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So far Courtney Emken has created 365 blog entries.

How To Survive Your Puppy’s Teething Phase

By | 2018-06-05T17:00:06+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

Featuring Sarah Alvarado, CPDT-KA & Bart Emken, CPDT-KA Concept by Courtney Emken "OUCH! My puppy won't quit biting me!" The puppy teething phase can be a NIGHTMARE! Puppies tend to bite or chew because they are teething and are trying to relieve their pain. Our dog experts explain how you can manage a [...]

Does My Dog Need A Yard To Be Happy?

By | 2018-06-05T02:36:08+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Wellness|

Featuring ​​Sarah Alvarado, CPTD-KA & Bart Emken, CPTD-KA Concept by​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken We started a Dog Vlog! And, we would love it if you would follow along for the ride. Our dog experts and dog trainers will be teaching you all sorts of things to help strengthen the bond between you and your [...]

What’s Wrong With Services Like Wag And Rover?

By | 2018-06-12T10:32:00+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ KPA-CTP, and Bart Emken, CPTD-KA Before we begin, we’d like to say that DogBoy’s isn’t in the business of bashing other companies or people. We do have strong opinions, however, and dog safety is one of our foremost concerns, both at the Ranch and elsewhere. That’s why we [...]

8 Fun Canine Sports: How You Can Get Involved

By | 2018-04-18T03:45:19+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Dog Fun, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ KPA-CTP, and Bart Emken, CPTD-KA With spring already upon us and summer just around the corner, it’s a perfect time for you and your dog to get your game on! Canine sports are not only a great outlet for energy, but they provide a powerful opportunity to strengthen [...]

Why Is My Dog Whining, And How Do I Stop It?

By | 2018-04-09T01:23:49+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Training|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ KPA-CTP, and Bart Emken, CPTD-KA If you’re not fluent in doginese, it can be easy to interpret your dog’s whining as, well... simply whining. However, just like with human babies, not all cries and whines are made equal. Depending on the tone and the context, your dog may [...]

How To Teach Your Dog Impulse Control

By | 2018-03-28T15:33:08+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Training|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ KPA-CTP, and Bart Emken, CPTD-KA Self control doesn’t come naturally to canines (surviving on scavenged scraps for thousands of years will do that to you!). Imagine your dog as a little toddler: impulsive, impatient— just living for the moment without thinking of any consequences. If they see some [...]

Why Your Dog Won’t Stop Scratching (And What To Do About It)

By | 2018-03-29T16:11:42+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Dog Behavior|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ KPA-CTP, and Bart Emken, CPDT-KA Most dogs love a good scratch from time to time, especially from an owner who knows their sweet spots. However, too much of a good thing can be bad— and scratching is no exception. Excessive scratching is a symptom of several serious conditions, [...]

What Is Barrier Reactivity And How Do I Stop It?

By | 2018-03-23T16:23:04+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ KPA-CTP, and Bart Emken, CPDT-KA Reactivity comes in many forms. For some dogs, wearing a leash is all it takes to trigger the urge to lunge and bark. Some pups with react fiercely when other people approach their owners, or enter their homes. For others, they may get [...]

How To Stop Your Dog From Digging

By | 2018-03-12T01:25:18+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Safety|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ KPA-CTP, and Bart Emken, CPTD-KA The urge to dig is a canine family trait. Wolves, foxes, and coyotes are all known to carve dens and hidey-holes across their territory. However, dogs don’t really act like wolves. So where does this compulsion to litter your yard with miniature foxholes [...]