Rainy Day (or cold weather) Enrichment Activities For Dogs | Dog Training & Wellness

By |2018-11-16T03:59:08+00:00November 16th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, Dog Wellness|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Clara Scott Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/X07fwHy-Vyk Rainy and cold weather doesn’t have to stop you and your dog from having a TON of fun with these enrichment activities. During rainy weather, you can use these activities to work our dogs mentally. Dogs that get more enrichment and mental simulation [...]

Meet The Dog Trainer: Whitney Spence

By |2018-10-28T13:16:01+00:00October 26th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, Dog Training|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Whitney Spence Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/ly5ueCA5wQI Whitney Spence leads our "Tricks For Treats" Halloween Workshop. She is one of our trainers here at DogBoy's. Our training department manager Jen talks to her about why she became a dog trainer, what keeps her inspired, and the Sunday Workshop. Transcript: - [...]

Dogs & Jobs — How To Make Your Workplace Dog-Friendly

By |2018-10-19T02:16:41+00:00October 19th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, Dog Wellness|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Courtney Emken Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/go5TGGNfxTU Bringing your dog to work with you is an awesome idea IF your workplace is "Dog-Friendly", and you are making sure your dog stays "Workplace-Friendly". In order to make taking your dog to work relaxing for you, your dog, and your coworkers—we have [...]

Dog-Friendly Date Ideas: Deep in the Heart of Texas | Dog Training

By |2018-10-09T22:12:02+00:00October 10th, 2018|Dog Fun, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

Featuring Courtney Emken & Bart Emken, CPDT-KA Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/bQBBJroros0 Date nights (and days) are always so much fun!! But, what about those times when you want to bring the dog along too? We got you covered! Not only are these date ideas dog-friendly, but they can also be helpful training and [...]

What Group Class Should I Take With My Dog? | Dog Training

By |2018-10-02T00:31:59+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, Dog Training|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Courtney Emken Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/3ZVGqakISLo   Picking the right class for your dog can be overwhelming! DogBoy’s has all different kinds of classes and workshops that we teach, so knowing where to start can be challenging. We show you how to evaluate your dog’s social skills and abilities [...]

The 9 Weirdest Dog Laws in Cities Across the U.S.A

By |2018-08-24T00:24:28+00:00August 24th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

Featuring Courtney Emken & Bart Emken, CPDT-KA Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/epGH3MBHkO0 The internet has all sorts of strange things to find when you plumb the depths. We decided to go on a hunt to find some really WEIRD dog laws. Check out some of the ones we found! You can't make this stuff [...]

8 Fun Canine Sports: How You Can Get Involved

By |2018-04-18T03:45:19+00:00April 18th, 2018|Dog Fun, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ KPA-CTP, and Bart Emken, CPTD-KA With spring already upon us and summer just around the corner, it’s a perfect time for you and your dog to get your game on! Canine sports are not only a great outlet for energy, but they provide a powerful opportunity to strengthen [...]

Is Fostering a Dog Right For Me?

By |2017-12-22T00:20:51+00:00December 26th, 2017|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, dog owners|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP, and Amanda Ott, CPDT-KA Sometimes you know you need a dog in your life, but aren’t sure whether you’re ready to adopt just yet. Adoption is an incredible commitment. You’re signing on to be an animal’s caretaker for the foreseeable future, and many of us simply aren’t [...]

How To Train For Nosework

By |2017-11-22T12:53:41+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, Dog Training|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP, and Amanda Ott. Last summer we talked about Agility training and other fun canine sports. This week we wanted to shed light on a less well known, but equally enjoyable activity: nosework. In this article we’ll cover the basics of training your dog’s nose and show you [...]