Can My Dog Sleep On The Bed?

By | 2017-02-16T17:22:07+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX, Dog Wellness|

By Courtney Emken co-written by  Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP So many people tell us about how their dog sleeps in the bed with them. But is it okay? Surprisingly, this is not as simple a question as it may seem. For many, it feels natural and comforting to let their canine companion [...]

What Do I Do If My Dog Bites Someone?

By | 2017-02-07T20:41:37+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

By Courtney Emken co-written by  Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Dog bites are frightening ordeals for everyone involved. It can be difficult to stay focused and calm in the midst of all the panic, commotion, and confusion. As the owner of the biting dog, it’s your job to be prepared to resolve the [...]

My Dog Is Terrified Of Storms, What Do I Do?

By | 2017-02-06T00:50:28+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

By Courtney Emken co-written by  Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Storms can be pretty scary, for dogs and people alike. What keeps us calm is that we trust our homes will keep us safe. To many dogs, this doesn’t matter and provides no relief or shelter from the mental storm. While storm phobia [...]

How Do I Know If My Dog Has Allergies? And, What Do I Do?

By | 2017-02-06T00:49:12+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Austin, Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

By Courtney Emken co-written by  Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Dogs are just like us in so many ways: they like belly rubs, they take family photos, their brains are wired similarly….and they suffer from allergies. Luckily for all of us, there are plenty of solutions available for dog allergies. What To Look [...]

How to Stop Resource Guarding Behavior

By | 2017-01-25T01:30:19+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Trainers, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX|

co-written by Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Does your dog growl when you reach for her dinner bowl? Do they growl and snap at your spouse when they get into bed with you? These behaviors and others like them are often diagnosed by trainers as resource guarding behavior. Resource guarding is when dogs control [...]

What Bones Are Safe To Feed Your Dog?

By | 2017-05-05T14:15:25+00:00 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 [...]

I Have Allergies, Can I Get A Dog?

By | 2017-05-05T14:38:31+00:00 November 21st, 2016|dog owners, Dog Safety|

  Many dog lovers are cursed with pet allergies that get between them and their furry friends. While they may never grab a tissue for you, picking the right dog can help alleviate your allergies immensely. I’m living proof that you can have a life surrounded by dogs despite allergies. That’s right, the Ranch’s resident [...]

How Do I Keep My Dog Warm This Winter?

By | 2017-05-05T15:06:14+00:00 November 7th, 2016|cold weather, Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

  Dogs and humans are different. That’s a no brainer. I mean, just look at them! Most people, especially dog owners, understand that dogs act differently, think differently, and have completely different needs than we do. However, when it comes to warmth we might treat our pets more like people and less like dogs. Here’s [...]

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, [...]