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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Tips for Running With a Dog
Tips for running with a dog

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Thinking of running with your dog? Do you know how many dogs would be so jealous if they only knew? I’ve gone running with about 100 different dogs over the years through my dog running business, and here are my tips for running with your pup.

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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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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Pet Sitter
Tips for choosing the right pet sitter

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Hiring a professional pet sitter can be a great option. Some dogs don’t do well in a busy boarding kennel environment. They might not get along well with other dogs, or they might get too stressed out from all the barking. For those dogs, hiring a professional pet sitter allows them to stay in the comfort of their own home while receiving plenty of one-on-one attention and exercise.

But how do you go about finding the right pet sitter? Here are five tips.

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How to Set Your New Dog up for Good Behavior
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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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Dangerous Doggy Doo – Why You Need to Clean Up After Your Pet

Doggy-Doo-Free WalkYou take Fluffy out for an evening stroll, breathing in the fresh air and enjoying your sights and surroundings. Winding sidewalks, big trees, green bushes, squirrels scampering, children playing. Then, all of a sudden, you step on a landmine of doggy doo. Worse yet, Fluffy really wants to investigate these leftovers of another dog’s journey on this same path.

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What Kind of Dog Leash is Best?
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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 Cope With the Death of a Pet

National Pet Memorial DaySept. 8 is National Pet Memorial Day, and pet lovers around the country will be taking part in events to remember their pets. I am not a grief expert by any means, but if you have recently lost a pet, I’m so sorry. The following tips are written from one pet lover to another on how to emotionally cope with the death of a pet.

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Why Cats Should Wear ID Tags

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Pet ID tags aren’t just for dogs. You never know when your cat could get lost, so be on the safe side and make it easier for your cat to get home. Plenty of small pet ID tags are available here at dogIDs for small dogs, puppies and cats. The following are some reasons why your cat should never go without ID.

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How to Help a Fearful Dog at the Vet
Help a fearful dog at the vet

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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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