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How to Tips to Help Prevent Dog Bites
Most dogs are friendly, but any dog can potentially bite, especially if the human fails to read the dog’s signals. This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, according to the American Veterinary Medicine Association. It estimates there are 70 million dogs living in U.S. households, and more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. To learn more about how to prevent thes…
How to Stop a Dog From Begging While You Are Eating
My dog typically stares at me and drools while I’m eating until I eventually smile or give him some of my food. My behavior of course encourages Ace to beg, even if I only acknowledge him 50 percent of the time.Since so many other dogs beg while their humans are eating, I asked a professional dog trainer for some tips on how to manage this behavior. Please leave your own suggestions or questions i…
Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe at Night
Whether it's a long summer evening or a brisk winter walk after work, you and your dog like to spend time outside when it's dark out. 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, no matter the season.Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe at NightKeep your dog close Last October I was driving home…
How to Keep Your Dog Safe on Halloween
If you have a young pet or if you recently adopted your dog or cat, you may be unsure about how he'll behave on Halloween. Will he try to get into the candy? Will he be scared of kids in costumes? Will he try to eat the jack-o'-lantern?Wondering how to keep your dog safe on Halloween? The following are some tips to keep in mind for keeping your dog or cat safe on Oct. 31. Halloween Sa…
Celebrating the Fur Fathers - Dog Dads
Celebrating the Fur Fathers - Dog DadsThis Father's Day, we want to give some love to the men out there who love their pets. Whether they have human children or not, we think these doggie dads are pretty great. In honor of this Father’s Day, here’s to you, pet fathers.We asked a few doggie dads we know what the best part of pet fatherhood is to them.Further's DayBen S. and Audrey“The best part of…
Dog ID Tags - Not just for Dogs
Our company name may be dogIDs, but you might be surprised by how many tags and collars we make every month that end up on a different kind of pet - from livestock to household animals!Here are a few of our favorite engraving projects for other four-legged friends:Goat Collars for Petting Zoos One of our customers is a zoo with a group of friendly goats. They wanted a better way for their vis…
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…
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 personalize…
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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…