What Kind of Dog Leash is Best?
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Nylon leashes available at dogIDs

We have a variety of dog leashes to choose from at dogIDs, but how do you know what type of leash is best for your dog? It’s a bit overwhelming! To help you decide, I’ll go over some options. Then you can decide what kind of leash is best for your dog.

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How to Cope With the Death of a Pet

National Pet Memorial DaySept. 8 is National Pet Memorial Day, and pet lovers around the country will be taking part in events to remember their pets. I am not a grief expert by any means, but if you have recently lost a pet, I’m so sorry. The following tips are written from one pet lover to another on how to emotionally cope with the death of a pet.

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Why Cats Should Wear ID Tags

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Pet ID tags aren’t just for dogs. You never know when your cat could get lost, so be on the safe side and make it easier for your cat to get home. Plenty of small pet ID tags are available here at dogIDs for small dogs, puppies and cats. The following are some reasons why your cat should never go without ID.

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How to Help a Fearful Dog at the Vet
Help a fearful dog at the vet

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Believe it or not, some dogs actually love the vet! It’s a place where they get treats, lots of attention, and they get to see other dogs. But for other dogs, the vet office can be a stressful, scary place. The following are some tips to help your dog’s vet experience go smoothly.

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Moving or traveling across the country with pets
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My husband and I recently moved from Fargo, N.D., to Solana Beach, Calif. Moving is stressful enough on its own but worse when you add kids or pets. We don’t have any human children, but we do have our three “fur babies” – a Lab mix and two cats. We’ve moved across town with them a few times, but that’s nothing compared to three 12-hour days of driving in one small car.

Here are some tips for moving or traveling across the country with pets:

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Potty Train an Adult Dog
Potty train an adult dog

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There are plenty of helpful guides out there on how to potty train your puppy. But what if you adopt an adult dog from a shelter? The dog may or may not be potty trained. The following are some tips to help set your adult dog up for success.

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Teach Big Dogs to Play Nicely With Small Dogs
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We all want our dogs of all sizes to get along, but sometimes the owners of small dogs can get (understandably) a little nervous about inviting bigger dogs to play. Here in Fargo, the dog parks are even divided up with an area for “big dogs” and an area for “small dogs.” The following are some ideas to help your dog (no matter her size) get along with larger and smaller dogs.

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How to Foster a Dog
How to foster a dog

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Dog lovers are always looking for ways to help homeless pets. While adoption is out of the question for some of us, perhaps fostering a dog could be an option. Fostering a dog means you provide the dog with a temporary home until the dog gets adopted. The following are some tips to help you get started with fostering a dog.

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Reasons to Buy a Personalized Dog Leash
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Embroidered leash from dogIDs.com

Personalized dog collars and leashes are a specialty at dogIDs. But you might be wondering, why the heck would I need a personalized leash? The following are reasons why you might want to swap out your dog’s old leash for a new, personalized option.

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Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe at the Lake
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Surf and Turf life jacket at dogIDs.com

As we head into the Fourth of July holiday, lots of dogs will be traveling to various lakes and beaches with their families. While the dogs swim, run, play fetch and chase squirrels, it’s important for dog owners to keep some safety tips in mind. The following are some ideas to help keep your dog safe at the lake this summer.

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