How to Stop Resource Guarding Behavior

By |2017-01-25T01:30:19+00:00January 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+00:00December 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+00:00November 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 [...]

How To Crate Train My Puppy

By |2017-05-05T14:38:27+00:00November 18th, 2016|Dog Training, Pup Academy|

  We’ve previously discussed why crates are like comfy caves for your dogs. Now we want to tell you how to properly crate train your puppy, so they fall in love with their little cave. Luckily, if you set the stage well and practice positive reinforcement, they’ll come to love it almost on their own! [...]

Treats Or Praise: What Does Your Dog Love More?

By |2017-05-05T15:03:23+00:00October 24th, 2016|Dog Behavior, Dog Training|

  Have you ever wondered whether your pooch loves your praise or that tasty treat more? Well a recent study seems to suggest that it may be a soothing voice that your dog really wants. But is that all? Let’s take a look at what the study has to say.   The Study: Dogs May [...]

Evil Cage vs. Comfy Cave: 5 Reasons to Crate Your Puppy

By |2017-07-08T14:41:24+00:00September 26th, 2016|Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

  Crates are “Comfy Caves” to your puppy, NOT the “Evil Cages” that they can be portrayed as. When crate training is done properly, there are tons of benefits it can provide for both dog and owner. While crate training may not work on the kids, here’s why you and your puppy will come to [...]

The Quick and Easy Guide To Agility Training For Dogs – Let’s Play!

By |2017-09-22T20:47:44+00:00August 23rd, 2016|Dog Fun, dog play, Dog Training|

  Agility was created in 1977 by John Varley as a spectator sport intended to fill downtime at dog competitions. Now, Agility has its own world championship and is the fastest growing dog sport in the United States. While any sport might seem intimidating at first, Agility is much easier to get into than you’d [...]

The 5 Easiest Tricks To Teach Your Dog

By |2017-08-15T16:24:27+00:00August 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 [...]

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 [...]

How To Fall In Love With Your Dog AGAIN

By |2017-08-23T17:07:25+00:00August 5th, 2016|dog bonding, dog owners, Dog Training|

  Bonding with your dog happens through training almost automatically. So, I thought writing this would be a cinch. However, after thinking through how our clients approach training, I realized a lot of dog owners and dog lovers get caught up in the how of training and not the why. It’s understandable, because we think [...]