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How To Put On A Dog Harness Correctly
Using a Step-In Dog HarnessA nylon dog harness is something every dog should have. They are a great tool to use when walking with your pet. Here are instructions on How To Put On A Dog Harness Correctly.Before we start... Do you have a step-in harness? No? Check out our variety of harness at dogIDs here. Our step-in harness is available in an embroidered style or with a personalized…
How to Stop Your Dog From Barking When Home Alone
When I first adopted my dog Ace, he would bark for 20 minutes every time I left for work (those high-pitched, annoying yips!). This was stressful for me, because I lived in an apartment at the time and didn’t want my new dog to cause problems with my neighbors. I remember asking a friend what I should do, and she said not to worry. She believed my dog would adjust just fine to my routine in a fe…
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Service Dogs Change Lives of Dogs for the Better
Service Dogs Change Lives of Dogs for the BetterService dogs are vital in the lives of numerous people with different disabilities. We came across an article that featured a special service dog to help people with autism.Sawyer Hamilton, a teenager with autism in Utah, uses an autism assistance dog provided by Canine Companions for Independence(CCI), a nonprofit organization in Cali…
What does your dog really want for a holiday gift?
Just for fun, I asked a couple of dog owners what they think their dogs might really want for a holiday gift this year.Here’s what they had to say:Charlotte the Yorkie & Pippa the Yorkie mix“Pippa would love food, food and more food!” said Emily Lyons about her Yorkie/Maltese mix (pictured above, right).Charlotte, on the other hand, would love a sling-type puppy carrier.“She constantly wants to be…
How to Care for Your Dog’s Paws in Winter Weather
Depending on where you live, you may need to consider extra care for your dog’s paws in winter months. For example, winter weather can cause cracked or dry paws. Plus, some dogs are sensitive to the cold, snow and ice on their feet. For these reasons, I reached out to two veterinarians to get their advice on winter paw care. Should your pup wear dog boots? I wrote a whole post on dog b…
How To Pick The Right Collar For A Christmas Gift
Thinking about giving the pet enthusiast on your Christmas list a new collar for their dog or cat? Follow this guide to help you choose the best collar:Choosing the Right CollarKnow the pet’s personality. Is the pet active? Is it a boy, or is it a girl? Does the dog spend a lot of time outside or inside? All of these factors will help you figure out the right size, color, and material.Pick a price…
3 Basic Questions to Ask Before Giving A Pet This Christmas
Before Giving A Pet for ChristmasWhile an animal might seem like the ultimate Christmas gift, there’s quite a few things to consider before buying a dog or cat.1. Is the recipient a child or an adult?If you’re planning to give a child a pet, it’s important to recognize that the primary caretaker of the dog or cat will likely be the child’s parents. If the animal is for your own son or daughter, ar…
Are Table Scraps O.K. For Your Dog To Eat?
If I were a dog, I would take full advantage of the holiday season.Lots of people = lots of food = lots of opportunity for table scraps!Unfortunately, I’m not a dog, which means I should probably pay closer attention to what my furry friends chow down on this Christmas.Eat This, Not ThatEven though your pets likely won’t be harmed by consumption of some of these foods, it’s important to remember t…
Benefits of Spaying or Neutering 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.Spaying or Neutering Your Pet Having…
Is Dog Daycare Right for Your Dog?
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…
4 Tips to Stop a Dog From Jumping
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.Tips to stop a dog’s jumping1. Don’t engage with a dog who’s jumping.It’s best not to res…
5 Benefits of Quick-Release Buckle Dog Collars
All buckles are not created equally. Many dog owners prefer buckle collars for their dogs, but you want to make sure the buckle on your dog’s collar is safe. We’ve all seen collars with those cheap, plastic buckles that break way too easily, so obviously you want to avoid those! The buckle collars from dogIDs are made with a quick-release side buckle designed for durability, safety and con…
3 Benefits of a Nylon Dog Collar
At dogIDs, we offer a wide variety of collars. From waterproof to leather, the one collar our customers love the best is our nylon dog collars. Nylon dog collars can provide multiple benefits for your pup while keeping the traditional dog collar look.3 benefits of nylon collar for dogs nylon dog collars:Ultimate ComfortNylon collars are made from soft durable webbing that will give your pup ultima…
Creating the Perfect Garden for You and Your Dog
As gardening season begins, you may have many questions when it comes to planting a dog-friendly garden: What plants are poisonous to my dog? What plants are healthy for my dog? What mulches/fertilizers/pesticides are safe for my dog? What does a dog-friendly garden look like?This article will serve as your guide to creating the perfect garden not only for your backyard, but also for your furry f…