Safety Guide: 5 Steps to “Puppy Proof” Your Home

By | 2017-05-05T16:27:14+00:00 August 29th, 2016|dog toys, Dog Wellness, Pup Academy, puppy training|

  It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of  getting a new puppy. However, it is incredibly important that you take precautions and prepare for their arrival beforehand. Puppies are at their most vulnerable age and pretty much need to be protected from everything (including themselves). Here’s how you can “puppy proof” your [...]

3 Easy Ways To Soothe Your Dog’s Upset Stomach

By | 2017-05-05T17:10:55+00:00 August 8th, 2016|dog care, Dog Food, dog health, Dog Wellness|

  The first step towards soothing your dog’s upset stomach is to pay close attention to their symptoms. Every situation is different, and requires different methods to remedy the problem. So make sure you are keenly aware of what symptoms your dog is displaying in addition to their upset stomach. Just like with human stomach [...]

3 Reasons Invisible Shock Collar Fences Are Hazardous To You & Your Dog

By | 2017-08-23T15:52:51+00:00 August 1st, 2016|dog boarding, dog care, Dog Safety, Dog Wellness|

  Disclaimer: In this article we are discussing the use of invisible perimeter fences that shock dogs through an electronic collar. However, this is not a comment on the specific brand Invisible Fence. Also, we want to say that we understand why some people see a need for using invisible shock collar fences in some [...]

3 Easy Ways to Stop Your Dog From Begging for Table Scraps

By | 2017-05-05T16:58:19+00:00 July 25th, 2016|dog care, dog diet, dog health, Dog Wellness|

  We’ve all had this problem before. Your dog gets a whiff of some tasty human food, and now they’re glued next to the table at dinner time. Whether their begging is cute or not, the table scraps your dog wants are often unhealthy and possibly dangerous for them to eat. Here’s how you can [...]

Safety Guide: Bloat Can KILL Your Dog Quick

By | 2016-11-11T17:40:23+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Dog Wellness, Uncategorized|

What is Bloat, And How Do I Recognize The Symptoms In My Dog? Bloat is the second leading killer of dogs, with a mortality rate of nearly 50%. It is absolutely crucial that you understand the signs and symptoms to prevent injury or death arising from bloat. New pet owners may not have even heard [...]

“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 [...]