Perks & Barks: Public vs Private Dog Parks

By | March 18th, 2016|dog boarding Austin, Dog Park, dog park austin, DogBoys|

I’m just going to say it: I am not a fan of dog parks. There, I said it. Here’s the reason: Typically, they are overrun with dogs with poor manners whose main exercise outlet is a weekly trip to the dog park. These dogs tend to be pushy and overly friendly. It’s not the dog’s [...]

7 Tips For Staying Sane As A Small Business Owner

By | February 2nd, 2016|dog boarding Austin, Dog Park, DogBoys, small business|

There are plenty of advantages and joys to owning your own business, especially if you get to work at or very near to your home. One of the big ones is never having to commute. It's nice that I can just walk back-and-forth to work. If I forget something at the office or vice versa, [...]

The 12 Dogs Of Christmas…in the Dog Park!

By | December 25th, 2015|adorable dogs, christmas, dog boarding, dog pictures, DogBoys|

Last week, I shared my personal account of our 3rd annual "Christmas In The Dog Park" celebration. I also tried to encapsulate the ups and downs of small business ownership into a single blog entry. I could probably start my own entirely separate blog about that subject, however I think I wrote a pretty good [...]

20 Years Of Owning A Small Business: The Ups & Downs

By | December 18th, 2015|dog boarding, DogBoys, family, small business|

This past weekend, we celebrated our 20th anniversary of being in business at DogBoy’s Dog Ranch. Being owners of a mom-and-pop small business, especially if you live on the property, there are a lot of ups and downs that come with being an entrepreneur. Over the course of 20 years, you tend to gain some [...]

Bonding With Your Dog and Building a Stronger Relationship

By | November 19th, 2015|Dog Fun, Dog Training, DogBoys|

We spend a lot of time talking about dog training and the benefits that it provides to dogs who are having behavior problems or issues. Many times, we have found that a strong and healthy relationship between a human and their dog equates to a balanced and well-behaved pet. Like any relationship, a certain amount [...]

Farewell DogBoy’s, Time to Turn the Page by Jay Robison

By | May 22nd, 2014|DogBoy's Family, DogBoy's Staff, DogBoys|

"All lives are stories," said Matt Smith in his last episode as The Doctor on Doctor Who, "just make sure yours is a good one." Over the last 8 and a half years, it has been my honor and privilege to have DogBoy’s as a part of my story, and it has been very good. [...]

DogBoy’s Private Dog Park: My Idea of Dog Heaven

By | March 27th, 2014|Dog Park, DogBoys, dogs, testimonials|

"I don't know that there was anyone more exited about the opening of Dogboy's Dog Park than I was! I've always had large dogs, and even though I would take them walking and jogging each day, I knew they needed more. I've previously taken advantage of public off leash areas, but was concerned with the [...]

The Magic of DogBoy’s: Bart’s Story

By | September 11th, 2013|Articles & Info, DogBoy's Family, DogBoy's Staff, DogBoys|

The magic? That feeling you get when you see or feel something that you can't explain. DogBoy's is just a name and it is just a place. The magic is in the people who work here. The "magic" started in the early 1990's. I was not feeling any magic at my job in advertising. They [...]

DogBoys Go Local Changes Start in April

By | March 28th, 2013|DogBoys, Training|

DogBoy's is a proud member of Go Local Austin, a great loyalty card, where you can get discounts at participating local businesses all over Austin.  In fact, Go Local cards work even at other cities where Go Local does business. DogBoy's participation discounts will be changing come April 1st (no foolin'), so we wanted to [...]

Santa Claws Is Coming To Town–Gift Ideas for Dogs and Dog Lovers

By | December 14th, 2010|Articles & Info, christmas, DogBoys, gift ideas, gifts, Uncategorized|

Christmas is coming, Kwanzaa starts December 26, and it’s probably not too late for a belated Hannukah gift. But the holidays always bring the dreaded question: what should I get for the special people or dogs on my list? In the spirit of the holidays, we here at DogBoy’s want to help with some gift [...]