DogBoy’s Origin Story | Dog Behavior & Training | DogBoy’s DogVlog

By |January 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Featuring Courtney Emken & Bart Emken, CPDT-KA Concept by Courtney Emken   https://youtu.be/1vQlBcKclUI   We hope everyone had wonderful holidays and a very happy new year. We wanted to start off 2020 with a little something different, so Bart and I sat down and told the origin story and evolution of DogBoy’s Dog Ranch. [...]

Dog Training Tips: Recall Games – Recall Races | Dog Behavior & Training

By |December 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Whitney Spence, CPDT-KA Concept by Courtney Emken On your marks, get set, GOOO!! Next in our series on Recall Games is “Recall Races”! This game is great for doggie dates and multiple dog households. It builds on the everyday recall by working on the dog's “emergency recall”. This recall skill [...]

Dog Training & Wellness Programs | Dog Behavior & Training | DogBoy’s DogVlog

By |June 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Clara Scott, CPDT-KA Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/VDVUGq_AZBU   We offer several services through our Training & Wellness center, this is an overview of some of those programs and how they work. Check it out! Transcript: - Hi, this is Clara, and I'm Jen, and we're gonna tell you [...]

The Best Dog Training Books Recommended By Dog Trainers | Dog Training & Behavior

By |March 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Clara Scott, CPDT-KA Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/Xvz89JmLdao   There are so many dog training and behavior books available out there. Our certified dog trainers recommend the books they utilize the most and refer out to their clients for different issues dog owners face such as reactivity, wellness, and [...]

Raw Food & Homemade Dog Food Diets: Cooking For Your Dog 101 | Dog Training & Wellness

By |December 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Courtney Emken Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/oue2_8BBO9o   A popular trend amongst many dog owners has been the raw dog food or homemade dog food diets. Here are some different ideas that you can use for homemade and raw food diets to "cook" for your dog. Transcript: - So one [...]

Halloween Safety Tips For Dogs

By |October 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Featuring Jen Larson, KPA-CTP & Clara Scott Concept by Courtney Emken https://youtu.be/07wh05ffmZQ HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Halloween can be a pretty stressful night for dogs—doorbell ringing, lots of commotion, and SOOO many strangers—so we want to give you a few Halloween safety tips for your dogs. Enjoy and BE SAFE out there! TRANSCRIPT: - Hi, I'm Jen [...]

What Is Barrier Reactivity And How Do I Stop It?

By |March 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ KPA-CTP, and Bart Emken, CPDT-KA Reactivity comes in many forms. For some dogs, wearing a leash is all it takes to trigger the urge to lunge and bark. Some pups with react fiercely when other people approach their owners, or enter their homes. For others, they may get [...]

Does Ear Cropping Or Tail Docking Harm Dogs?

By |February 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​CPTD / KPA-CTP, and Bart Emken, CPTD-KA Many people might not recognize the dog breed in our header picture. If you guessed “Doberman,” then you’d be correct! Most Americans imagine Dobermans with tall ears and short tails, but these are actually unnatural features created by ear cropping and [...]

5 Tragic Mistakes People Make When Leaving Assets to Their Pets

By |January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

by Courtney Emken For many of us, our pets are members of the family.  And while many of us have planned for our pet’s care while we are alive, it is equally important to plan for our pets in the event our pet outlives us.  This is true whether you expect to outlive your pet, [...]

Why Positive Dog Training Always Works

By |December 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

By​ ​Courtney​ ​Emken co-written​ ​by​ ​​Jen​ ​Larson,​ ​KPA-CTP, and Amanda Ott Due to its popularization by the Monks of New Skete and The Dog Whisperer, dominance theory influenced training has often become pictured as the “traditional” or “old school” method of dog training. However, humans have actually been using positive reinforcement methods to train their [...]

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