Safety Guide: Citronella Collars And E-Collars ARE BAD For Your Dog

By | 2016-06-03T12:00:00+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|dog health, Dog Safety, Dog Training|

Most pet owners and trainers understand the serious danger of using shock collars on their dogs. They have tried several ways to find more humane alternatives. Just like any “get rich quick,” or “lose weight fast” tricks, these newer types of collars are not what they appear to be. It’s tempting to turn towards these devices [...]

Safety Guide: Bloat Can KILL Your Dog Quick

By | 2016-05-27T12:00:00+00:00 May 27th, 2016|dog boarding, Dog Safety|

What is Bloat, And How Do I Recognize The Symptoms In My Dog? Bloat is the second leading killer of dogs, with a mortality rate of nearly 50%. It is absolutely crucial that you understand the signs and symptoms to prevent injury or death arising from bloat. New pet owners may not have even heard [...]

“Should I Neuter or Spay My Dog?” 5 Reasons to Say YES!

By | 2016-11-11T17:40:24+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

Pet overpopulation is literally and figuratively a huge problem in the United States. Millions of adoptable pets are put down each year, and millions more flood animal shelters or live on the streets. Many of these animals are offspring of family pets that were unable to find homes. Neutering or spaying your dog is the best [...]

"Should I Neuter or Spay My Dog?" 5 Reasons to Say YES!

By | 2016-05-25T12:00:00+00:00 May 25th, 2016|dog boarding, dog health, Dog Safety|

Pet overpopulation is literally and figuratively a huge problem in the United States. Millions of adoptable pets are put down each year, and millions more flood animal shelters or live on the streets. Many of these animals are offspring of family pets that were unable to find homes. Neutering or spaying your dog is the best [...]

New Year’s Eve: Fireworks and Dogs DO NOT Mix

By | 2017-08-23T17:43:15+00:00 December 31st, 2015|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, Dog Safety, fireworks|

  New Year's Eve is such a fun time for a lot of people. They love to go out, watch the fireworks, and have a great time with all of their friends. For many dog owner’s, their dogs are their best friends, so they take their dog along to holiday festivities without hesitation, including to watch [...]

This is HOWLOWEEN! Dog Safety Tips

By | 2017-08-18T12:42:30+00:00 October 31st, 2014|Articles & Info, Dog Safety, holidays|

  Tonight is the big night! If you have a bumper sticker that reads “My other dog is a lion,” now is the time to prove it! Get out that fluffy mane and dangly tail and see how long your 4-legged friend will dress up in the Halloween spirit. It’s Trick-or-Treat time, and we all know [...]

Recall Basics – How Do I Get My Dog to Come When Called?

By | 2017-05-07T17:29:10+00:00 August 11th, 2014|Dog Safety, Dog Training, Training|

  Coming when called (aka Recall) is an essential skill that all domestic dogs should possess. It can be extremely useful in day to day situations where redirecting a pooch out of the way of household foot traffic is required. Moreover, an effective recall can be lifesaving in outdoor situations where a distraction may draw [...]

New App Dog Park Assistant – DogBoy’s Review

By | 2017-08-25T10:19:42+00:00 April 7th, 2014|Dog Friendly Austin, Dog Park, Dog Safety|

  Here at DogBoy's Dog Ranch, we live and love dogs so much, and we are thankful every day that we get to do this job.  In the early days of DogBoy's, things where very different than now, but very much the same still.  We use to say that we "create wild-domesticated dog packs", meaning [...]

8 Tips for a Great Dog Park Visit at DogBoy’s

By | 2017-08-25T10:26:45+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Dog Fun, Dog Park, Dog Safety|

  Visiting DogBoy's private dog park is a great way to spend some quality time with your dog. Whether visiting for a private reservation, or coming on the weekends as a dog park member, following these tips will help you have a safe visit and a fun time too! On Arrival:  Park in the Circle [...]

Xylitol – Great for Humans, Deadly for Dogs

By | 2017-05-07T17:22:13+00:00 January 8th, 2014|Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

  Not unlike parents, any dog owner is going to quickly become familiar with things that are toxic to dogs because just like kids, dogs love getting into things that are bad for them. It’s just a fact of life. Most of us know, for instance, to keep things like baker’s chocolate, antifreeze, and poinsettia [...]