We are excited to welcome our newest partner, Justin Nelson, to the dogIDs pack! Justin’s sewing shop is located right here in our hometown of Fargo, ND. This new partnership means your dog can enjoy the safety and comfort of a custom-embroidered nylon collar in a variety of bright colors, shipped quickly and conveniently to your mailbox!
We’ve all seen it, and maybe are even guilty of it ourselves: Driving down the road with a dog loose in the car, windows down, head out the window … or worse yet, sitting in the back cab of a pickup truck. It may seem harmless, especially when your dog loves to feel the breeze on his face, but the cost could be more than you’re willing to risk.
There are many dangers to this activity. Debris can strike a pup’s face outside, which can cause serious injury and costly medical bills. Ever been driving down the highway when a truck kicks up a rock on your windshield? Imagine that same rock hitting your dog. Not pretty.
What’s even scarier to me is that when a dog’s head is out the window, his front legs are often propped up on the armrest on that door. Some cars have those automatic window buttons right by his foot, and if he takes the wrong step, he may actually close the window on his neck.
Even worse still, if he tries jump out of the window, he could get stuck, or his leash or collar could get caught on something inside, leaving his body hanging or dragging outside, and at risk of chocking himself and great bodily injury if not death. Or if he makes it out, he is at great risk of getting struck by another car.
The following are some reasons why you may want to consider a harness for your dog.
He drools and sheds more than most, which means there is often crusty hair and drool stuck to his collar. He’s always dirty and loves to dive head first into any source of open mud or water.
Of course, I love my dog anyway, and one of our favorite things to do together is go to the beach so he can retrieve a tennis ball from the lake or ocean. Over the years, we have ruined several nylon collars due to this habit. They just never seem to get clean again after a day at the beach, and that “dog odor” is there for good.
If this sounds familiar, you may want to consider a waterproof collar for your dog.
The following is my interview with Jeff Graves, founder of KC Dog Runners in Kansas City.
KC Dog Runners is Kansas City’s first and only dog running company, and Jeff and his team of runners take dogs on running and walking sessions throughout the Kansas City area. They also offer a pet sitting service and a yard cleanup service.
Jeff has been using Mendota Slip Leads from dogIDs to run with his clients’ dogs, so I wanted to ask him a bit about his business and why he prefers this product.
There are tons of options for dog collars out there. We even have a large selection right here at dogIDs. You may think it doesn’t really matter what type of collar your dog has, or maybe the selection is overwhelming, so you just choose one at random.
To take a little of the mystery out of the myriad options, today we’re going to highlight one particular style of dog collars today: padded ones.
Christmastime is magical. I love everything about it. Well, everything but the cold temperatures. Snow can be so pretty, sweaters are so comfy, hot apple cider is so comforting, and trees, lights and decorations are oh so merry.
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday passed, chances are you’ve already begun—or maybe even completed—your holiday shopping. But did you remember the special animal in your life? Whether your own pet, a friend or family’s, an animal rescue or charity in need, or even just the crazy cat lady you know, shopping for animal gifts is so much fun.