dogIDs "How-To" Dog Blog

Top 10 Tips for Responsible Dog Parenting
In honor of February being Responsible Pet Ownership Month, we at dogIDs wanted to remind you of some of the ways you can make sure you’re being a great doggie parent. You love your animal companion, but sometimes we all need reminders on how to give your dog the very best and keep him happy and healthy. Aside from committing to the long haul, here are 10 things you can do to be a responsible p…
Top 6 Reasons for You to Adopt a Mutt
Today is #NationalMuttDay, so it's time to give some love to the mixed breeds in our life! Here are the top six reasons to adopt a mutt:#1: Home for a dog in need You’re more likely to find a mutt in a shelter than in any puppy advertisements. According to the Humane Society, nearly 75% of dogs in shelters are mixed. There are usually 6 to 8 million pets entering shelters each year, bu…
4 Fantastic Homemade Dog Food Recipes
Making homemade dog food recipes is becoming more popular. There are several reasons that people want to try a new dog food, or new food preparation for their dog. Some of those factors include your dog being sick, has IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). If your dog fits into these categories then switching from store bought food might be your answer. Get 56 homemade dog food recipes here! Maki…
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…
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…
5 Ways to be a Responsible Dog Parent
February is Responsible Pet Owner Month and National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month! With two great (and related) topics being highlighted in February, we thought we’d recap some of our favorite ways to be a responsible dog owner for the furry love of your life.1. Proper groomingIt’s important to keep up with regular grooming for your dog to keep them comfortable, hygienic, and healthy. Some key regu…
Our Spokesdog River's Favorite Dog Products
Our spokesdog, River, is a very active yellow labrador who loves to swim and fetch. River, just like all dogs, always has his favorite toys and treats, so we are making a list of River’s favorite things. He would have liked to type this list himself, but his paws are just too big for the keyboard!River's Favorite ProductsOne of River’s favorite things is our Waterproof ScruffTag Personalized Dog C…
Meet Niko from A&E America's Top Dog
Photo courtesy of A&EMeet Allison Case and Top Dog Niko! A local pup to us (Fargo, North Dakota) recently competed on A&E America's Top Dog. Case and her 8-year-old Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd Dog cross went up against six other dog and handler teams to compete in speed, agility, obstacles, scent work and a take down. Case is a professional dog trainer, and they volunteer their time t…
Change a Pet's Life Day - Help Renner Get Adopted
Here at dogIDs we strive to improve the lives of dogs. Each pet deserves a good home, proper care and plenty of walks. dogIDs is happy to introduce you to Renner. With your help we will get Renner and care he needs.On January 24th, dogIDs will celebrate Change a Pet's Life Day by donating a dollar for every order made that day. You may be wondering why we picked Renner. This pup's bad luck made h…
Can Dogs Eat Peas and What are the Benefits?
Raise Your Paw If You Love Peas!If you look at the ingredients on the back of your dog’s dry food bag or are looking for homemade dog food recipes to make your dog, you might notice a popular ingredient is peas. We have to be careful what ingredients we give our dogs, so you are probably wondering, can dogs eat peas? The short answer is yes. They typically are good for humans and pups! We’ll walk…
How to Exercise Your Dog When It’s Hot Outside
Sometimes it’s just too dang hot out to do any serious exercising with your dog. I normally recommend a walk every single day for most dogs, but I live in an area where it rarely gets above 85 degrees (that’s nothing for some of you!). For unbearably hot days, I still try to walk at 5 a.m. or in the evening, but I know that’s not always possible and some pups really need a mid-day activity.…
How to Handle Separation Anxiety in Dogs
If your dog is dealing with separation anxiety, we know it can be stressful for everyone, not just the dog!You wonder if your neighbors are going to complain about the barking. You worry what your dog is going to destroy next and you feel bad she’s feeling so anxious.When a dog has separation anxiety, it generally means she is anxious about being left alone or about being separated from her owners…
Reasons to Buy a Personalized Dog Leash
Personalized dog collars and leashes are a specialty at dogIDs. But you might be wondering, why the heck would I need a personalized leash? The following are reasons why you might want to swap out your dog's old leash for a new, personalized option.Personalized Dog Leashes1. A personalized dog leash could help your dog get home. Let's say you're out for a walk and you happen to drop the le…
How to Help a Fearful Dog at the Vet
Is Your Dog Scared of the Vet? Believe it or not, some dogs actually love the vet! It's a place where they get treats, lots of attention, and they get to see other dogs. But for other dogs, the vet office can be a stressful, scary place.tips to help your dog's vet experience go smoothly. Keep it positive. You can help your dog associate the vet office with positive experiences by visiting the…
The Best Dog Collars for Pulling
Embroidered Martingale CollarTo train your dog to behave on the leash and on walks, the best dog collar for pulling is essential. The perfect choice varies among different dogs based on behavior, breed, and size. Standard collars that fit around the neck aren't ideal because when your dog pulls, a flat neck collar can put too much pressure on his or her trachea. Behavioral collars, such as choke c…