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 | 2017-08-24T09:32:37+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 [...]

Are Rawhide Bones Safe For My Dog To Eat?

By | 2017-03-08T13:20:41+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Dog Behavior, dog feeding, Dog Food, Dog Safety, dog toys, Dog Wellness|

By Courtney Emken co-written by  Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Rawhides are one of the most popular dog treats on the market. You can find them in all the big-box pet stores, and many other pet-supply shops. Naturally, tons of owners assume this means these bones are completely harmless. Unfortunately, this isn’t the [...]

Debunking Dog Myths: Are Pit Bulls Dangerous?

By | 2017-03-06T01:49:39+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Dog Behavior, dog boarding, dog breeds, Dog Safety, Dog Training, Dog Wellness, reactive dogs|

By Courtney Emken co-written by  Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Pit Bulls have more controversy surrounding them than any other dog breed. “Pit Bull” is actually an umbrella term that refers to a group of distinct breeds who share similar traits and characteristics. These breeds include: American Staffordshire Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier [...]