January is Walk Your Dog Month, so grab your pooch and take them on your daily walk. Even if you have a large yard, walking your dog on a leash is a great training opportunity for them to socialize with other people and dogs, as well as listening to commands. [Read more…]
Service 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 California. Sawyer’s mother noticed that he interacted better with animals, so in 2000, she applied to CCI for a service dog. After two years of waiting, Sawyer received his first service dog at no charge. Hal, a black lab, changed Sawyer’s life. He began reading above his grade level, could take the bus to and from school by himself, and has plans to go to college.
Similar to other service dog programs, CCI has a strict breeding program. The puppies go to volunteer families until about 15 months then to go to training centers across the US for 6 months to train to be a service dog. The service dogs learn roughly 40 different behaviors before being placed.
Although Hal passed away in 2011, Sawyer received another service dog, Topper, and continues to thrive. Sawyer’s mom says she cannot imagine where he would be without his service dogs.
If you are interested in donating to CCI, you can donate here.
With the holiday season coming up, you can’t forget about your four-legged friend! For some easy gift ideas, we are sharing a few of our favorite dogIDs products.
Here are some great holiday-themed dog gifts!
Christmas Dog ID Tag. This tag is perfect for the holidays. Whether you’re going to holiday parties or hanging out at home, this tag will show your dog’s festive side. You can add their name and other pertinent information to it too!
Christmas Dog Collar. What better way to treat your pup than with a brand new collar? Nothing screams Merry Christmas more than a festive dog collar.
Dog Breed Ornaments. Make your pup feel a part of the family with their own ornament for the Christmas tree. There are over 100 breeds to choose from!
Don’t want your gifts to scream Christmas? Check out some non-holiday themed gift ideas for your furry friend!
Durable “Jive” Ball This ball is tough and good for the environment and it’s perfect for the dog that loves to play fetch. Comes in different colors and it is made right here in the USA!
Fabric Dog Collar Bow Tie. This collar accessory classes up your pooch for social events or just lounging around the home. Attaches easily to their collar with Velcro!
Sports Fanatic Dog:
Sports Team Dog ID Tags. Love the Vikings? Packers? Or are you more of a baseball fan? Now your dog can also wear your favorite team’s colors!
Dog Treats & Chews. It’s no secret that dogs love treats. We have a wide selection of top quality, natural dog treats that make the perfect gift.
Hopefully, this gave you an idea what to get your furry friend for this holiday season!
What gift are you getting your pup this Christmas?
As dog owners, we want our furry friends to live as long as possible. Here are some tips for exercising your dog!
Benefits of Dog Exercise
Exercising your dog isn’t just to control their weight, but it can also help with diseases such as hip dysplasia and heart disease. It also improves bone and joint health, as well as lung function. Having your dog exercise every day will help tire them out for when you are at work or when they are left alone. [Read more…]
Planning a road trip and bringing your furry friend? Here are some quick tips to keep your dog safe when traveling by car:
- Keep Your Dog Safe & Secure in Your Vehicle
Many dogs get nervous when traveling, especially by car. A well-ventilated dog crate, container, or back seat cover for dogs can help ease your dog’s anxiety, making them feel safe and sound. Make sure it is large enough for them to move around comfortably, especially on long car rides. [Read more…]