DogBoy's Dog Blog

Staff Pick for May: Brake Fast Bowl for Dogs

Posted by Courtney Emken on Mon, May 19, 2014 @ 08:05 AM

Have you ever scarfed down a meal while you were in a hurry? I have, and my stomach usually doesn’t feel great afterwards. I can only imagine the same is true for my dog. You may have seen it already on our shelf: a bowl with three columns in it. It is not a weird new round Lego; it is a very cleverly designed bowl for the dog that inhales his food. 

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Topics: Gifts for Dog, Your Dog's Diet, Dog Food

Best Shampoos for Dogs

Posted by Jana McSwain on Mon, May 12, 2014 @ 10:05 AM

Ever wonder what shampoos we use here on the Ranch? Very often, we get questions from our clients, who really love the smell of our shampoo and want to know where to find it. We use two different shampoos here at DogBoy’s: Tropiclean’s SPA Pure Hypo shampoo and Cloudstar’s Buddy Wash 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner. We need high-quality products that are gentle on a dog’s skin for an affordable rate. Over the years we have tried out several different types of shampoos and have found that these two best fit our current needs. Both of the shampoos are soap free, use natural ingredients, and are gentle on dog’s skin and coats.

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Topics: Dog Wellness, Gifts for Dog, Grooming

DogBoy & DogGirl's Best Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers

Posted by Courtney Emken on Fri, Nov 29, 2013 @ 06:11 AM
Well, you've survived the Thanksgiving holiday (hopefully), your belly is full of turkey and cranberries, and you're finally getting a little downtime. Good for you! You deserve it. What could be better? What if you had the advice of a little elf, ready to help you plan out your Christmas shopping for all those dog lovers in your life? That would be pretty awesome, you say? Well DogBoy & DogGirl to the rescue! Here are our favorite recommendations for the dog lovers on your list:


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Topics: Gifts for Dog, gift ideas, christmas

Food Puzzle Toys & Dogs: A Winning Combination!

Posted by Alice Akridge on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 @ 08:08 AM

Food puzzle toys are a way of life here in the DogBoy’s Training Department.  Why do we advocate their use?  They are great for reducing anxiety and stress.  Puzzle toys give our dogs mental stimulation and allow them to problem solve.  Including food puzzle toys as part of your feeding routine also builds confidence for dogs that are shy. Using a puzzle toy instead of just a bowl slows down dogs that tend to inhale their supper.

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Topics: Gifts for Dog, Articles & Info, Dog Training

Dog Food & Toys & Treats, Oh My! Gifts for the Dogs on Your List

Posted by Courtney Emken on Fri, Oct 14, 2011 @ 02:10 AM
While boarding, daycare and training will always be our primary focus here at DogBoy's, we do our best to have a selection of quality food, treats, toys and food puzzles to keep you and your dogs happy. To make sure our wonderful two-legged and four-legged customers stay satisfied, we're always looking to try out new items on our shelves. Here's what's new this fall at DogBoy's:

DogBoy's branded treats and merchandise

"Life's uncertain--eat dessert first," a wise person once said. So we have to tell you about the most exciting new thing we have at DogBoy's--our very own branded treats and merchandise.  Supplied by Healthpro Nutrition, a maker of quality dog treats, DogBoy's brand treats come in turkey/sweet potato, cranberry/sweet potato, smoked salmon,  and peanut butter flavors.

You can show your DogBoy's pride by buying a leash with our familiar ranch dog silhouette logo. The leashes are six feet long and are made of sturdy nylon--perfect for walks or for use during a training class. We also are selling logo "leash links." They attach to the hand loop of a leash (they also make pretty good key rings), and are perfect for attaching accessories such as hand sanitizer, bug spray and cleanup bags. All of these leash accessories are also available here in the office. Be completely prepared for your next walk and do it in style!

New High Quality Foods

Diet is so important to us here at DogBoy's. From day one, we strive to educate our clients about how diet affects all aspects of a dog's life, especially when it comes to behavior and overall health.  And we know that our customers expect that when we offer dog food for sale, it will be food that meets our highest personal standards: free of fillers, and full of good protein, fruits, vegetables and other healthy ingredients. That's why we're excited to offer Life4K9 brand dry dog food, in both chicken and barley and lamb and barley varieties.  A number of our staff have tried it; Jay reports that his dogs Graham and Hoosier both love the chicken and barley formula.


Last, but certainly not least, we have some fun new toys for sale. We have a line of fun--and tough--stuffed toys from Mighty Dog Toys. From cows and goats to possums and beavers, we have animals for large and small dogs alike. From Sprocket Pet Goods comes P:ECO the Penguin. P:ECO is the green dog toy, made entirely from organic and recycled materials. It's the perfect toy for the green dog in your life.

Be sure to let us know how you like these new products. And if there's something we're not carrying that you'd like to see at DogBoy's, let us know that too!
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Topics: Gifts for Dog

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