Pet-Parent Relationships

Behind The Scenes – Puppy Photo Shoot

Today is National Puppy Day, and in honor of this great holiday we decided to put together a puppy photo shoot. You get the insider scoop on how it actually went! Below is a slideshow that will give you a feel of how we get the puppies together.

 

 

To get them to pose just how you want, there are a lot of treats involved, some good cuddles and tons of kisses! It takes a while for the puppies to get familiar with the process but after an hour they get the hang of it! Here is some information about the puppies that we had here for the shoot!

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What to Do if Your Dog Won’t Listen

What to do when your dog won't listen

We’ve all been there, right?

Maybe you’re ready to leave the dog park, so you call your dog to go home … only he doesn’t come when you call him. So frustrating!

Or maybe you ask him to sit during a walk when another dog is passing, and he absolutely refuses to sit.

Your dog probably knows commands like “come” and “sit” so why won’t he listen when it matters?

I’ll share some of my ideas, and then I’d love to hear from you too in the comments. [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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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

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

This 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!

Have ideas for our next video? Leave it in the comments below! 

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.

Is Tug of War a Safe Game to Play With Your Dog?

Man pulling stick from dogTug of War is a fun game between dogs or between a person and a dog. I play tug with my Lab mix Ace almost every day. He loves it!

But, my dog also growls and shakes the toy and gets overly excited at times, so I can see why some people might think tug encourages a little too much aggression. You may have even heard some people say you should always make sure to “win.”

I asked a few others for their thoughts on tug, and here’s what they had to say.

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The Top Dog Names of 2014

One of the best things about working at dogIDs is that you get to see all kinds of creative dog names go by. Whether you’re in engraving, shipping or talking with customers – you get to be exposed to a huge variety of dog names – for dogs of every breed, size and temperament!

We thought it would be fun to go back through the orders of 2014 and find out which dog names “reigned supreme” as the year’s top names.

Check out our results! [Read more…]