DogBoy's Dog Blog

I Want My Dog to Stop...

Posted by Angelo Marinakis on Wed, Jul 1, 2015 @ 16:07 PM

I want my dog to stop barking and lunging at other dogs. I want my dog to stop eating the furniture. I want my dog to stop pulling me on leash. I want my dog to stop stealing food off the counter. The list of desired “stop doings” that I hear as a trainer every day has a common theme. That is, how do I stop my dog from basically acting like a dog? Dogs are dogs and they do things that a socialized human wouldn’t do. They bark, jump up, chew on things when they are bored, squabble with each other over desired resources, pull on their leash, etc. What we consider inappropriate behavior is very likely a totally reasonable course of action from a dog’s point of view.

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Topics: Training

Dog Training News: What's New in our Training Department

Posted by Angelo Marinakis on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:12 AM

Our trainers at DogBoy’s have been working incredibly hard over the last 6 months to revamp our programs. Since the end of June, we have developed a new focus on the importance of private training sessions. We believe that private dog training is one of the best ways that clients can receive individualized coaching to become better handlers for their dogs, whether working on basic training or on specific problem behaviors. Sessions can take place either at your home or at our training center. If you feel that private training is something you could benefit from please call or email the training department. We are here to help!

Our group training program has also received a significant overhaul and offers group training experiences ranging from Puppy Class and Foundations to Trick and Sport training and Behavior Modification. Both weekly classes and one day workshops are offered. Check out the group training page of our website for listings of all the classes scheduled for the 2015 winter quarter.

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Topics: Training, Dog Training, Board and Train

Can Your Dog Do This? Trick Training 101

Posted by Courtney Emken on Wed, Sep 3, 2014 @ 19:09 PM

“My dog doesn’t listen.”

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Topics: DogBoy's Staff, Training, Dog Training

Recall Basics - How Do I Get My Dog to Come When Called?

Posted by Angelo Marinakis on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 @ 09:08 AM

Coming when called (aka Recall) is an essential skill that all domestic dogs should possess. It can be extremely useful in day to day situations where redirecting a pooch out of the way of household foot traffic is required. Moreover, an effective recall can be lifesaving in outdoor situations where a distraction may draw a dog’s attention into unsafe circumstances with cars or reactive dogs. One would think that teaching a dog to come would be easy, yet many pups are seemingly oblivious to their human’s requests for attention. Why?

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Topics: Dog Safety, Training, Dog Training

Group Training at DogBoy's: Not Your Typical Obedience Class

Posted by Jana McSwain on Wed, Jul 2, 2014 @ 18:07 PM

Are you interested in some new training classes for you and your dog? Do you want a change from all the obedience work but still want to build nice, polite skills in your dog? Well, we have two classes starting soon that would be a great option for you!

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Topics: Training, Dog Training

The Benefits of Dog Training

Posted by Courtney Emken on Fri, May 9, 2014 @ 13:05 PM

When I was twelve years old, my parents decided it was time for me to have a dog of my own. I couldn’t be more excited! We went through the newspaper and found the perfect dog:a Wirehaired Fox Terrier. We were so excited to have this brand new family member, and yet we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into!

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Topics: Training, Dog Training

Safe Dog Play: Set Your Dog Up for Success

Posted by Courtney Emken on Tue, Oct 29, 2013 @ 08:10 AM

Dogs are Social...
Dogs are very social beings, not only with us but with other dogs as well. It’s important for our dogs to spend time with other dogs. By interacting with others, dogs get exercise, the ability to socialize, mental stimulation, and play can be just plain old fun. 

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Topics: Boarding, Training, Daycare, Dog Park

DogBoy's Upcoming Classes: Dog Training Austin, TX

Posted by Jana McSwain on Sat, Sep 21, 2013 @ 10:09 AM
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Topics: Training, Dog Training

How to Become a Customer at DogBoy's

Posted by Courtney Emken on Thu, Jun 6, 2013 @ 15:06 PM

Some pups just can't wait to get to the Ranch!  Follow these easy steps to becoming a customer at the best boarding, daycare and training facility in the Austin area:

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Topics: Boarding, Training, Daycare, Articles & Info

DogBoys Go Local Changes Start in April

Posted by Courtney Emken on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 @ 14:03 PM

DogBoy's is a proud member of Go Local Austin, a great loyalty card, where you can get discounts at participating local businesses all over Austin.  In fact, Go Local cards work even at other cities where Go Local does business.

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Topics: DogBoys, Training

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