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

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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…]