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Telephone: (512) 537-2364
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Recent Posts: Training

Help Your Leash-Reactive Dog Find Peace On Leash!

August 23, 2011 | by Austin Dog Zone
Posted in Training
What does a leash-reactive dog look like? A dog that struggles with leash-reactivity often lunges and/or barks at other dogs while walking on a leash. He may rear up like a horse or begin to anxiously whine at the mere sight of another dog at a distance. His hackles may be raised. Leash-reactive dogs may […] [ Read More ]

A New Canvas: The Importance of Puppy Socialization

August 11, 2011 | by Austin Dog Zone
Posted in Training, Wellness
A puppy is like a new canvas. They are not blank slates due to genetic and environmental factors, but they still will need our help with navigating their world. Everything about them is new, which leaves them extremely impressionable to their experiences within the next several weeks. You may be asking, “When is it ok […] [ Read More ]

Motivate Your Dog: Think Outside of the Box!

August 6, 2011 | by Austin Dog Zone
Posted in Training
What does your dog get excited about? Food, walks, greeting people? Every dog adores something, often to its owner’s dismay. Chasing squirrels, digging in the dirt, jumping all over the furniture, you name it! My question is this: why is it that so many of these dogs’ favorite activities translate to trouble? I have found […] [ Read More ]

Doggone It!-Unrealistic Expectations

July 25, 2011 | by Austin Dog Zone
Posted in Our Lives With Dogs, Training
Once you have owned more than one dog, you start to see the individual differences between every single one. As humans, we have a way of comparing past experiences and relationships. “Our old dog NEVER barked at people.” “Rocky loves playing with other dogs, but Baxter is so shy!” “My neighbor’s dog loves to play […] [ Read More ]

How to Properly Break Up a Dog Fight

July 5, 2011 | by Austin Dog Zone
Posted in Training
First of all, we want to say that real dog fights are extremely dangerous and that we do not suggest attempting to break up a dog fight if you are alone. The risk of serious injury to you is far too great when dogs are in survival mode. However, we realize that you may be […] [ Read More ]

Keeping Canines Calm During Storms & Fireworks

June 27, 2011 | by Austin Dog Zone
Posted in Training, Wellness
4 Ways to Relieve & Reduce Your Dog’s Fears Sound phobias for dogs are often found in the sky; loud claps of thunder and exploding fireworks are effects that cause most of our canine companions to experience anywhere from a mild to moderate amount of stress. For others, these sounds may induce severe bouts of […] [ Read More ]