Is Fostering a Dog Right For Me?

By |December 26th, 2017|Dog Behavior, Dog Fun, dog owners|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP, and Amanda Ott, CPDT-KA Sometimes you know you need a dog in your life, but aren’t sure whether you’re ready to adopt just yet. Adoption is an incredible commitment. You’re signing on to be an animal’s caretaker for the foreseeable future, and many of us simply aren’t [...]

Doggie Date Ideas in Austin, TX

By |February 14th, 2017|Dog Behavior, dog dates, Dog Fun, dog owners, Dog Wellness|

By Courtney Emken co-written by  Bart Emken, CPDT-KA & Jen Larson, KPA-CTP With Valentine’s Day right ahead of us, we wanted to share some of our favorite date spots in Austin. Of course, none of these places would’ve made our list if they weren’t great for canines too. We aren’t called DogBoy’s for nothing! Here’s [...]

Why Is My Dog Shy, and What Do I Do?

By |November 25th, 2016|dog anxiety, dog owners, Dog Wellness|

  While dog lovers tend to be more extroverted, many dogs are actually quite the opposite. At DogBoy’s, we like to affectionately call these dogs “wallflowers.” These dogs feel the most comfortable when out of the spotlight. So, how do we properly interact with our introverted dogs? Especially if we’re tempted to dogpile them with [...]

I Have Allergies, Can I Get A Dog?

By |November 21st, 2016|dog owners, Dog Safety|

  Many dog lovers are cursed with pet allergies that get between them and their furry friends. While they may never grab a tissue for you, picking the right dog can help alleviate your allergies immensely. I’m living proof that you can have a life surrounded by dogs despite allergies. That’s right, the Ranch’s resident [...]

How To Fall In Love With Your Dog AGAIN

By |August 5th, 2016|dog bonding, dog owners, Dog Training|

  Bonding with your dog happens through training almost automatically. So, I thought writing this would be a cinch. However, after thinking through how our clients approach training, I realized a lot of dog owners and dog lovers get caught up in the how of training and not the why. It’s understandable, because we think [...]

4th Of July Safety: Dogs And Fireworks DO NOT Mix

By |July 2nd, 2016|Dog Behavior, dog owners, Dog Safety|

  This is a re-post (with some changes of course) of our article about the dangers of mixing Dogs and fireworks on New Year’s Eve and some ways to help. These all are equally true for Independence Day! Here’s our guide for keeping your dog safe and sound this July 4th. Independence Day is a [...]

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

By |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 [...]

Pet or Partner? 38% of Americans Choose Their Dog Over Their Partner

By |January 13th, 2016|Dog Behavior, dog boarding, dog bonding, dog owners, dogs|

  As Americans, we are very proud of our independence, both as a nation and as individuals. So, it might not be that surprising that many dog-loving Americans have said, in a new poll, that they prefer their dog to their partner. The poll made a big splash on Huffington Post and other news outlets [...]

Dog Training: “There are too many options, what do I choose?”

By |October 30th, 2015|Dog Events, dog owners, Dog Trainers, Dog Training, Private Lessons, Pup Academy|

  When you are first thinking about training your dog, it’s very easy to get caught up in this cycle of questions: “Is dog training worth the money?” “My dog has no glaring behavior problems, why should I train them?” “What would me and my dog focus on in dog training?” “Does my dog really [...]

A Fresh Perspective on Dog Care

By |October 23rd, 2015|dog boarding, dog kennel, dog owners, Dog Park|

  The DogBoy’s difference is customer loyalty I wanted to take some time today to thank our customers, both human and canine, and our team. I had an experience that reaffirmed my belief that two key differences DogBoy’s Dog Ranch has over our competitors is customer loyalty and an incredibly knowledgeable and passionate staff. This [...]

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