How To Hike Safely With Your Dog: 8 Tips

By | 2017-07-10T13:41:42+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 [...]

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

By | 2017-09-22T20:47:44+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 [...]

The 5 Easiest Tricks To Teach Your Dog

By | 2017-08-15T16:24:27+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 [...]

Dog Training Classes: 4 Factors To Consider

By | 2017-05-05T17:12:43+00:00 August 12th, 2016|Dog Fun, Dog Safety, Dog Training|

  At DogBoy’s we offer a wide variety of training types, including, but not limited to: Private lessons Group classes In-house training One night workshops With so many options to choose from, it can be a little daunting to determine which type of dog training is the best fit for you and your dog. Here’s [...]

3 Rules For Giving Your Dog Treats

By | 2017-08-24T09:27:50+00:00 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 [...]

DogBoy’s Top 5: Our Favorite Exercises For Dogs

By | 2017-01-19T22:19:36+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Dog Fun, dog health|

Exercise is crucial to your dog’s health, in more ways than you might expect. Even something as basic as walking doesn’t simply manage your dog’s weight, it also helps to reduce hyperactivity and social anxiety as well. However, just going on walks can be a bit boring for you and your dog. Here’s our list [...]

DogBoy’s Top 5: Our Favorite Exercises For Dogs

By | 2016-07-19T12:00:00+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Dog Fun, dog health, Uncategorized|

Exercise is crucial to your dog’s health, in more ways than you might expect. Even something as basic as walking doesn’t simply manage your dog’s weight, it also helps to reduce hyperactivity and social anxiety as well. However, just going on walks can be a bit boring for you and your dog. Here’s our list [...]

Safety Guide: 5 Easy Ways to Protect Your Dog From Overheating

By | 2017-08-25T10:21:06+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Dog Friendly Austin, Dog Fun, Dog Safety|

  It's the summer, yay! However, dog owners are faced with a difficult dilemma during this season: On one hand, it’s absolutely vital that your dog gets outside to socialize with other dogs and humans. On the other hand, soaring summer temperatures cause dogs to become overheated rapidly. Here’s our guide for how to handle [...]

The Definitive Guide to Austin’s Dog Friendly Businesses

By | 2017-08-23T15:56:53+00:00 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. [...]

Dog Training Basics: How To Train Your Dog

By | 2017-08-23T17:28:18+00:00 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 [...]