When and How To Properly Use A Muzzle On Your Dog

By | February 20th, 2017|Dog Behavior, dog boarding, Dog Safety, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

By Courtney Emken co-written by  Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Muzzles have become a bit controversial, and present a sort of appearance problem for dog owners. Many people assume they’re reserved specifically for reactive dogs who present a danger or bite risk to other dogs and people around them. In reality, THIS IS [...]

3 Reasons Invisible Shock Collar Fences Are Hazardous To You & Your Dog

By | August 1st, 2016|dog boarding, dog care, Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

Disclaimer: In this article we are discussing the use of invisible perimeter fences that shock dogs through an electronic collar. However, this is not a comment on the specific brand Invisible Fence. Also, we want to say that we understand why some people see a need for using invisible shock collar fences in some very [...]

3 Rules For Giving Your Dog Treats

By | July 22nd, 2016|dog boarding, Dog Fun, Dog Training|

It may be tempting to toss your dog a treat when you just want to show them some love. Unfortunately, if your dog isn’t working for their treat, then you’re missing out on valuable training time. Even worse, your dog may begin to expect treats and develop unwanted demanding behavior. Here’s our motto for treats: [...]

Choose Wisely: 3 Easy Steps to Picking the Right Dog Leash

By | July 15th, 2016|Dog Behavior, dog boarding, Dog Safety, Dog Training|

Leashes are a necessity if you're a dog owner. Choosing the right leash is nearly as important as making sure you are feeding your dog the right food or getting them the right training. Almost every dog I know will chase anything new and exciting that moves, if given the opportunity. Sometimes that adorable curiosity [...]

The Definitive Guide to Austin’s Dog Friendly Businesses

By | July 11th, 2016|dog boarding, Dog Friendly Austin, Dog Fun|

  We are always looking for new opportunities to strengthen the human-dog bond. We love sharing these ideas with our dog loving network through this blog, social media, email, and our smiling faces! In that spirit, I wanted to share a resource with all of you that another local business in town put together recently. [...]

5 Easy Ways To Prep Your Puppy For The Real Big World

By | June 27th, 2016|dog boarding, Dog Training, dogs, Pup Academy, puppy training|

You just got your brand new puppy, and you’re dying to show them off. Good news! Your puppy is excited too! They are curious about their new world and ready to explore. However, we all know the “real world” can be a dangerous place for a new puppy. Here’s our guide for making your puppy’s [...]

"Should I Neuter or Spay My Dog?" 5 Reasons to Say YES!

By | May 25th, 2016|dog boarding, dog health, Dog Safety|

Pet overpopulation is literally and figuratively a huge problem in the United States. Millions of adoptable pets are put down each year, and millions more flood animal shelters or live on the streets. Many of these animals are offspring of family pets that were unable to find homes. Neutering or spaying your dog is the best [...]

Color Card Policy Updates: What You Need To Know

By | May 24th, 2016|dog boarding, Dog Training|

Color Card Policy Update Effective June 1, 2016 Dear Dog Lovers,   DogBoy's was created over 20 years ago so dogs could have a safe, fun place to play and board with other dogs.   Recent changes in Austin, including the no-kill initiative (which we fully support!), have increased the numbers of orange and red card dogs [...]