5 Easy Ways To Prep Your Puppy For The Real Big World

By | 2017-08-23T16:13:37+00:00 June 27th, 2016|dog boarding, Dog Training, dogs, Pup Academy, puppy training|

  You just got your brand new puppy, and you’re dying to show them off. Good news! Your puppy is excited too! They are curious about their new world and ready to explore. However, we all know the “real world” can be a dangerous place for a new puppy. Here’s our guide for making your [...]

How To: 3 Easy Steps To Introduce a New Dog to Your Current Dog(s)

By | 2017-05-05T17:55:19+00:00 June 20th, 2016|dog health, dog owners, Dog Training, dogs|

  Adding a new dog to your home can be a very exciting time. Usually the whole household is happy, but we often don’t think about introducing this new dog to our current one. They’re both dogs so they have to get along… right? Not necessarily. Here are some helpful tips for making some smooth [...]

What Kind Of Dog Should I Get?

By | 2017-05-05T18:22:43+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|dog boarding, Dog Training, dogs, getting a new dog|

  This question gets asked a lot by friends and clients alike. The truth is, it’s a highly personal decision that requires careful consideration of many factors. Some of the factors to consider include your lifestyle, your level of activity, and what you're looking for in a canine companion. Here are a few tips that [...]

Top 10 Ideas for Doggy Date Night – Destination: Austin

By | 2017-08-23T17:18:17+00:00 April 1st, 2016|dog dates, Dog Fun, Dog Park, dog park austin, dogs|

  Plenty of people in Austin, TX take their dogs with them for doggy dates. Sometimes we go on doggy dates as play dates with friends' dogs, or romantic outings with significant others and their furry friends. We know how challenging it can be to come up with new and interesting date ideas. Making those [...]

15-point Checklist You Need Before Getting A New Dog Or Puppy

By | 2017-08-15T17:01:19+00:00 March 25th, 2016|dog adoption, dog boarding, dog boarding Austin, Dog Fun, Dog Trainers, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX, dogs, getting a new dog, New Dog|

  1. How Much Time Do You Have For A Dog? Before getting a dog, make sure you have the time for one. You should have a clear idea of your family’s activity level, and how much time you have to dedicate to training and enrichment activities. Examples of enrichment activities with your dog include: [...]

10 Ways To Connect With A Dog You Love Daily

By | 2017-08-23T17:11:02+00:00 March 11th, 2016|dog boarding, dog bonding, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX, dogs|

  So, you love your dog, and your dog loves you. Actually, your dog thinks you’re the bee’s-knees. Here’s the problem: Your day to day sometimes gets too busy to always connect with your dog. We get this question a lot from our customers: “What are some ways to connect with my dog on a [...]

Does My Dog Have OCD?

By | 2017-08-15T16:48:00+00:00 March 9th, 2016|canine compulsive disorder, Dog Behavior, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX, dogs, sick dogs|

  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a human anxiety disorder that causes those affected by it to disrupt their daily life by getting caught up in patterns. For example, the urge to turn the light on and off 33 times before you leave any room. It is not a very well understood disorder, and can be [...]

Dog Breeds and Behavior: Are they intricately linked?

By | 2017-08-23T17:13:11+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Dog Behavior, dog breeds, Dog Trainers, Dog Training, dogs|

  When this topic came across my desk to write for the DogBoy’s blog, I was very excited. This is a heavily discussed topic among professionals and the public alike, and it also frequently appears in the media. Back in November, I was lucky enough to attend the Pet Professional Guild’s very first Force Free [...]

Fence Fighting with Neighbor Dogs: How & Why to Stop It

By | 2017-08-23T15:49:43+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Dog Behavior, Dog Training, Dog Training Austin TX, dogs|

  Fence fighting between dogs is one of the most common nuisance behaviors that I talk to dog owners about. A lot of owners will shrug it off, insisting that “they just want to play”. Sometimes, that is true. We see it out here sometimes: Dogs will engage in fence fighting ferociously along the fence. [...]

Stressed Out or Anxious Dog? Try Giving Them Some Tea…

By | 2017-08-15T17:02:27+00:00 February 5th, 2016|dog anxiety, Dog Fun, dog stress, Dog Training, dogs, natural remedies, sick dogs|

  You might be thinking, “Give my dog tea? Have you lost your mind?” No, I haven’t lost my mind. Brewing certain types of teas in the correct amounts has been shown to help reduce anxiety in dogs. And, as you probably know very well, a relaxed dog makes for a more relaxed human. Giving [...]