Common Fears in Dogs and How You Can Help

Common Fears in Dogs and How You Can Help

I fostered a dog last month who was scared to put her paws on different surfaces. Pavement and carpeted floors were no big deal, but tiles were scary and so was our kitchen floor!

In her case, I figured she just hadn’t been exposed to those kinds of surfaces early on in her life, and after a few days she realized they were safe.

Dogs develop all sorts of different fears, and I asked a couple of professionals for some of the most common fears they see dogs experiencing. [Read more…]

What do our customers really think?

What do our customers really think?At dogIDs, we’ve been customer-focused since day one. We know that we would not be able to do what we do without our customers and their love for their pets.

That’s why we LOVE hearing what our customers think about our products and their experience shopping with us. We are even more tickled when they leave us an awesome review and send us photos of their pooch.

Check out some of our favorite customer quotes and photos:

 

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4 Tips to Stop a Dog From Jumping

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Dogs love to greet their dog friends by jumping on one another. It’s a way for them to show affection. However, this is not exactly a polite way for dogs to greet people.

If you have a dog with a jumping habit, the following tips should help teach your dog a more appropriate way to greet his human friends.

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Why Spay or Neuter your Pet?

February is National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. It’s a month where we remind all pet owners that unless you are planning to become a responsible dog breeder, the best option is to spay/neuter your pet.

To shed some light on the subject, we created an infographic that shares all of the benefits that come from caring for your pet through a spay or neuter.

The Importance of Spaying or Neutering your Pet

Is Dog Daycare Right for Your Dog?

Is dog daycare right for your dog

Photo credit: Motley Zoo Animal Rescue

It’s hard not to feel guilty when you’re away at work all day and your dog is home alone.

On the other hand, most dogs just sleep when we’re gone, and they are very adaptable to our schedules, especially if they’re getting plenty of exercise and interaction while we’re home.

 

 

This post will go over how to decide if dog daycare is a good choice for your unique dog. I will also give some tips on how to choose the right daycare and how to prepare your dog for her first day. [Read more…]

dogIDs Wins “Happiest Company Award”

dogIDs Wins TINYpulse Happiest Company AwarddogIDs has been using TINYpulse’s employee feedback and engagement system over the past year. Their focus is “to make employees happier around the globe.”

We’re happy to report that based on our TINYpulse entries and surveys from the past year, dogIDs was awarded the “Happiest Company Award” for eCommerce & Retail. We’re honored both by TINYpulse’s recognition and by the fact that our own team members got us there with their positive engagement in our culture.

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6 Ways Dogs Show Affection to the People They Love

How dogs show affection

Photo credit Jesse Hoorelbeke, Fargo Monthly Magazine

People typically show affection to their dogs by talking with them, hanging out together, petting them, giving hugs, and so on.

Sometimes dogs appreciate our cuddles and kisses, and sometimes they just tolerate it!

But how do they show affection back?

Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I thought it would be fun to ask professional dog trainers how dogs typically show affection towards their owners. Here’s what they had to say.

How do dogs show affection?

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Sharing the Puppy Love this Valentine’s Day

Sharing the Puppy Love this Valentine's DaySharing the Puppy Love this Valentine's DayThis Valentine’s Day, we put together something special for our customers and followers. Maybe it will give you an idea for your loved ones or maybe it will just make you smile!

 

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Popular Dog Breeds (and Which Might Be Right for You!)

Popular Dog Breeds and Which Might be Right for YouIf you’re reading this, chances are you’re already a dog lover. But how much do you know about the various breeds out there? We wanted to find out which breeds were the most popular in the U.S., so we’ve compiled this list, based on information from the AKC and around the Internet. See how much you know about popular dog breeds! [Read more…]

Customer Memorial Story: Deborah and Smokey

Back in September, we talked about Pet Memorial Day and the ways pet parents can remember their four legged friends after they’ve passed away.Customer Memorializes Dog With Custom Collar

One of the things we love at dogIDs is hearing real life stories about our products being used by our dog-loving customers. Deborah was one of these customers.

“I wanted to thank you for this special Italian leather collar that you made for my boy Smokey. I bought it for him because he had gotten jumpy in reaction to noises, and the lack of jingling with this collar soothed him.Customer Memorializes Dog with Custom Leather Collar
Sadly he has crossed the Rainbow Bridge now. I worked with a leather smith who was able to alter the collar into this wonderful bracelet. Now I can have a memory of Smokey with me as often as I like.”

Customer Memorializes Dog With Custom Collar

Thanks Deborah for sharing your story and keeping Smokey’s memory alive!

Have you found creative ways to memorialize your pets? Share in the comments below.