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“What Does My Dog Trainer Actually Think (about me & my dog)?”

By |2018-11-30T16:34:39+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Whitney Spence Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/XR6i1p5SFGE You likely wonder about what your dog is thinking all the time, but have you ever wondered what your dog trainer is thinking (about you or your dog)? We've got the answer for you! From our least favorite things clients say about their [...]

Rainy Day (or cold weather) Enrichment Activities For Dogs | Dog Training & Wellness

By |2018-11-16T03:59:08+00:00November 16th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, Dog Wellness|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Clara Scott Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/X07fwHy-Vyk Rainy and cold weather doesn’t have to stop you and your dog from having a TON of fun with these enrichment activities. During rainy weather, you can use these activities to work our dogs mentally. Dogs that get more enrichment and mental simulation [...]

Dog Anxiety — Understanding your dog’s anxiety and how to help | Dog Training & Wellness

By |2018-11-08T00:28:33+00:00November 8th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Courtney Emken Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/sTnhjK86a2Y Got an anxious dog? There are lots of different causes for dog anxiety. We walk you through the causes, how to start helping your dog, and how you can begin changing your dog's emotional response to whatever is making them anxious. TRANSCRIPT: - [...]

Halloween Safety Tips For Dogs

By |2018-10-30T22:50:47+00:00October 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Clara Scott Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/07wh05ffmZQ HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Halloween can be a pretty stressful night for dogs—doorbell ringing, lots of commotion, and SOOO many strangers—so we want to give you a few Halloween safety tips for your dogs. Enjoy and BE SAFE out there! TRANSCRIPT: - Hi, I'm Jen [...]

Meet The Dog Trainer: Whitney Spence

By |2018-10-28T13:16:01+00:00October 26th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, Dog Training|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Whitney Spence Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/ly5ueCA5wQI Whitney Spence leads our "Tricks For Treats" Halloween Workshop. She is one of our trainers here at DogBoy's. Our training department manager Jen talks to her about why she became a dog trainer, what keeps her inspired, and the Sunday Workshop. Transcript: - [...]

Dogs & Jobs — How To Make Your Workplace Dog-Friendly

By |2018-10-19T02:16:41+00:00October 19th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, Dog Wellness|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Courtney Emken Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/go5TGGNfxTU Bringing your dog to work with you is an awesome idea IF your workplace is "Dog-Friendly", and you are making sure your dog stays "Workplace-Friendly". In order to make taking your dog to work relaxing for you, your dog, and your coworkers—we have [...]

Dog-Friendly Date Ideas: Deep in the Heart of Texas | Dog Training

By |2018-10-09T22:12:02+00:00October 10th, 2018|Dog Fun, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

Featuring Courtney Emken & Bart Emken, CPDT-KA Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/bQBBJroros0 Date nights (and days) are always so much fun!! But, what about those times when you want to bring the dog along too? We got you covered! Not only are these date ideas dog-friendly, but they can also be helpful training and [...]

What Group Class Should I Take With My Dog? | Dog Training

By |2018-10-02T00:31:59+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, Dog Training|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Courtney Emken Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/3ZVGqakISLo   Picking the right class for your dog can be overwhelming! DogBoy’s has all different kinds of classes and workshops that we teach, so knowing where to start can be challenging. We show you how to evaluate your dog’s social skills and abilities [...]

Common Dog Behavior Problems: Issues related to a lack of impulse control

By |2018-09-21T00:37:36+00:00September 21st, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Training|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Courtney Emken Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/CttB7mJIuF0 If your dog is counter surfing, jumping up on you or others, pushing past in a doorway, demand barking, and jumping out of a car before being released—watch this video! These are all common dog behavior problems that are related to lack of [...]

What can you do when it’s too hot to walk your dog? | Dog Wellness & Safety

By |2018-09-13T22:53:00+00:00September 14th, 2018|Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Courtney Emken Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/Q0iiNQew1SY Summer is hot, especially in TEXAS! Here are some activities to do with your dog when it's too hot to take them for a walk, and things to keep in mind when walking your dog during the hot summer months. This isn't just [...]