dogIDs "How-To" Dog Blog

What Are the Most Common Dog Names of 2023?
If you’re adopting or buying a dog soon, you’ll want to have a list of names ready. Do you want to go with something popular, or are you trying to think outside of the box? Naming a new puppy isn’t easy, but finding a list of this year’s most common dog names is. Read on to explore some of the most common dog names and discover other name ideas to help with the naming process.AKC Top Girl Dog N…
The Benefits of Using Personalized Dog Collars
The Benefits of Using Personalized Dog CollarsDogs can go through collars the way growing kids go through clothes. They become dirty, stinky, worn, chewed on, or too small, and then, you have to buy another new collar. Have you ever considered purchasing a custom dog collar? Believe it or not, personalized dog collars do provide benefits for owners and our furry friends. Continue reading to find o…
The Importance of Dog ID Tags - Health and Safety
It may seem like a no-brainer, but having up to date  ID tags for dogs is incredibly important. Most dog parents would agree that having identification on your dog is important, but a study done by ASPCA in 2010 found that while 80% of pet owners thought Pet ID tags were important, only 33% of them said their pet wears an ID tag all of the time. Here are a few reasons why we at dog…
Types of Dog Collars Defined
Types of Dog Collars DefinedYour dog is a member of the family. They deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, just like any other member of your household. That's why we want you to know about all the different types of collars out there so that you can make an informed decision about what collar fits best for each situation.Flat Traditional or Standard CollarsTraditional standard collars a…
Dog Products That Can Save Your Pet's Life
Our pets are everything to us. You would do anything and everything to keep your best friend safe. Here are our favorite products every pet parent should own.Dog Products That Can Save Your Pet's Life Embroidered Martingale Collar Safety on walks is a top priority for many pet parents. A martingale collar is used to help walk training be simple all while keeping your pet safe. When a pet…
Top Puppy Name Ideas - 11 Categorized Lists
We at dogIDs see A LOT of dog names coming through on orders as we make dog tags and personalized dog collars so we tend to keep track ongoing. We hope some of these 11 lists of top puppy names will spark some ideas and help point you down the right path to finding that perfect name for your new dog or puppy! What we've found in the past is once you find a name that resonates, a few others spin o…
dogIDs In The News - Articles About Our Company
dogIDs In The News Our tails are wagging thanks to these awesome articles about dogIDs!Internship Awareness In January, dogIDs had the chance to talk with our local newspaper, the Fargo Forum, about why internships are important in our community. Check it out here! College students Liz Hayden and Alia Kopischke are doing internships at dogIDs in downtown Fargo. David Samson / T…
Reunited and It Feels So Good: Your Pet Needs ID
Lisa Napell Dicksteen never thought that her beloved family pet cat Gus would be lost. But one October day, he snuck out the door and didn’t return for months. It’s most pet lovers’ nightmare. If your pet became lost, how confident are you that he would find his way back home? If Fido is microchipped and/or wears ID tags, his chances are pretty good. But without a collar ID tag or personal…
Playing Fetch with Rules to Make it Even More Fun
Have you met the dogIDs spokesdog, River? One of his favorite sports is fetch. If there were a professional fetching team, River would be captain.Playing fetch can be a great form of exercise for a dog, but it can also give the dog a mental workout if there are a few "rules." Adding rules to a simple game is a great way to build a dog's self control. While we want our dogs to have fun, it's also i…
Training Tips That Will Make Your Vet Love Your Dog
The vet can be scary places for dogs. The bright lights, odd smells, sounds of dogs whining in the kennels and even your own nerves can all cause your dog to go on high-alert. Not every dog is super comfortable being at the vet, never mind being handled for basic procedures.Here are three easy training tips to ensure your vet visits go a little more smoothly. Putting on and Wearing a MuzzleA muzzl…
Give The Best To Your Best Friend
Dogs are bed-hogging creatures that embarrass us in public and are a ton of work. But we wouldn't trade them for the world!The dogIDs DifferenceAs dog owners ourselves, we know how frustrating it can be to buy cheap products that break or wear out after moderate use. That's why we created dogIDs. Our sole purpose is to improve the lives of dogs, and with our high quality products, you can improve…
How Can Acupuncture Help My Dog?
Meet Ody! He’s an office dog here, at dogIDs, and his mom is Keely who works in customer service. Ody is a French Bulldog mix and his favorite thing to do is cuddle up with his momma. Being a French Bulldog makes Ody susceptible to lower back problems, like Disc Disease. Ody was diagnosed with Disc Disease 5 months ago and is now pain-free all thanks to dog acupuncture.What is Disc Disease?Disk Di…
How to Keep Your Dog Calm When Guests Arrive
The holidays can be stressful enough with out-of-town friends and family visiting. An overly excited dog doesn’t make life easier!I am dealing with this myself as I have a 9-month-old Weimaraner who is extremely friendly. He tries to jump on people, and it’s challenging to keep him under control! So, I thought I’d share my management tips.Please share what works for keeping your dog calm in the co…
Celebrating the Fur Fathers - Dog Dads
Celebrating the Fur Fathers - Dog DadsThis Fathers 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 Fathers 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.Furthers DayBen S. and Audrey“The best part of bei…
Cuteness Overload at Local Family-Friendly Dog Show
Dozens of dogs and their parents got together at the West Fargo Parks Dog Show on Tuesday, August 13th for a fun night of friendly competition. The family event featured a search and rescue dog agility demonstration, a cutest puppy contest and various small and large dog contests. Pet parents showing their dogs ranged from preschool-aged children to grandparents. Dog breeds in attendance includ…