Getting involved with a local shelter or rescue is easier than you might think. While you may be familiar with the idea of volunteering at a shelter or fostering dogs, there’s a new way to give back that requires little to no commitment on your part: recycling cans for a local shelter! Now you can simultaneously help the environment and animals. Talk about a win-win!
Dog care can get expensive, especially if you have multiple dogs. The following are some tips and tricks from me and fellow dog lovers on how to save money in the long run on food, vet bills, boarding and other expenses. Please share your ideas in the comments.
1. Buy higher-quality items.
If you spend more up front on higher-quality items, you can usually end up saving over the long run because you won’t have to replace the items as often, if at all. A couple examples include high-quality dog beds, durable dog toys and high-end collars and leashes.
You want to make sure you and your dog are visible to drivers when you’re out and about, so the following are a couple of safety tips to keep in mind this fall.
This past Sunday, the dogIDs team joined in the fun during See Spot Run, Fargo’s 1st dog-friendly 5K. The event was put on by SoleMotion and sponsored by dogIDs, Swanson Health Products and nonprofit partner, Diamond In The Ruff Pet Rescue.
The event drew runners, walkers and dogs of all sizes. We had a great time watching the runners and their pooches, as well as meeting some adoptable dogs from Diamond In The Ruff.
The leaves are changing, temps are cooling and the pumpkin craze has begun. Fall is here! And that means Halloween isn’t far behind. Little children in costumes are adorable, but what’s even better than that? Pets in costumes.
I always try and dress my pets up somehow for Halloween, although two of my three won’t tolerate it for more than a second. If you have a pet that will tolerate being gussied up for this spooky cute day, getting a photo captured of that sweet (OK fine, upset) face is so worth it. Sure, you can go out and buy a costume at the store for your pup, but there are plenty of ways you can dress your pet at home. Here, we compiled a list of some creative and cute DIY Halloween costumes for your furry friends.
For this post, I thought I’d focus on puppies and when to start teaching them appropriate leash manners.
If you’ve recently adopted a puppy, you’re probably already teaching her the basics such as “sit.” But at what point should you start teaching your puppy to walk nicely on a leash?
I reached out to a professional dog trainer and asked for her tips on when and how she begins teaching a puppy to walk on a leash. Here’s what she had to say:
If you have a dog that snaps at your hand in a frantic attempt to get a treat, the following are some tips you can use to teach him to be more patient and gentle.
These are also good tips to try if you recently adopted a puppy. It’s much easier to start out by teaching good manners than it is to try correcting a problem later on.