Why Does My Dog Need Heartworm Control?

By | 2017-07-10T13:34:55+00:00 October 10th, 2016|dog health, Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

  No dog is safe from heartworms. It may sound sensational but any dog can get heartworms, and Texas is among the top ten states for heartworm infections. It is imperative that you understand how heartworms are transmitted, and how to protect your pet from them. What Causes Heartworms? Heartworms are caused by infected mosquitoes [...]

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

By | 2017-05-05T16:09:32+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 [...]

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 | 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 [...]

Risks & Rewards: Should I Get My Dog MicroChipped?

By | 2017-05-05T16:41:38+00:00 September 12th, 2016|dog health, Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

  Microchipping your dog can be the determining factor in whether your dog comes home safely after being lost. However, we know there’s a lot of hesitation that comes with putting your dog through any kind of invasive procedure. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to microchip your dog, this guide will [...]

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 Reasons Invisible Shock Collar Fences Are Hazardous To You & Your Dog

By | 2017-08-23T15:52:51+00:00 August 1st, 2016|dog boarding, dog care, Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

  Disclaimer: In this article we are discussing the use of invisible perimeter fences that shock dogs through an electronic collar. However, this is not a comment on the specific brand Invisible Fence. Also, we want to say that we understand why some people see a need for using invisible shock collar fences in some [...]

Choose Wisely: 3 Easy Steps to Picking the Right Dog Leash

By | 2017-08-23T15:55:16+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Dog Behavior, dog boarding, Dog Safety, Dog Training|

  Leashes are a necessity if you're a dog owner. Choosing the right leash is nearly as important as making sure you are feeding your dog the right food or getting them the right training. Almost every dog I know will chase anything new and exciting that moves, if given the opportunity. Sometimes that adorable [...]

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 [...]

4th Of July Safety: Dogs And Fireworks DO NOT Mix

By | 2017-05-05T17:41:57+00:00 July 2nd, 2016|Dog Behavior, dog owners, Dog Safety|

  This is a re-post (with some changes of course) of our article about the dangers of mixing Dogs and fireworks on New Year’s Eve and some ways to help. These all are equally true for Independence Day! Here’s our guide for keeping your dog safe and sound this July 4th. Independence Day is a [...]