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How To Improve Your Dog’s Recall: Training for a reliable recall and emergency recalls

By |2018-08-07T17:19:35+00:00August 8th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Training|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Courtney Emken Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/mwAT5qeItCU   “Recall” is your dog’s ability to come consistently when called. Recall is not a natural behavior for dogs. It is something that we have to teach and practice and really reinforce and reward. Let us show you some pro tips, fun games, [...]

Resource Guarding Prevention 101: Understanding What Your Dog Values

By |2018-07-30T22:07:37+00:00July 30th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Training|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Courtney Emken Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/qkO03btsAZk Resource guarding is when an animal acts reactively, aggressively, or defensively over a valued resource. We see resource guarding in dogs when they feel anxious or stressed about either the approach of someone approaching their valuable resource or that resource might be taken [...]

Dog Aggression Vs. Dog Reactivity: Part 2 – The Continuum

By |2018-07-19T10:53:18+00:00July 19th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Training|

Featuring Sarah Alvarado, CPDT-KA & Bart Emken, CPDT-KA Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/p2uSgGyj-0Q The most dangerous thing about aggression is actually the label of aggression. Most dogs with behavioral issues ARE NOT aggressive, they are more often reactive--meaning they are reacting in an over-aroused manner to a particular situation. Watch to find out more [...]

Dog Aggression Vs. Dog Reactivity: Part 1 – The Difference

By |2018-07-15T01:41:29+00:00July 16th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Training|

Featuring Sarah Alvarado, CPDT-KA & Bart Emken, CPDT-KA Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/gWyfBuTP9P8 Many dog owners wrongly believe that they have an aggressive dog, when in reality they simply have a reactive dog that can be easily trained to behave better. This misunderstanding of the huge difference between aggression and reactivity in dogs is [...]

The 5 WORST Dog Foods | Dog Food & Dog Wellness

By |2018-07-04T23:30:50+00:00July 5th, 2018|Dog Wellness|

Featuring Courtney Emken & Bart Emken, CPDT-KA Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/PFjDisXO754 DISCLAIMER: DogBoy's is passionate about a lot of things, and what we feed our dogs is up there at the top. So please be aware that the pet foods listed to be the worst in this vlog are our personal opinions from [...]

The Top 3 Ways To Handle An Adolescent Or “Teenager” Dog

By |2018-06-28T01:30:14+00:00June 28th, 2018|Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

Featuring Sarah Alvarado, CPDT-KA & Bart Emken, CPDT-KA Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/wmixaLW1Odg Once dog owners have gotten through the initial puppy phase, then they end up with an adolescent or teenager dog. And that brings with it a whole new set of challenges. Here's how to deal: Your Adolescent Dog NEEDS Exercise I [...]

How To Survive Your Puppy’s Teething Phase

By |2018-06-05T17:00:06+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00May 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 [...]