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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...

Dog Charmer: Charlotte’s conundrum

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Dear Dog Charmer,  My dog Charlotte is afraid of most other dogs. We rescued her when she was about 1 year old and now she’s...

Dog Charmer: Max the nipper

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Dear Tom, We have a 6-year- old, un-neutered miniature ginger dachshund named Max. He has an absolute compulsion to chew holes in blankets and quilts,...

Dogcharmer: New to outdoor walks

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Hi Tom! I have a question about my miniature schnauzer puppy, Louie. He’s 6 months old. I’ve had him since he was about 8 weeks...

Dogcharmer: Truffle the schipperke

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Dear Dogcharmer, At what age should Truffle start obedience training? Thanks!   Paul and Jared   Dear Paul and Jared,  In the 1960s, many thought the optimal time to start...

Dogcharmer: Coming when called

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We have a beautiful and smart 6-month-old male Rottweiler named Dakota. He is really good with the basics of sit, lay down, and stay....

Dogcharmer: A dog for your golden years?

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Dear Dogcharmer,  My husband and I are thinking about getting a dog in the future. Most likely, we will look at one of the smaller...

Dogcharmer: Pug or poodle?

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Hi Tom! I am a 39-year-old single woman living in the city and want to get my first dog. I am trying to decide between...