“Should I Neuter or Spay My Dog?” 5 Reasons to Say YES!

By | 2016-11-11T17:40:24+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

Pet overpopulation is literally and figuratively a huge problem in the United States. Millions of adoptable pets are put down each year, and millions more flood animal shelters or live on the streets. Many of these animals are offspring of family pets that were unable to find homes. Neutering or spaying your dog is the best [...]

Quick Dog Tips: “Am I Feeding My Dog Too Much?”

By | 2016-11-11T17:40:24+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Dog Wellness|

Figuring out how much to feed your dog is something that many dog owners struggle with. Dogs are great at convincing us that they are starving to death using those big puppy eyes. It’s very tempting to cave in and give them more food. But, you have to be careful about how much you feed your [...]

Quick Dog Tips: "Am I Feeding My Dog Too Much?"

By | 2016-05-16T12:00:00+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Dog Behavior, dog diet, Dog Wellness|

Figuring out how much to feed your dog is something that many dog owners struggle with. Dogs are great at convincing us that they are starving to death using those big puppy eyes. It’s very tempting to cave in and give them more food. But, you have to be careful about how much you feed your [...]

“What Foods Should I Feed My Dog?”– Hint: DON’T ask the vet

By | 2017-08-23T17:20:26+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Dog Behavior, dog diet, dog health, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

  It’s Between You and Your Dog Deciding what to feed your dog is a very personal decision. At DogBoys, we see everything from people cooking every meal for their dog, to dogs that are on a raw food diet, or even dogs that eat some bottom of the barrel brand their whole life and [...]

The Top 5 Reasons You Should NEVER Use Prong Collars

By | 2017-08-24T09:39:53+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Dog Behavior, dog care, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX, Dog Wellness|

There are lots of aversive training tools out there, and pinch or prong collars are among my least favorite. Prong collars have metal spikes turned inward that pinch a dog's neck. If used inappropriately, they can actually put holes in a dog’s skin and cause major damage to a dog's neck. A lot of people [...]

4 Things All Dog Owners Need To Hear

By | 2017-08-23T17:03:12+00:00 October 13th, 2015|dog boarding, dog boarding Austin, Dog Food, Dog Wellness|

  This story begins like many of my days. I’m standing in the office and a customer comes in to pick up his dog who had been evaluated for the very first time. The dog was...we might call her an old Golden Retriever (breed changed to protect the innocent). She was a beautiful and very [...]

Estate Planning for Your Pets: Plan Ahead for Your Pet’s Safety

By | 2017-08-23T19:10:17+00:00 June 30th, 2014|Dog Wellness, pet safety|

  Most people with pets assume their furry friends will be taken care of when they pass away. I mean, wouldn't you assume that you will outlive your pet? In most cases, the answer is yes, but definitely not in all cases. If the unthinkable happens, and your pet outlives YOU, do you have a [...]

Best Shampoos for Dogs

By | 2017-08-23T19:08:25+00:00 May 12th, 2014|Dog Wellness, Gifts for Dog, Grooming|

  Ever wonder what shampoos we use here on the Ranch? Very often, we get questions from our clients, who really love the smell of our shampoo and want to know where to find it. We use two different shampoos here at DogBoy’s: Tropiclean’s SPA Pure Hypo shampoo and Cloudstar’s Buddy Wash 2-in-1 shampoo and [...]

Xylitol – Great for Humans, Deadly for Dogs

By | 2017-05-07T17:22:13+00:00 January 8th, 2014|Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

  Not unlike parents, any dog owner is going to quickly become familiar with things that are toxic to dogs because just like kids, dogs love getting into things that are bad for them. It’s just a fact of life. Most of us know, for instance, to keep things like baker’s chocolate, antifreeze, and poinsettia [...]

Keep Your Dog Safe In the Cold

By | 2017-08-23T16:51:12+00:00 January 2nd, 2014|Articles & Info, Boarding, cold weather, Daycare, Dog Wellness, Doggy Daycare|

  This is a repost of an article we printed in 2011. The info is still important to remember each and every winter - Enjoy! One of my cousins lives in Fairbanks, Alaska, where her Air Force husband is currently stationed, and she was joking to me recently how a 35 degree day felt like [...]