DogBoy's Dog Blog

The 9 Most Relaxed Dog Breeds

Posted by Courtney Emken on Fri, Dec 30, 2016 @ 09:12 AM

We spend a lot of time helping clients understand the importance of picking a dog that is a good fit for them. When people are looking for their perfect pet, they usually want a dog that mirrors their own nature. If you’re energetic and a real go-getter, you might want an athletic dog who can keep up with you.

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Topics: dog behavior, dog breeds

How To Use A Clicker To Train A Dog

Posted by Courtney Emken on Mon, Dec 26, 2016 @ 09:12 AM

Using ‘clickers’ in animal training has been around since the 1940’s, but they didn’t catch on in popularity until recent years. In the 1990’s, Karen Pryor, one of the most respected figures in dog training, popularized their use as a positive training tool.

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Topics: Dog Training, Dog Trainers

What Bones Are Safe To Feed Your Dog?

Posted by Courtney Emken on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 @ 09:12 AM

Over thousands of years, dogs increasingly became human’s closest companions. Dogs helped early humans hunt, and in turn, they were rewarded with delicious, juicy bones.

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Topics: Dog Wellness, Dog Safety, Dog Food

How To Effectively Walk Your Dog

Posted by Courtney Emken on Tue, Dec 13, 2016 @ 09:12 AM

Walking our dogs is healthy for us and for our pets. Naturally, we dog owners will spend a ton of time walking our dogs, but is there a more effective way to do it?

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Topics: Dog Safety, Dog Fun, dog walk

5 Ways To Get Rid Of Doggie Bad Breath

Posted by Courtney Emken on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 @ 09:12 AM

We love our dogs, but that doesn’t mean we love dog breath. While it’s true that some breeds are naturally more prone to having bad breath, you can take steps to reduce most dog’s foul breath.

Here’s the DogBoy’s guide for healthier and fresher doggie breath!

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Topics: Dog Wellness, dog care

Aren’t All Austin Dog Trainers the Same?

Posted by Courtney Emken on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 @ 09:11 AM

It’s easy to assume that all Austin dog trainers might be cut from the same cloth. This couldn’t be farther from the truth!

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Topics: Dog Training, Dog Trainers, Dog training Austin

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

Posted by Courtney Emken on Fri, Nov 25, 2016 @ 09:11 AM

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.

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Topics: Dog Wellness, dog owners, dog anxiety

I Have Allergies, Can I Get A Dog?

Posted by Courtney Emken on Mon, Nov 21, 2016 @ 09:11 AM

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.

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Topics: Dog Safety, dog owners

How To Crate Train My Puppy

Posted by Courtney Emken on Fri, Nov 18, 2016 @ 09:11 AM

We’ve previously discussed why crates are like comfy caves for your dogs. Now we want to tell you how to properly crate train your puppy, so they fall in love with their little cave.

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Topics: Dog Training, Pup Academy

First Impressions: How To Safely Introduce Yourself To A New Dog

Posted by Courtney Emken on Mon, Nov 14, 2016 @ 09:11 AM

Everyone knows how important it is to make a good first impression. This counts just as much for our canine friends as it does for other humans. Just like us, dogs are social creatures. We need to know how to make a polite greeting for them too.

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Topics: Dog Wellness, dog behavior, dog anxiety

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