dogIDs "How-To" Dog Blog

Celebrating Another Kind of Mother
It’s that time of year where we see advertisements for ways to pamper Mom – a bouquet of flowers, an Edible Arrangement, a spa day, some jewelry. But what about the other mothers? The fur moms? There may not be an official Pet Mother’s Day, but that won’t stop us from recognizing some of the lovely fur moms out there. To honor the relationship between human and pet, we asked some of our fri…
Ain't No Party Like A Puppy Party!
We know you'll do anything for your Fur Baby. Want to show them how much they are loved? Celebrate your pet's birthday!Don't know their birthday? Use their "Gotcha" day or Adopt-iversary as your dog's birthday event!Here are some ideas for your pet's next party.                               How To Throw Your Pet an Am…
How to Get a Dog Used to Dog Nail Trims
Cutting your dog’s nails is no big deal as long as your dog is not afraid of having her nails trimmed! If you have such a dog, then you know how challenging and stressful nail trims can be. This post will go over some tips on how to help your dog or puppy get used to dog nail trims. If your dog is especially fearful or aggressive while having her nails trimmed, don’t hesitate to reach out…
What to Do If Your Dog Gets Lost
Having a pet go missing is every pet owner's nightmare. We keep our pets safe and hope that day never comes, but what if it does? Check out these tips to help get your pet home safely!StepsSearch the immediate areaGo to pounds and sheltersPost flyers around townCheck internet lost and found sitesLeave food, water and clothing out for your dog to come back toPet identification could mean the differ…
From Crisis to Care - Paw it Forward with RedRover
dogIDs has taken the initiative to continuously improve the lives of dogs through our Paw it Forward program created in 2015. The program gives our incredible customers the opportunity to donate to dog-related nonprofits.We are committed not only to providing our customers the chance to give back but to living out this value ourselves. dogIDs will match 10% of the donations received up to $1,000 t…
Safety Tips for Dogs During the 4th of July
We want to wish you all a happy Fourth of July! Many of you will be spending time outdoors this week with friends and family  and of course, your dogs. There will be lots of grilling, outdoor sports,  parades and fireworks. While we hope you all have tons of fun, we also  want to mention some important safety tips for our dogs. Tips for keeping dogs safe in t…
Can You Answer These Dog Trivia Questions?
As a pet owner, we think we know quite a bit about dogs. But do you know random facts about your furry friends?Are you an expert when it comes to dog trivia? Do you know the answer to every puppy question? Want to prove you are a master of K9 facts? dogIDs has a weekly trivia contest and we wanted to see if our blog friends could get these questions right. Check out these trivia questions to see i…
A Visit from Cooper, the North Dakota Hero Dog
Cooper Visits dogIDs Do you remember hearing about Cooper, North Dakota's hero dog, this past May? The dogIDs team was lucky enough to meet this canine celebrity this past week. If you haven’t heard the story, this past May the Urness Family’s 3 year-old son, Carson, went missing while playing outside at their farm near Cooperstown, ND.  The family dog, Cooper, was gone too, so the…
Your Dog Got Skunked! Now What?
Has your dog ever been “skunked”? If so, you know how difficult it is (nearly impossible) to get rid of the strong skunk odor. In this post, we’re sharing some tips on what to do if your dog gets sprayed by a skunk and how you can attempt to remove the odor from her coat and collar. If your dog has ever been skunked, we’d love to hear what you did. What worked and what didn’t?What to…
5 Tips to Keep Your Senior Dog More Active
If you have a senior dog, you might have noticed he’s having a harder time keeping up while walking or running. Or maybe he’s stiff and sore after playing at the park, chasing a ball or doing agility. My own Lab mix is 9 years old. He used to be my running buddy, but today we stick to short walks because longer exercise sessions are hard on his joints. Obviously, dog owners want to ke…
How To Care For Your Nylon Dog Collar
Nylon collars are a great option for your pet. With a variety of colors to pick from, you can match your pup's personality. But what happens when your nylon collar starts to show wear and tear?Here are the dogIDs tips for caring for your nylon dog collar.Nylon Collar CareHow to Set the Color of Your Nylon CollarIt's always exciting to order a new collar for your best friend. dogIDs offers a variet…
10 New Puppy Parent Mistakes You Need To Avoid
Puppy owners everywhere want to provide excellent care for their pups. Puppies come with their own challenges—the potty training, the chewing, the energy—they can be exhausting. Want to know how to be the best puppy owner out there? Avoid these 10 puppy owner mistakes, and you’ll be all set. Skipping Vet Visits and VaccinationsDon’t save trips to the veterinarian for only when your puppy is sick.…
5 of Our Favorite Famous Dogs and Why We Love Them
There are so many good dogs in the world, and luckily social media has made it easier to get to know more of them! It’s not uncommon for dogs to have Instagram or TikTok accounts of their very own, and many even take off and go viral! Here are 5 of our favorite famous dogs and why we love them.One of our Favorite Famous Dogs is Sundae the Dressed Up Black LabYou can find Sunday on TikTok @ sundaet…
Tips to Consider for Running With a Dog
Running With Your Dog TipsThinking 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. Tips for running with a dog1. Keep the leash short. I know this is obvious to those of us who've been running with dogs…
Dental Tips for Dogs and Cats - What to Know
I'm taking my 11-year-old cat Beamer to the vet on Friday to have his mouth examined. The poor guy has some gross-looking teeth that might be causing him pain. Had I taken his dental care more seriously while he was younger, I could've prevented some of his current discomfort.February is National Pet Dental Month, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, and I'm writing this to en…