My Dog Isn’t Food Motivated, What Do I Do?

By | 2017-01-27T12:05:53+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX|

By Courtney Emken co-written by Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP While it may sound unlikely, some dogs just aren’t all that excited about their food. Since treats are such an integral part of positive-based training, owners of non food-motivated dogs can run into significant trouble, even while learning the basics. Luckily, there’s something [...]

How to Stop Resource Guarding Behavior

By | 2017-01-25T01:30:19+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Trainers, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX|

co-written by Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Does your dog growl when you reach for her dinner bowl? Do they growl and snap at your spouse when they get into bed with you? These behaviors and others like them are often diagnosed by trainers as resource guarding behavior. Resource guarding is when dogs control [...]

How To Use A Clicker To Train A Dog

By | 2017-01-20T22:44:40+00:00 December 26th, 2016|Dog Trainers, Dog Training|

  Using ‘clickers’ in animal training has been around since the 1940’s, but they didn’t catch on in popularity until recent years. In the 1990’s, Karen Pryor, one of the most respected figures in dog training, popularized their use as a positive training tool. At DogBoy’s we incorporate clickers in our dog training, along with [...]

What Bones Are Safe To Feed Your Dog?

By | 2017-01-20T22:30:05+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Dog Food, Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

  Over thousands of years, dogs increasingly became human’s closest companions. Dogs helped early humans hunt, and in turn, they were rewarded with delicious, juicy bones. Our dogs are not much different from their ancestors, at least in their love of bones. However, owners have to be careful these days, as not all bones are [...]

How To Effectively Walk Your Dog

By | 2017-01-20T22:30:05+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Dog Fun, Dog Safety, dog walk|

Walking our dogs is healthy for us and for our pets. Naturally, we dog owners will spend a ton of time walking our dogs, but is there a more effective way to do it? Here’s our guide to getting the most out of walking with your dog. Effective Dog Walking Starts With Picking The Right [...]

5 Ways To Get Rid Of Doggie Bad Breath

By | 2017-01-20T22:30:05+00:00 December 5th, 2016|dog care, Dog Wellness|

We love our dogs, but that doesn’t mean we love dog breath. While it’s true that some breeds are naturally more prone to having bad breath, you can take steps to reduce most dog’s foul breath. Here’s the DogBoy’s guide for healthier and fresher doggie breath!   #1 Give Your Dog Crunchy Treats Or Hard [...]

Aren’t All Austin Dog Trainers the Same?

By | 2017-01-20T22:30:05+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Dog Trainers, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX|

It’s easy to assume that all Austin dog trainers might be cut from the same cloth. This couldn’t be farther from the truth! Austin has a diverse array of philosophies and practices when it comes to dog training. Here’s our guide to the Austin dog trainer scene to help you make the right choice for [...]

Why Is My Dog Shy, and What Do I Do?

By | 2017-01-20T22:30:06+00:00 November 25th, 2016|dog anxiety, dog owners, Dog Wellness|

While dog lovers tend to be more extroverted, many dogs are actually quite the opposite. At DogBoy’s, we like to affectionately call these dogs “wallflowers.” These dogs feel the most comfortable when out of the spotlight. So, how do we properly interact with our introverted dogs? Especially if we’re tempted to dogpile them with love [...]

I Have Allergies, Can I Get A Dog?

By | 2017-01-20T22:30:06+00:00 November 21st, 2016|dog owners, Dog Safety|

Many dog lovers are cursed with pet allergies that get between them and their furry friends. While they may never grab a tissue for you, picking the right dog can help alleviate your allergies immensely. I’m living proof that you can have a life surrounded by dogs despite allergies. That’s right, the Ranch’s resident DogGirl [...]