“What Does My Dog Trainer Actually Think (about me & my dog)?”

By |2018-11-30T16:34:39+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Whitney Spence Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/XR6i1p5SFGE You likely wonder about what your dog is thinking all the time, but have you ever wondered what your dog trainer is thinking (about you or your dog)? We've got the answer for you! From our least favorite things clients say about their [...]

Dog Anxiety — Understanding your dog’s anxiety and how to help | Dog Training & Wellness

By |2018-11-08T00:28:33+00:00November 8th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Courtney Emken Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/sTnhjK86a2Y Got an anxious dog? There are lots of different causes for dog anxiety. We walk you through the causes, how to start helping your dog, and how you can begin changing your dog's emotional response to whatever is making them anxious. TRANSCRIPT: - [...]

Meet The Dog Trainer: Whitney Spence

By |2018-10-28T13:16:01+00:00October 26th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, Dog Training|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Whitney Spence Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/ly5ueCA5wQI Whitney Spence leads our "Tricks For Treats" Halloween Workshop. She is one of our trainers here at DogBoy's. Our training department manager Jen talks to her about why she became a dog trainer, what keeps her inspired, and the Sunday Workshop. Transcript: - [...]

Dog-Friendly Date Ideas: Deep in the Heart of Texas | Dog Training

By |2018-10-09T22:12:02+00:00October 10th, 2018|Dog Fun, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

Featuring Courtney Emken & Bart Emken, CPDT-KA Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/bQBBJroros0 Date nights (and days) are always so much fun!! But, what about those times when you want to bring the dog along too? We got you covered! Not only are these date ideas dog-friendly, but they can also be helpful training and [...]

What Group Class Should I Take With My Dog? | Dog Training

By |2018-10-02T00:31:59+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, Dog Training|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Courtney Emken Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/3ZVGqakISLo   Picking the right class for your dog can be overwhelming! DogBoy’s has all different kinds of classes and workshops that we teach, so knowing where to start can be challenging. We show you how to evaluate your dog’s social skills and abilities [...]

Common Dog Behavior Problems: Issues related to a lack of impulse control

By |2018-09-21T00:37:36+00:00September 21st, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Training|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Courtney Emken Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/CttB7mJIuF0 If your dog is counter surfing, jumping up on you or others, pushing past in a doorway, demand barking, and jumping out of a car before being released—watch this video! These are all common dog behavior problems that are related to lack of [...]

The Basic Process of Desensitization & Counterconditioning For Your Dog

By |2018-09-04T03:58:51+00:00September 4th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Training|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Courtney Emken Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/ylF1z_gp6B8 The basic process of desensitization and counterconditioning is a procedure that we use often with a variety of behaviors and issues. When a dog is "over threshold”—they are reacting to stimuli in an over-the-top, intense way. In this state, they’re not able to [...]

Learning to Work With Your Dog’s Conflict Appeasement Signals (and not work against them)

By |2018-08-17T01:47:29+00:00August 17th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Courtney Emken Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/gZUjIXUcC6c "Conflict Appeasement Signals", also known as "Stress Signals" or "Calming Signals", are used by all dogs to avoid conflict. Dogs use these conflict appeasement or stress signals, which are movements or sounds, to avoid conflict with us and with other dogs. Learning to [...]

How To Improve Your Dog’s Recall: Training for a reliable recall and emergency recalls

By |2018-08-07T17:19:35+00:00August 8th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Training|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Courtney Emken Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/mwAT5qeItCU   “Recall” is your dog’s ability to come consistently when called. Recall is not a natural behavior for dogs. It is something that we have to teach and practice and really reinforce and reward. Let us show you some pro tips, fun games, [...]

Resource Guarding Prevention 101: Understanding What Your Dog Values

By |2018-07-30T22:07:37+00:00July 30th, 2018|Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Training|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Courtney Emken Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/qkO03btsAZk Resource guarding is when an animal acts reactively, aggressively, or defensively over a valued resource. We see resource guarding in dogs when they feel anxious or stressed about either the approach of someone approaching their valuable resource or that resource might be taken [...]