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

Posted by Meggan Porter, KPA-CTP CPDT-KA on Fri, Oct 30, 2015 @ 18:10 PM

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 need dog training?”
  • “There’s too many options, where do I even start?”


It can be difficult to figure out the answers to these questions, for your specific situation, by scouring Google, Yelp, and other internet resources for answers. Even if you do have a specific goal with your dog, where should you start? It can be tricky to make the right choice. The good news is, this week we are going to walk you through the different training service options we offer at DogBoy’s Dog Ranch to help you answer that very question.

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Topics: Dog Training, Dog Events, dog owners, Pup Academy, Dog Trainers, Private Lessons

DogBoy's Gives Back: 3rd Annual Paws for the Cause Dog Wash

Posted by Jana McSwain on Mon, Oct 6, 2014 @ 15:10 PM

It is that time of year again! Join us on Sunday, October 12th, 2014 for our Paws for the Cause dog wash!

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Topics: Grooming, events, Dog Events, local

DogBoy's Supports Komen Austin with Dog Wash

Posted by Jana McSwain on Mon, Sep 23, 2013 @ 09:09 AM

Your clean pup can save a life! Join us on Sunday, October 6th, 2013, for our second annual Paws for the Cause Dog Wash, a fundraiser that is near and dear to our hearts. We'll be kicking-off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by washing dogs all day to raise money for the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen

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Topics: Dog Events, Austin

Become a DogBoy's Ambassador

Posted by Community User on Mon, Nov 14, 2011 @ 07:11 AM
As the holiday season approaches, Noodle and I have been talking about how grateful we are to have so many wonderful people and pups in our lives.  We love seeing all of your warm smiles and wagging tails, and we want to think of ways to thank you for all you do to keep the DogBoy's family alive and well.  Noodle had an amazing idea, and I want to share it with you.

We want to invite you to become a special part of the DogBoy's community - an elite group of dog-loving ambassadors who want to be a part of building the future of DogBoy's services and products.  You can be an integral part of growing DogBoy's the way you want to see it grow.  Do you ever walk into a restaurant or other local business and think to yourself, "This place would be so great if they asked me what I think and what I would do differently"?  I know I do.  Well I am here today to invite you to do just that.

We're going to create a Facebook group of DogBoy's Ambassadors, with only those of you who want to actively be a part of giving input about what you want for your dog.  We want to be a part of providing that for you, so please, contact me and tell me you want to be an official DogBoy's Ambassador.

We're also going to have a special Holiday Open House this year to say thank you in person. Come celebrate the season with us on Friday, December 9th from 6-8 pm at the TWC.  We will have yummy homemade appetizers and adult beverages, invite local vets and our wellness practitioners, and have wonderful door prizes to give away.  This party is just for humans, but we will have presents for you to take home to your pups!  Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

For our Christmas boarders, we will be celebrating the holidays again this year with our Second Annual Santa Paws! Purchase any retail item from DogBoy's, and we'll wrap it and open it with your dog on Christmas Eve.  Last year we had so many presents under the tree!  If you are boarding over the Christmas holiday and would like to participate in this fun event, just purchase a gift and leave it with the front desk.  We'll make sure it gets labeled and to your pup, and will hopefully get a good picture or two of the fun, which we will gladly share with you after the holiday.

For those of you who have been patiently waiting for our Private Dog Park, we are almost ready!  We are in the process of ordering the signage and making the final arrangements.  We hope to be open by the first of the year.  We will have an official Dog Park Open House in February.  Thank you so much for your patience!

Enjoy this beautiful weather, give that pup of yours a belly rub, and we hope to see you or hear from you soon!

With joy,

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Topics: Articles & Info, dog boarding, Dog Events, News & Press, Wellness Facility

True Blue Leadership - Book Signing Tuesday September 27th

Posted by Community User on Mon, Sep 26, 2011 @ 05:09 AM
Noodle, I believe it's story time!

Once upon a time, there was a short-legged, furry little Aussie Basset mix named Mr. Blue. A blue dapple guy with a friendly face, Mr. Blue loved coming to DogBoy's to run and play, and to show other dogs how to play nicely too. Blue was a great leader in playgroup - a True Blue leader, if you will.  He made sure all the other dogs minded their manners, and didn't get snarky if he had a bad day. Tracey, his mom, loved the days he came to DogBoy's as well, because that meant that she could focus on her work and Mr. Blue would come home tired and happy at the end of the day.

One day though, Tracey got a job in another state. We were so sad to see them go, but we knew Mr. Blue would go on to do great things no matter where he lived.  Turns out that when they went away, Mr. Blue got so inspired that he decided to write a book - and True Blue Leadership was born.

Tracey and Blue authored True Blue Leadership—The Top 10 Tricks from the Chief Motivational Hound, a leadership bookwritten from the perspective of her 10 year-old rescue dog, Mr.Blue.  Tracey's book is inspired by her father, the late Charlie "Tremendous" Jones.

Please join us Tuesday, September 27th from 4-6 pm at DogBoy's Training & Wellness Center for Mr. Blue's  True Blue Leadership - Stop Playing Dead Tour. It will be a fun evening of festivities, a book signing (paw print!) by Mr. Blue himself, and a pawtography photo opp. Come meet Mr. Blue and his mom Tracey, and see what all the awesomeness is about. A portion of the proceeds from this special evening will be donated to the Austin Humane Society.

Watch Mr. Blue's Video

To find out more, visit Tremendous Life Books on Facebook, or email DogGirl.  Hope to see you this week at the event!

And they lived happily ever after.

Stay cool, and see you soon!


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Topics: Articles & Info, Dog Events, News & Press

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