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Dog Charmer: The tug of puppy love

Dear Dog Charmer, We are hoping that you might settle a family dispute. We have a 6-month-old pup who loves to play tug-of-war. Some books...

The Dogcharmer: Adoption

Dear Tom,Growing up, our family shared many happy moments with Ginger, our pet dog. Now and as I get older, what are the advantages...

The Dogcharmer: Rosalie

Hello Dogcharmer,Rosalie rides in the wayback in our Forester, behind a grill. Whenever we stop for gas and the blameless gas station attendant fills...

The Dogcharmer: Scrappy

Dear Tom,Our 9-month-old Havanese, Scrappy, took a tumble down the stairs when we first got him last fall. You guessed it ... he hasn't...

Dogcharmer: Cavapoo, meet Rottweiler

Hey Tom,My wife and I will soon be taking our 5-month-old, 12-pound cavapoo for a three-night visit with our adult son and grandchildren off-Island....

Dogcharmer: Nose work

Hi Tom:Jeremy suggested I do some nose work with Bodhi, so I wanted to ask you where to start. And what are the benefits...

Dogcharmer: Stay, Pepper

Hi Tom! We recently adopted a puppy named Pepper. We have been pretty successful with training her, but I am having one issue with one...

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,...