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Should You Kennel Train Your Dog?

Dog kennel at dogIDs

Soft side dog crate available at dogIDs

When you adopt a new dog, everyone you talk to will give you unsolicited training advice. Visit the dog park/don’t visit the dog park. Use a slip collar/don’t use a slip collar. It’s a lot of conflicting information to work through! When it comes to kennel training a dog, you will also hear a variety of opinions, and it’s hard to know what to do.

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Safety Tips for the Dog Park

Safety tips for the dog parkDogs and their owners often love the dog park! However, sometimes one poor experience at the dog park can make a dog fearful or aggressive during future visits. The following are some tips to help keep the dog park a safe and positive place for you and your dog. Feel free to share your own safety tips in the comments.

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How to Teach a Dog to Stay With Distractions

DaphneTeaching a dog to stay in real-world situations like out on a walk can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-time dog owner. The following are some tips for teaching a dog to stay reliably, even with distractions. For those of you with experience, please share your own tips and ideas on how you teach a dog to stay.

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How to Set Your New Dog up for Good Behavior

Pixie the border collie

Photo: Lindsay Stordahl

If you’re adopting a new dog, it’s so important to set the dog up for good behavior in your home. This post will help you learn how to prevent unwanted behavior like accidents and fights by controlling the dog’s options. These tips can also be applied if you plan to foster or pet sit a dog in your home. Prevention goes such a long way!

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What Kind of Dog Leash is Best?

Nylon leashes

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 Help a Fearful Dog at the Vet

Help a fearful dog at the vet

Photo: Lindsay Stordahl

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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Potty Train an Adult Dog

Potty train an adult dog

Photo: Lindsay Stordahl

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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Dog Dock Jumping: How to Join the Fun

Daisy Birkeland Super LaunchPet parents have probably always had fun throwing toys off docks for their dogs to retrieve. It’s a great way to enjoy time with your furry friend. This summer activity of dog dock jumping turned into a sport at a Purina event in 1997. Then in 2008, the United Kennel Club added dock jumping as a recognized sport. Dogs can now get UKC titles by competing in dock distance or height jumping. Now in 2013, there are large, organized and smaller, local dock jumping events and competitions across the United States. Six years after the widely agreed upon “beginning” of this sport, dock jumping teams travel the country to compete and new pet parents are wondering how to join the fun. [Read more…]

Meet Syrus : Newest Member of the dogIDs Team!

Syrus in his Soft Grip Collar

Sryus in his dogIDs Waterproof Soft Grip ScruffTag Personalized Dog Collar

This summer, dogIDs owners Lori and Clint Howitz added a new furry friend to their family – and so did the dogIDs team! Meet Syrus, the Great Dane. He’s about six-months old and weighs 90 pounds.

Syrus was found wandering the streets of Grand Forks, ND and was held at the dog pound in Grand Forks for a week, but never claimed. 4 Luv of Dog Rescue took him in to try and find him a new home. Ashley Farkas, dogIDs Merchandising Manager, is also a long-time volunteer of 4 Luv of Dog Rescue in Fargo, ND.

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How to Safely Introduce Dogs

How to introduce dogs

Photo: Lindsay Stordahl

“Don’t worry. He’s good with other dogs.”

I’m sure you’ve heard that statement before. But some dog owners forget that just because a dog is good with one dog doesn’t mean he’s good with all dogs. Sometimes certain personalities or energy levels don’t mix. This post includes some safety reminders on how to introduce two dogs for a walk or playdate.

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