When and How To Properly Use A Muzzle On Your Dog

By | February 20th, 2017|Dog Behavior, dog boarding, Dog Safety, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

By Courtney Emken co-written by  Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Muzzles have become a bit controversial, and present a sort of appearance problem for dog owners. Many people assume they’re reserved specifically for reactive dogs who present a danger or bite risk to other dogs and people around them. In reality, THIS IS [...]

Can My Dog Sleep On The Bed?

By | February 17th, 2017|Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX, Dog Wellness|

By Courtney Emken co-written by  Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP So many people tell us about how their dog sleeps in the bed with them. But is it okay? Surprisingly, this is not as simple a question as it may seem. For many, it feels natural and comforting to let their canine companion [...]

Doggie Date Ideas in Austin, TX

By | February 14th, 2017|Dog Behavior, dog dates, Dog Fun, dog owners, Dog Wellness|

By Courtney Emken co-written by  Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP With Valentine’s Day right ahead of us, we wanted to share some of our favorite date spots in Austin. Of course, none of these places would’ve made our list if they weren’t great for canines too. We aren’t called DogBoy’s for nothing! Here’s [...]

What Do I Do If My Dog Bites Someone?

By | February 8th, 2017|Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

By Courtney Emken co-written by  Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Dog bites are frightening ordeals for everyone involved. It can be difficult to stay focused and calm in the midst of all the panic, commotion, and confusion. As the owner of the biting dog, it’s your job to be prepared to resolve the [...]

My Dog Is Terrified Of Storms, What Do I Do?

By | February 6th, 2017|Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

By Courtney Emken co-written by  Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Storms can be pretty scary, for dogs and people alike. What keeps us calm is that we trust our homes will keep us safe. To many dogs, this doesn’t matter and provides no relief or shelter from the mental storm. While storm phobia [...]

How Do I Know If My Dog Has Allergies? And, What Do I Do?

By | February 1st, 2017|Austin, Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

By Courtney Emken co-written by  Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Dogs are just like us in so many ways: they like belly rubs, they take family photos, their brains are wired similarly….and they suffer from allergies. Luckily for all of us, there are plenty of solutions available for dog allergies. What To Look [...]

What Bones Are Safe To Feed Your Dog?

By | December 19th, 2016|Dog Food, Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

  Over thousands of years, dogs increasingly became human’s closest companions. Dogs helped early humans hunt, and in turn, they were rewarded with delicious, juicy bones. Our dogs are not much different from their ancestors, at least in their love of bones. However, owners have to be careful these days, as not all bones are [...]

5 Ways To Get Rid Of Doggie Bad Breath

By | December 5th, 2016|dog care, Dog Wellness|

We love our dogs, but that doesn’t mean we love dog breath. While it’s true that some breeds are naturally more prone to having bad breath, you can take steps to reduce most dog’s foul breath. Here’s the DogBoy’s guide for healthier and fresher doggie breath!   #1 Give Your Dog Crunchy Treats Or Hard [...]

Why Is My Dog Shy, and What Do I Do?

By | November 25th, 2016|dog anxiety, dog owners, Dog Wellness|

While dog lovers tend to be more extroverted, many dogs are actually quite the opposite. At DogBoy’s, we like to affectionately call these dogs “wallflowers.” These dogs feel the most comfortable when out of the spotlight. So, how do we properly interact with our introverted dogs? Especially if we’re tempted to dogpile them with love [...]

First Impressions: How To Safely Introduce Yourself To A New Dog

By | November 14th, 2016|dog anxiety, Dog Behavior, Dog Wellness|

Everyone knows how important it is to make a good first impression. This counts just as much for our canine friends as it does for other humans. Just like us, dogs are social creatures. We need to know how to make a polite greeting for them too. Here’s how to ensure you don’t go barking [...]