dogIDs "How-To" Dog Blog

What emotions do dogs experience?
If I don't throw the ball fast enough for my Lab mix Ace, he will bark as though he's frustrated. If I leave for a walk without him, I'm told Ace will sometimes whine as though he's sad or upset. When he's reunited with an old friend, he wiggles and wags with obvious happiness.Of course, it's easy to make assumptions about my dog's emotions. I don't actually know what he's experiencing. But if you…
9 Ways to Help Prevent Losing Your Dog
The tags and collars at dogIDs are designed to help dogs get home safely, but dog owners can also take precautions to prevent losing their dogs in the first place. Here are nine tips you need to know toPrevent Losing Your Dog1) Teach your dog to come when called.Most people say, “Yeah, my dog comes when called.” But does he really? Will your dog come when called 99 percent of the time? Even with…
Nylon Dog Leashes vs Leather Dog Leashes
Custom Embroidered Nylon Dog LeashMany dog owners consider nylon leashes to be the best dog leads due to their durability, while others prefer the appearance and strength of leather. The right choice for your dog depends on his or her behavior, where you live, and your pup's walking habits. To help you research the right pick, dogIDs has compiled a handy list detailing the pros and cons of nylon a…
dogIDs Continues to"Paw it Forward" with World Vets
Back in February of 2014, dogIDs introduced our partnership with the international animal aid organization, World Vets. Today, dogIDs is excited to support the World Vet mission through their “Paw It Forward" program.More About World Vets Founded in 2006, World Vets is a 501c3, non-government organization, commonly referred to as an NGO. Their vision is to create a world where all animals…
Paw-Mazing Ideas for Summer with your Dog
Summer is winding down, but that doesn't mean the fun with our dogs doesn't stop! We've built a list of ideas for summer with your dog, just in case you're running low on things to do. What better way to spend the lazy days of summer than to enjoy quality time with our canine companions? Here are a few ways to include your furry friend in your summer plans.Have some splashing fun in the waterDogs…
How to Soothe Your Aging Dog’s Arthritis Pain
Often times we get our dogs as puppies. We spend their lives training them, playing with them, caring for them and loving them with all our hearts. Watching our dog grow old can be hard. As your dog ages, you’ve probably noticed that they’ve slowed down quite a bit and appear to be more “careful” with their movements when they lay down or get up. This is usually due to dog arthritis pain. Unfortun…
Dog Dock Jumping: How to Join the Fun
Pet parents have probably always had fun throwing toys off docks for their dogs to retrieve. It’s a great way to enjoy time with your furry friend. This summer activity of dog dock jumping turned into a sport at a Purina event in 1997. Then in 2008, the United Kennel Club added dock jumping as a recognized sport. Dogs can now get UKC titles by competing in dock distance or height jumping. No…
Can My Dog Eat That? Safe Foods for Dogs
Holiday season is coming up and you know what that means - tons of yummy food!It may be tempting to slip your dog a tasty treat while everyone is enjoying their holiday feast, but first make sure the food is safe for them.We’ve created lists of a few safe fruits, vegetables, meats, and other foods that you can treat your pup with. Human Foods that are Safe for DogsFruits Safe for DogsFruit can be…
6 Ways to Boost Your Dog’s Mealtime
We all want our dogs to live healthy and long lives. A large factor in making that happen is how and what we feed them. The Internet has thousands of ways to switch up your dog’s meal routine, but many of them take a bunch of extra preparation, and/or aren’t recommended by experts.Here are 6 simple and safe ways to boost your dog’s mealtime for optimal health.1. Start with a quality kibble…
6 Steps to Planning a Perfect Puppy Party
Are you planning a doggie get-together? Whether it’s a birthday party or a play date, some planning can be done to make sure your dogs have a great time. Puppy Party Planning Location, Location, LocationThe first step in planning your puppy party is picking a perfect location. If all the dogs attending are potty trained, an indoor space will work great. If you are unsure if everyone is house…
What to Know About Flying With a Dog
If you fly through a commercial airline with your dog, the following are some preparations you'll want to think about in advance. Every airline is different, of course. Plus, fees and policies could change at any time. If you plan to fly with your dog, make sure to do your own research and stay up to date with that airline's specific policies. .What to think about if you fly with your dogSma…
The Benefits of Padded Dog Collars
Lucy is wearing our Orion Padded Leather CollarThere are tons of options for dog collars out there. We even have a large selection right here at dogIDs. You may think it doesn’t really matter what type of collar your dog has, or maybe the selection is overwhelming, so you just choose one at random. To take a little of the mystery out of the myriad options, today we’re going to highlight one p…
How to Stop a Dog From Eating Poop
Does your dog have the gross habit of eating his own poop? Or maybe snacking on your other dog's poop? No one wants to receive doggy kisses after that! And how about when you're at the dog park and sure enough there's your dog munching on turds! Embarrassing!Surprisingly, poop eating is actually a fairly common problem in dogs, right Syrus?Syrus is one of the dogIDs dogs, and he has a tendency to…
How to Stop a Dog From Digging in the Yard
Some dogs love to dig, but their owners are not exactly impressed by this behavior.For example, my parents have a springer spaniel named Sophie who enjoys leaving little "potholes" throughout the yard as she searches for mice and who knows what else. This often means Sophie's feet and toenails are covered in dirt and she has to have her paws washed before heading back in the house.So, is there any…
How to Introduce a New Dog to Your Cat
Many of us live with both dogs and cats and they all get along fine. I have a Lab mix and two cats, and the cats definitely rule the house. Still, whenever a new dog visits I always make sure to consider the safety of my cats during introductions. Even though my cats are used to dogs, I never know exactly how the visiting dog will react and it's just better to use precaution.If you already have a…