15-point Checklist You Need Before Getting A New Dog Or Puppy

By | 2017-05-05T18:37:43+00:00 March 25th, 2016|dog adoption, dog boarding, dog boarding Austin, Dog Fun, Dog Trainers, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX, dogs, getting a new dog, New Dog|

  1. How Much Time Do You Have For A Dog? Before getting a dog, make sure you have the time for one. You should have a clear idea of your family’s activity level, and how much time you have to dedicate to training and enrichment activities. Examples of enrichment activities with your dog include: [...]

Perks & Barks: Public vs Private Dog Parks

By | 2017-05-05T18:43:23+00:00 March 18th, 2016|dog boarding Austin, Dog Park, dog park austin, DogBoys|

  I’m just going to say it: I am not a fan of dog parks. There, I said it. Here’s the reason: Typically, they are overrun with dogs with poor manners whose main exercise outlet is a weekly trip to the dog park. These dogs tend to be pushy and overly friendly. It’s not the [...]

10 Easy Steps to Give Your Dog (or Puppy) A Bath

By | 2017-05-05T18:52:21+00:00 February 26th, 2016|dog bath, Dog Behavior, dog boarding, dog boarding Austin, Dog Fun|

  Bath time with your puppy can be very stressful. It can be stressful for you, but it can be especially nerve wracking for your dog. There are several reasons for this: Some dogs don’t like getting wet. Some dogs won’t get in the tub. Some dogs had a bad experience with the tub previously. [...]

7 Tips For Staying Sane As A Small Business Owner

By | 2017-05-07T12:59:11+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|dog boarding Austin, Dog Park, DogBoys, small business|

  There are plenty of advantages and joys to owning your own business, especially if you get to work at or very near to your home. One of the big ones is never having to commute. It's nice that I can just walk back-and-forth to work. If I forget something at the office or vice [...]

“What Happens If My Dog Gets Sick While Boarding?” An Owner’s Perspective

By | 2017-05-07T13:38:12+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Central Texas Veterinary, dog boarding, dog boarding Austin, dog care, sick dogs, veterinarian|

  As a dog owner myself, I totally get the fear of your cherished puppy or dog falling ill when you have placed them in the care of a boarding facility. Do any of these thoughts sound familiar? “I can’t do anything for my dog if that happens!” “How can I be sure the boarding [...]

What happens at DogBoy’s when the weather shuts down Austin, TX?

By | 2017-07-09T14:55:30+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|cold weather, dog boarding, dog boarding Austin|

  Texas Weather and Dog Boarding If it rains too hard, freezes at all, or, heaven forbid, we see some snowflakes, many people in Central Texas have a bit of a meltdown. Especially in Austin, where inclement weather is definitely the exception to the rule. So, when there is extreme cold weather, by Texan standards, [...]

3 Big Reasons Big Box Stores and Dog Boarding DON’T MIX

By | 2017-05-07T16:26:28+00:00 November 13th, 2015|Dog Behavior, dog boarding, dog boarding Austin, Dog Park, Dog Training|

  In one of my last posts, I talked about a customer who had a not-so-great experience with her dogs at a local Big Box store that competes with DogBoy’s Dog Ranch. I wanted to go further into her story, and why these types of chain stores are not a good decision for dog owners [...]

4 Reasons You Should Board Your Dogs Over Halloween

By | 2017-05-07T17:02:41+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Dog Behavior, dog boarding, dog boarding Austin, dog health, Doggy Daycare|

  When it comes to holidays, our customers tend to board their dogs over the biggest travel holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, boarding a dog on Halloween seems to rarely cross anyone's mind. Halloween can be a nightmare for dogs. You might be thinking, "What? But Halloween is so fun! There's fun costumes. We [...]

4 Things All Dog Owners Need To Hear

By | 2017-05-07T16:58:44+00:00 October 13th, 2015|dog boarding, dog boarding Austin, Dog Food, Dog Wellness|

  This story begins like many of my days. I’m standing in the office and a customer comes in to pick up his dog who had been evaluated for the very first time. The dog was...we might call her an old Golden Retriever (breed changed to protect the innocent). She was a beautiful and very [...]