Trending Dog Owner Behaviors in Austin

By | 2017-05-07T17:08:41+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Articles & Info|

  The evolution of dogs in its simplest form looks like this: scary predator, scary outlying scavenger, semi-trusted camper, working livestock, pet, and finally, companion.  In the last 30,000 years, a great transformation has happened…dogs have gone from lethal wolf to harmless pocket puppies.  While the first 29,980 years were relatively slow the last 20 [...]

Romance Ruined When Your Dog is in the Room?

By | 2017-08-15T16:33:15+00:00 February 12th, 2015|Articles & Info, Dog Fun|

  Ahh, Valentines Day. One of my favorite times of the year. Time to snuggle up with your sweetie and remember all the things you love about that person. But what do you do when Buddy wants to be in the middle of all that romance? My friend, we'll call her "Mary," giggles as she [...]

This is HOWLOWEEN! Dog Safety Tips

By | 2017-08-18T12:42:30+00:00 October 31st, 2014|Articles & Info, Dog Safety, holidays|

  Tonight is the big night! If you have a bumper sticker that reads “My other dog is a lion,” now is the time to prove it! Get out that fluffy mane and dangly tail and see how long your 4-legged friend will dress up in the Halloween spirit. It’s Trick-or-Treat time, and we all know [...]

Keep Your Dog Safe In the Cold

By | 2017-08-23T16:51:12+00:00 January 2nd, 2014|Articles & Info, Boarding, cold weather, Daycare, Dog Wellness, Doggy Daycare|

  This is a repost of an article we printed in 2011. The info is still important to remember each and every winter - Enjoy! One of my cousins lives in Fairbanks, Alaska, where her Air Force husband is currently stationed, and she was joking to me recently how a 35 degree day felt like [...]

How Do I Find the Best Vet in Austin?

By | 2017-05-07T17:43:27+00:00 September 27th, 2013|Articles & Info, Dog Wellness|

  She is your pet's doctor, your trusted expert in your pet's medical care. But how do you find the best vet for your pet? Here are our tips for making sure the veterinarian you choose is the best fit for you and your pet. Ask a well respected friend or co-worker. Word of mouth [...]

Avoid Table Scraps in Your Dog’s Diet

By | 2017-08-15T16:33:42+00:00 September 19th, 2013|Articles & Info, Dog Food, Dog Wellness, Your Dog's Diet|

  We have all done it.  Our cute, little furry friend is practically smiling at us from beneath the kitchen table.  The ears are perked and the tail is wagging.  We know what our dog is after.  Just a tiny tidbit from dinner would be delightful, right?  What could it hurt?  It is just a [...]

The Magic of DogBoy’s: Bart’s Story

By | 2017-08-15T16:35:15+00:00 September 11th, 2013|Articles & Info, DogBoy's Family, DogBoy's Staff, DogBoys|

  The magic? That feeling you get when you see or feel something that you can't explain. DogBoy's is just a name and it is just a place. The magic is in the people who work here. The "magic" started in the early 1990's. I was not feeling any magic at my job in advertising. [...]

Food Puzzle Toys & Dogs: A Winning Combination!

By | 2017-08-15T16:36:28+00:00 August 28th, 2013|Articles & Info, Dog Training, Gifts for Dog|

  Food puzzle toys are a way of life here in the DogBoy’s Training Department.  Why do we advocate their use?  They are great for reducing anxiety and stress.  Puzzle toys give our dogs mental stimulation and allow them to problem solve.  Including food puzzle toys as part of your feeding routine also builds confidence [...]