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 [...]

What’s Wrong with Retractable Leashes?

By | 2017-05-07T17:44:31+00:00 November 25th, 2013|Dog Safety, Dog Training|

  There are so many options for leashes out there these days. As you can imagine, we see the whole gamut, from nylong to leather to flexi-lead, or retractable leashes. Retractable leashes have become a very popular item, often out of convenience, for dog owners. At DogBoy's Dog Ranch, we are not fans of the [...]

Holistic Alternative Flea Prevention for Dogs

By | 2013-07-29T12:00:00+00:00 July 29th, 2013|Dog Safety, Dog Wellness, Flea Prevention|

I have been avoiding putting my dog on any type of conventional flea preventative for a while. I do not personally agree with the harsh poisons found in them. They do, after all, KILL bugs and are thus pesticides. I’ve had a very hard time rationalizing their use, especially since my dog has remained flea [...]

DogBoy’s Cares about Heat Stress in Dogs

By | 2017-05-07T17:35:34+00:00 July 15th, 2013|Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

  We’re getting into the hottest part of the summer—the “dog days”—and the question I get more than any other at this time of year working the front desk is: “What do you do when it gets so hot to prevent heat stress in the dogs?” That’s a good question, especially since we’ve already seen [...]

DogBoy’s Dog Trainer teaches Dog Boys and Girls at Career Day

By | 2017-05-07T17:58:35+00:00 May 15th, 2013|Dog Safety, Dog Training, News & Press|

  There were lots of little dog boys and dog girls at Graham Elementary this past Friday! Jon Campbell, Alice Akridge, client Mark Kay Bode, and I presented for Career Day the 3rd year in a row. Graham Elementary is a National Blue Ribbon School  which means they have shown significant improvements in students’ academic [...]