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 [...]

How To Use A Clicker To Train A Dog

By | 2017-05-05T14:13:29+00:00 December 26th, 2016|Dog Trainers, Dog Training|

  Using ‘clickers’ in animal training has been around since the 1940’s, but they didn’t catch on in popularity until recent years. In the 1990’s, Karen Pryor, one of the most respected figures in dog training, popularized their use as a positive training tool. At DogBoy’s we incorporate clickers in our dog training, along with [...]

Aren’t All Austin Dog Trainers the Same?

By | 2017-05-05T14:51:51+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Dog Trainers, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX|

  It’s easy to assume that all Austin dog trainers might be cut from the same cloth. This couldn’t be farther from the truth! Austin has a diverse array of philosophies and practices when it comes to dog training. Here’s our guide to the Austin dog trainer scene to help you make the right choice [...]

The 5 Easiest Tricks To Teach Your Dog

By | 2017-08-15T16:24:27+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Dog Fun, Dog Trainers, Dog Training|

  Teaching your dog new tricks is fun, exciting, and incredibly rewarding. Training your dog is also the first step towards building a strong human-dog bond Here’s our guide for tricks that any beginner can teach. These are the building blocks of basic obedience and more. #1 Sit Sit is one of the first words [...]

YOU Determine How Much Dog Training Costs…Here’s Why.

By | 2017-08-24T10:27:10+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Dog Trainers, Dog Training, Uncategorized|

  The two questions I hear a lot from potential clients are: “how much will training cost?” and “how long will training take?”. These questions are not easy to answer, especially if I haven’t met your dog yet. Each dog has their own unique set of needs that makes giving a blanket answer nearly impossible. [...]

YOU Determine How Much Dog Training Costs…Here’s Why.

By | 2017-09-22T21:25:53+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Dog Trainers, Dog Training|

  The two questions I hear a lot from potential clients are: “how much will training cost?” and “how long will training take?”. These questions are not easy to answer, especially if I haven’t met your dog yet. Each dog has their own unique set of needs that makes giving a blanket answer nearly impossible. [...]

3 Life Skills EVERY Dog Needs To Know (Hint: This Helps You Too)

By | 2017-08-23T17:08:29+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Dog Behavior, dog boarding, dog bonding, Dog Trainers, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX|

  So your dog knows how to sit, down, stay, come when called, leave it, and walk on a loose leash. That's great. Those are extremely important foundational behaviors that all dogs should know, especially when you ask them to. But, what about the behaviors that we'd love our dogs to perform on their own? [...]

15-point Checklist You Need Before Getting A New Dog Or Puppy

By | 2017-08-15T17:01:19+00:00 March 25th, 2016|dog adoption, dog boarding, dog boarding Austin, Dog Fun, Dog Trainers, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX, dogs, getting a new dog, New Dog|

  1. How Much Time Do You Have For A Dog? Before getting a dog, make sure you have the time for one. You should have a clear idea of your family’s activity level, and how much time you have to dedicate to training and enrichment activities. Examples of enrichment activities with your dog include: [...]

Dog Breeds and Behavior: Are they intricately linked?

By | 2017-08-23T17:13:11+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Dog Behavior, dog breeds, Dog Trainers, Dog Training, dogs|

  When this topic came across my desk to write for the DogBoy’s blog, I was very excited. This is a heavily discussed topic among professionals and the public alike, and it also frequently appears in the media. Back in November, I was lucky enough to attend the Pet Professional Guild’s very first Force Free [...]

Snake Avoidance & Shock Collars DON’T MIX. Here’s What Works…

By | 2017-08-23T17:33:51+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Dog Trainers, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX, snake avoidance, workshops|

  Snakes are a big problem for dog owners in Texas. This isn't just a problem in rural areas. For people in urban areas there are also risks of dogs becoming victims to snake bites. Unfortunately, there are not many training options for snake avoidance without the use of aversive techniques like shock collars. Don't [...]