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

By | 2017-02-06T00:49:12+00:00 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 | 2017-05-05T14:15:25+00:00 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 | 2017-05-05T14:17:36+00:00 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 | 2017-08-11T13:35:50+00:00 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 [...]

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

By | 2017-05-05T15:07:59+00:00 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 [...]

How Do I Keep My Dog Warm This Winter?

By | 2017-05-05T15:06:14+00:00 November 7th, 2016|cold weather, Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

  Dogs and humans are different. That’s a no brainer. I mean, just look at them! Most people, especially dog owners, understand that dogs act differently, think differently, and have completely different needs than we do. However, when it comes to warmth we might treat our pets more like people and less like dogs. Here’s [...]

Top 5 Easy Dog Treats For Halloween

By | 2017-05-05T15:41:00+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Dog Food, Dog Wellness|

  DogBoy's Top 5 Halloween Dog Treats: The ingredients in these treats are safe for your dog in these quantities. In case you’re thinking of adding your own touches, be sure to check our toxic food list and diet guide! Frozen Candy Corn Ingredients: 1 - 1 ½ cups plain non-fat yogurt 1 - 2 [...]

How To Combat Common Pet Odors

By | 2017-05-05T15:24:29+00:00 October 17th, 2016|dog care, dog health, Dog Wellness|

  Typically, a stinky pooch just needs a good bath to smell good again. However, many odors that dog lovers deal with on a daily basis are more difficult to remove, such as: Urine stains Dog breath Ear infection Skunk spray This post will discuss how to eliminate these lingering odors, instead of just concealing [...]

Why Does My Dog Need Heartworm Control?

By | 2017-07-10T13:34:55+00:00 October 10th, 2016|dog health, Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

  No dog is safe from heartworms. It may sound sensational but any dog can get heartworms, and Texas is among the top ten states for heartworm infections. It is imperative that you understand how heartworms are transmitted, and how to protect your pet from them. What Causes Heartworms? Heartworms are caused by infected mosquitoes [...]

4 Things Humans Do That Drive Dogs Crazy

By | 2017-08-15T16:08:39+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Dog Behavior, dog boarding, Dog Wellness|

  Humans do a lot of things that just drive dogs insane. We try to make our dogs act like humans, BUT they’re dogs. They won’t act, think, or be like humans anytime soon. So, it’s important for all of us to learn how they think, and be able to speak their language. Get ready [...]