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Dogcharmer: Scared shepherd

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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

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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...

Dogcharmer: Daisy and Opie

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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

The Dogcharmer: Unfond memory

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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

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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...

Dogcharmer: Zdog

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Dear Dogcharmer readers, My last column was my response to the owner of an 80-pound dog that went "berserk" with dog-to-dog aggression at the sight...
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