How To Get Your Dog To Love Toys

By | 2017-03-28T11:45:11+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, Dog Training|

By Courtney Emken co-written by Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Most dog owners don’t even think about their dog not loving toys. However, it’s far more common than you might think. Puppies aren’t automatically interested in every kind of dog toy under the sun. Not every dog is going to like rope or chew toys. It’s mostly [...]

Doggie Date Ideas in Austin, TX

By | 2017-02-13T16:13:43+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Dog Behavior, dog dates, Dog Fun, dog owners, Dog Wellness|

By Courtney Emken co-written by  Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP With Valentine’s Day right ahead of us, we wanted to share some of our favorite date spots in Austin. Of course, none of these places would’ve made our list if they weren’t great for canines too. We aren’t called DogBoy’s for nothing! Here’s [...]

My Dog Isn’t Food Motivated, What Do I Do?

By | 2017-01-27T12:05:53+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX|

By Courtney Emken co-written by Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP While it may sound unlikely, some dogs just aren’t all that excited about their food. Since treats are such an integral part of positive-based training, owners of non food-motivated dogs can run into significant trouble, even while learning the basics. Luckily, there’s something [...]

How To Effectively Walk Your Dog

By | 2017-01-20T22:30:05+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Dog Fun, Dog Safety, dog walk|

Walking our dogs is healthy for us and for our pets. Naturally, we dog owners will spend a ton of time walking our dogs, but is there a more effective way to do it? Here’s our guide to getting the most out of walking with your dog. Effective Dog Walking Starts With Picking The Right [...]

How Often Should I Visit The Dog Park?

By | 2017-01-20T22:30:07+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Dog Fun, Dog Park, Dog Safety|

Who doesn’t love the dog park? You get to hang out with fellow dog lovers, get some exercise in, and let your pooch have some playtime. However, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Dog parks are no exception. Frequent Visits to the Dog Park Can Teach Bad Lessons Unfortunately, many [...]

What Do Your Boarded Dogs Do When It’s Rainy?

By | 2017-01-20T22:30:09+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Dog Fun, dog health, Dog Safety, Uncategorized|

Have you ever wondered what your dog is up to while they spend a rainy day at the Ranch? Just like any other day, we focus on safety, health and fun for our client dogs. While rainy days may put a damper (irresistible, that one) on things, they can open up a whole new world [...]

What Do Your Boarded Dogs Do When It’s Rainy?

By | 2017-01-20T22:30:09+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Dog Fun, dog health, Dog Safety, Uncategorized|

Have you ever wondered what your dog is up to while they spend a rainy day at the Ranch? Just like any other day, we focus on safety, health and fun for our client dogs. While rainy days may put a damper (irresistible, that one) on things, they can open up a whole new world [...]

How To Hike Safely With Your Dog: 8 Tips

By | 2016-09-16T12:00:00+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Dog Fun, Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

Hiking with your dog is a great way to exercise, explore, and enjoy nature. Whether you were inspired by some awesome pictures of dogs camping, or just want to try something new that your dog will enjoy, here are some tips for how to hike safely with your dog. #1 Bring Enough Water For Both [...]

The Quick and Easy Guide To Agility Training For Dogs – Let’s Play!

By | 2016-08-23T12:00:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Dog Fun, dog play, Dog Training|

Agility was created in 1977 by John Varley as a spectator sport intended to fill downtime at dog competitions. Now, Agility has its own world championship and is the fastest growing dog sport in the United States. While any sport might seem intimidating at first, Agility is much easier to get into than you’d imagine. [...]

The 5 Easiest Tricks To Teach Your Dog

By | 2016-08-15T12:00:00+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Dog Fun, Dog Trainers, Dog Training|

Teaching your dog new tricks is fun, exciting, and incredibly rewarding. Training your dog is also the first step towards building a strong human-dog bond Here’s our guide for tricks that any beginner can teach. These are the building blocks of basic obedience and more. #1 Sit Sit is one of the first words your [...]