What If My Dog Doesn’t Do Well At Doggy Daycare?

By |August 21st, 2017|dog boarding, Dog Training|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Bart Emken, CPDT-KA, Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP, and Amanda Ott. We believe that DogBoy’s offers one of the most unique dog boarding and daycare experiences in the greater Austin area, but we understand that not every dog is ready to hang out at The Ranch. If you think your dog may [...]

Debunking Dog Myths: Are Pit Bulls Dangerous?

By |February 28th, 2017|Dog Behavior, dog boarding, dog breeds, Dog Safety, Dog Training, Dog Wellness, reactive dogs|

By Courtney Emken co-written by  Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Pit Bulls have more controversy surrounding them than any other dog breed. “Pit Bull” is actually an umbrella term that refers to a group of distinct breeds who share similar traits and characteristics. These breeds include: American Staffordshire Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier [...]

When and How To Properly Use A Muzzle On Your Dog

By |February 20th, 2017|Dog Behavior, dog boarding, Dog Safety, Dog Training, Dog Wellness|

By Courtney Emken co-written by  Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP Muzzles have become a bit controversial, and present a sort of appearance problem for dog owners. Many people assume they’re reserved specifically for reactive dogs who present a danger or bite risk to other dogs and people around them. In reality, THIS IS [...]

4 Things Humans Do That Drive Dogs Crazy

By |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 [...]

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

By |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 Rules For Giving Your Dog Treats

By |July 22nd, 2016|dog boarding, Dog Fun, Dog Training|

  It may be tempting to toss your dog a treat when you just want to show them some love. Unfortunately, if your dog isn’t working for their treat, then you’re missing out on valuable training time. Even worse, your dog may begin to expect treats and develop unwanted demanding behavior. Here’s our motto for [...]

Choose Wisely: 3 Easy Steps to Picking the Right Dog Leash

By |July 15th, 2016|Dog Behavior, dog boarding, Dog Safety, Dog Training|

  Leashes are a necessity if you're a dog owner. Choosing the right leash is nearly as important as making sure you are feeding your dog the right food or getting them the right training. Almost every dog I know will chase anything new and exciting that moves, if given the opportunity. Sometimes that adorable [...]

The Definitive Guide to Austin’s Dog Friendly Businesses

By |July 11th, 2016|dog boarding, Dog Friendly Austin, Dog Fun|

  We are always looking for new opportunities to strengthen the human-dog bond. We love sharing these ideas with our dog loving network through this blog, social media, email, and our smiling faces! In that spirit, I wanted to share a resource with all of you that another local business in town put together recently. [...]

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

By |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 [...]

Safety Guide: Bloat Can KILL Your Dog Quick

By |May 27th, 2016|dog boarding, Dog Safety|

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 [...]

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