How To Train For Nosework

By | 2017-11-22T12:53:41+00:00 November 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 [...]

How To Play Tug The Right Way

By | 2017-09-16T09:49:26+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Dog Fun, Dog Training|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Bart Emken, CPDT-KA, Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP, and Amanda Ott. Tug is a timeless classic when it comes to dog games. Who knows how long man’s best friend has been playing tug, perhaps since the first time hunter and dog wrestled over a bone, only to find that they enjoyed it! [...]

Introducing DogBoy’s At Home – Dog Walking Services!

By | 2017-08-18T09:58:57+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Dog Fun, dog sitting Austin, Dog Training|

By Courtney Emken Hello everyone, it’s your resident DogGirl here, and I’m proud to announce DogBoy’s brand new Dog Walking Services! We’ve been hard at work planning this newest venture, so join me as I walk you through the finer points and we’ll see which plan is best for your family. How It Works: The [...]

Things To Do With Your Dog Indoors

By | 2017-05-05T13:27:29+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Dog Fun, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP What does an ice-cold winter, a boiling hot summer, and a storm-filled spring all have in common? —You probably don’t want to take your dog outside during them! While this may seem like bad news, here’s how you can keep your dog fit and stimulated without ever [...]

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 Often Should I Visit The Dog Park?

By | 2017-05-05T15:04:54+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, [...]

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 [...]