Dozens of dogs and their parents got together at the West Fargo Parks Dog Show on Tuesday, August 13th for a fun night of friendly competition. The family event featured a search and rescue dog agility demonstration, a cutest puppy contest and various small and large dog contests. Pet parents showing their dogs ranged from preschool-aged children to grandparents. Dog breeds in attendance included Labs, Golden Retrievers, a hairless Chinese Crested and a Pub/Lab mix. [Read more...]
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:
I am a newlywed, which means everybody is asking when my husband and I are going to have kids. It’s a tough question to answer. Am I ready for children? Do I even want to have kids? Can’t our two cats and Boxer-mix dog be enough? They sure feel like kids to me, and truth be told, I usually prefer spending time with animals anyway. Not to mention the fact that we are still paying off debt, saving up to buy our first house and barely feel like we can keep our own lives on track, let alone be responsible for another human being! [Read more...]
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.
Pet 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...]
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.
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.
Lori tells us, “Ashley found out that Syrus was being transported to Fargo [Read more...]
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.
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.
The founder of The Loved DogTM training method, Tamar Geller, helped LA singles find love this summer at an event dogIDs was proud to be a part of. Must Love Dogs, hosted by JDate, brought together more than 150 singles at the Topanga Canyon private estate on June 30th. It was a great opportunity for people to find that special human to add to their lives, while making new furry friends as well. [Read more...]