, It doesn’t matter how many times my dogs, Daisy and Opie, have seen a squirrel, a bird, a deer...or even our next...

Dogcharmer: Loud Lab

Hi Tom, I hope you are doing well. I am writing about our beautiful Harlow, 6-month-old Lab-cross rescue. She is overall a great dog, listens mostly...

Dogcharmer: Daisy and Opie

Dear Dogcharmer,It doesn’t matter how many times my dogs, Daisy and Opie, have seen a squirrel, a bird, a deer, or even our next-door...

Dogcharmer: Casey

Dear Dogcharmer,Our Irish setter, Casey, refuses to allow anyone to groom her. When I approach her with a grooming brush, she backs off. I...

Dogcharmer: LouLou

Dear Tom,LouLou, an 18-month-old (or so) foxhound came to us in late October 2018. I am uncertain of her background, but she is a...

Dogcharmer: Fiona, the new friend

Hi Tom,Jenna here, in need of more doggy advice! We recently welcomed a little rescue puppy male to our family, a 9-month-old chihuahua/corgi/sheltie/Havanese mix,...

The Dogcharmer: Scout’s honor

Hey, Tom!We live on a main road with many people passing by our windows each day. Our 14-month-old mixed-breed, Scout, LOVES to bark when...

Dogcharamer: The thief meets the Dog God

You get home, really hungry, really looking forward to that pastrami on rye you’ve been thinking about for the last hour. Finally, you’re in...

Dogcharmer: Cloe and Mookie, BFFs

Hi, Dogcharmer Tom,My question was whether Cloe (my 2-year-old foster pup through Sandy Paws Rescue), who had been with three other dogs since a...

Ask the Dogcharmer: Tongue-tied

There was rarely a week that went by when I didn’t have at least a handful of first appointments. They, the dogs that is,...

Dogcharmer: Welcome to the family

Hi Tom,You’ve been so helpful training Coco and Loretta. Now I need you once more. I am bringing a rescue puppy home with...

Burying the bone

Dear Dogcharmer,I have a question. It pertains to dogs digging and burying. My previous mutt of 17 years was never a digger — the...

Dogcharmer: Coffee table or chew toy?

Dear Dogcharmer,My husband and I own two dogs: Our old girl, Luna, is a 9-year-old Lab mix whom we've had since she was a...

The Dogcharmer: Run, run, runaway

Dear Dogcharmer,Jenna here, I work for The MV Times and love reading your doggy advice! As it turns out, I actually need some...

Dogcharmer: Transferring trauma

Dear Dogcharmer,How come you never talk about your K-9 search and rescue experiences?DaveDear Dogcharmer reader,This was a question asked of me the other...

The Dogcharmer: Unfond memory

Dear Dogcharmer readers,The Oak Bluffs Post Office is somewhat of a social scene, and at this time of year, the last thing I want...

Dogcharmer: Retractable leash revisited

Dear Dogcharmer,What do you think about using retractable leashes?RB (Rope Burned)Dear RB,You're not alone! I've been asked this question three times in the...