How To Care For A Formerly Abused Dog

By | 2017-07-11T00:49:27+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Dog Behavior, Dog Wellness|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Bart Emken, CPDT-KA, Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP & Amanda Ott Last month we discussed how to spot and report pet abuse, but today we’d like to discuss taking the next step: fostering an abused dog. Here’s how to give these poor souls the tender love and care they’ve always deserved, but [...]

Keeping Your Dog Safe In The Summer Heat

By | 2017-06-14T18:08:40+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Bart Emken, CPDT-KA, Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP, and Amanda Ott. It’s that time of year again! The temperature is soaring as the sun bears down on Austin, Texas. Despite the heat, many people want to take their dog outdoors for some quality exercise like hiking, walking, or running. Here’s how you [...]

My Dog Had Puppies, What Do I Do?

By | 2017-06-02T10:18:07+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP, Bart Emken, CPDT-KA, & Amanda Ott DogBoy’s clients know that unless you are a reputable breeder, your dog shouldn’t be having puppies. Instead, they should be spayed or neutered. There are too many dogs dying in shelters and on the streets across the country, and we should [...]

How To Spot And Report Pet Abuse

By | 2017-07-07T12:24:22+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Bart Emken, CPDT-KA, Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP, and Amanda Ott We wish every dog could have a peaceful life with loving owners, but the unfortunate reality is that many dogs are neglected, ignored, and outright abused. We all have to be on alert for potential signs of abuse and know how [...]

Things To Do With Your Dog Indoors

By | 2017-05-05T13:27:29+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Dog Fun, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP What does an ice-cold winter, a boiling hot summer, and a storm-filled spring all have in common? —You probably don’t want to take your dog outside during them! While this may seem like bad news, here’s how you can keep your dog fit and stimulated without ever [...]

How To Care For A Senior Dog

By | 2017-04-20T20:31:09+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Dog Wellness|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP When dogs grow older, they require a different standard of care than before. While they may always be that playful puppy in our eyes, their wellness needs have changed entirely. Here’s our guide for helping your senior dog make the most out of their later days. #1 [...]

The 5 Worst Dog Collars And Harnesses

By | 2017-04-20T18:22:46+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP In the past, we’ve discussed the dangers of retractable leashes, and why we hate choke chains. And today, we want to share our list of the absolute worst collars and harnesses. The list ranges from aversive tools no one should EVER use, to ineffective equipment owners should [...]

What Is Kennel Cough? And How Do I Stop It?

By | 2017-04-17T00:24:33+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Dog Wellness|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP We have a tendency to worry about any little sneeze or cough our dogs have. Most of the time, it’s just allergies or a similar disturbance. But if it’s a persistent cough, with serious hacking involved, your dog may have something known as “Kennel Cough,” more accurately [...]

What Types Of Food Should I Feed My Puppy?

By | 2017-03-20T23:48:15+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Dog Wellness, Pup Academy|

By Courtney Emken co-written by  Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Congratulations, you’ve just gotten a new puppy! You’ve been reading up on how to crate train puppies, give them baths, and even where you can get them trained, excellent! But now you think: what the heck am I going to feed this frenzied [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Hire A “Balanced” Dog Trainer

By | 2017-03-17T02:47:12+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

By Courtney Emken co-written by  Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Recently, we’ve been hearing a lot about so-called “balanced” trainers, and we wanted to address why these dog trainers are the farthest thing from bringing “balance” into your dog’s life. We know a great deal about dog training and dog behavior, and we [...]