5 Easy Ways To Prep Your Puppy For The Real Big World

By | 2017-08-23T16:13:37+00:00 June 27th, 2016|dog boarding, Dog Training, dogs, Pup Academy, puppy training|

  You just got your brand new puppy, and you’re dying to show them off. Good news! Your puppy is excited too! They are curious about their new world and ready to explore. However, we all know the “real world” can be a dangerous place for a new puppy. Here’s our guide for making your [...]

How To: 3 Easy Steps To Introduce a New Dog to Your Current Dog(s)

By | 2017-05-05T17:55:19+00:00 June 20th, 2016|dog health, dog owners, Dog Training, dogs|

  Adding a new dog to your home can be a very exciting time. Usually the whole household is happy, but we often don’t think about introducing this new dog to our current one. They’re both dogs so they have to get along… right? Not necessarily. Here are some helpful tips for making some smooth [...]

Respect vs. Reward? Why Treats Are NOT Bribery

By | 2017-05-05T17:53:57+00:00 June 17th, 2016|dog care, dog health, Dog Training|

We’re doing something a little different for this blog post. We have a lot to say about this topic, but it’s all been said pretty well by the article linked below. However, this article uses some harsh language and could be taken the wrong way, so we ask that you please read our preface below [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Color Card Policy Updates: What You Need To Know

By | 2017-08-15T16:06:16+00:00 May 24th, 2016|dog boarding, Dog Training|

  Color Card Policy Update Effective June 1, 2016 Dear Dog Lovers, DogBoy's was created over 20 years ago so dogs could have a safe, fun place to play and board with other dogs. Recent changes in Austin, including the no-kill initiative (which we fully support!), have increased the numbers of orange and red card dogs we [...]

“When Should I Start Training My Puppy?” Hint: Sooner than you might think

By | 2017-05-05T18:21:11+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Dog Behavior, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX, puppy training|

  This is a commonly asked question by clients at DogBoy’s, and for good reason! Lingering misconceptions that come from the old days of training tell you to wait six months to a year before you begin. While that was true then, the current approach to dog training is more flexible and allows you start [...]

The Easiest Trip To The Vet EVER–Here’s How

By | 2017-05-05T18:09:38+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX|

  Does your dog love to going to the vet? I would expect if you’re reading this, the answer is probably no. What if I told you there was a way to make your dog love going to the vet and voluntarily submit to shots, injections, and other medical procedures without any fuss? I’m not [...]

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? [...]