What Bones Are Safe To Feed Your Dog?

By | 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 [...]

3 Easy Ways To Soothe Your Dog’s Upset Stomach

By | August 8th, 2016|dog care, Dog Food, dog health, Dog Wellness|

The first step towards soothing your dog’s upset stomach is to pay close attention to their symptoms. Every situation is different, and requires different methods to remedy the problem. So make sure you are keenly aware of what symptoms your dog is displaying in addition to their upset stomach. Just like with human stomach aches [...]

Dog Training Basics: How To Train Your Dog

By | April 15th, 2016|Dog Behavior, Dog Food, Dog Fun, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX|

A general frequent question that we get from all of our clients is “How do I train my dog?”. It’s a pretty broad question, and people usually have several reasons for asking it. When people ask this question they might mean any number of things including: How do you teach your dog what is expected, [...]

Why Should I Use Puzzle Toys With My Dog?

By | January 22nd, 2016|dog boarding, dog feeding, Dog Food, dog toys, Dog Trainers, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX, puzzle toys|

Feeding time is a very important aspect of training our dogs that we often forget about. In most homes, dinner time is more of a missed training opportunity than anything else. But, let's face it, we don’t all have an hour to dedicate to using every single piece of kibble as a training treat. Especially [...]

4 Things All Dog Owners Need To Hear

By | 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 friendly [...]

Avoid Table Scraps in Your Dog’s Diet

By | 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 bite [...]

DogBoy’s Makes the Switch to a New Dog Food: Pulsar

By | April 18th, 2013|Dog Food, Your Dog's Diet|

At DogBoy's, we've always been nerds about dog food.  It's no secret.  Before we opened DogBoy's almost 18 years ago, Bart Emken (aka DogBoy) was employed by Tomlinson's, and learned all about quality pet foods and how they affect behavior.  So although the industry standard is to feed whatever is affordable and plentiful (i.e. crappy [...]