Risks & Rewards: Should I Get My Dog MicroChipped?

By |2017-05-05T16:41:38+00:00September 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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 [...]

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

By |2016-06-03T12:00:00+00:00June 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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 [...]