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Safety Guide: 5 Easy Ways to Protect Your Dog From Overheating

Posted by Courtney Emken on Wed, Jul 13, 2016 @ 09:07 AM

It's the summer, yay! However, dog owners are faced with a difficult dilemma during this season:

On one hand, it’s absolutely vital that your dog gets outside to socialize with other dogs and humans. On the other hand, soaring summer temperatures cause dogs to become overheated rapidly.

Here’s our guide for how to handle the heat this summer.

Be Aware Of Your Dog’s Potential To Overheat

Certain dogs are at a much higher risk for overheating, and it can happen quickly if you’re not careful. These types of dogs must be monitored closely and their exercise and exposure must be regulated accordingly:

Even in the shade, dogs can easily overheat. Being obese or older increases the risk for heat stroke immensely, so it is incredibly important that you be careful with these dogs. Brachycephalic Dogs have a harder time controlling their temperature and staying cool because of their smaller snout. Some examples of dogs that are Brachycephalic include:

  • Boston Terriers
  • Bulldogs
  • Boxers

These breeds get hotter much faster than other dogs and you have to pay extra attention to them.

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Topics: Dog Safety, Dog Fun, Dog Friendly Austin

The Definitive Guide to Austin's Dog Friendly Businesses

Posted by Courtney Emken on Mon, Jul 11, 2016 @ 13:07 PM


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Topics: Dog Fun, Dog Friendly Austin, dog boarding

New App Dog Park Assistant - DogBoy's Review

Posted by Courtney Emken on Mon, Apr 7, 2014 @ 13:04 PM

Here at DogBoy's Dog Ranch, we live and love dogs so much, and we are thankful every day that we get to do this job.  In the early days of DogBoy's, things where very different than now, but very much the same still.  We use to say that we "create wild-domesticated dog packs", meaning we would pick our play groups to run the same way that wild packs or wolves would run their pack...with a heirarchical social structure.  Although we now know this isn't necessarily the true way dogs "run" together, the basic idea still stands. The dog world has changed A LOT in the last 25 years and even more in the last 10 years.  One of the biggest changes is the explosion of dog parks around the country, especially in the super-dog friendly cities like Austin and the surrounding areas.

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Topics: Dog Safety, Dog Friendly Austin, Dog Park

Top 10 Dog Friendly Things to Do in Austin

Posted by Courtney Emken on Tue, Jul 3, 2012 @ 09:07 AM

Austin is such a dog friendly city.  You could visit a new place with your dog every day of the year and never run out of fun things to do.  Here's our top 10 favorite dog friendly things to do in our capitol city.

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Topics: Dog Fun, Dog Friendly Austin

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