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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…
Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe at Night
Whether it's a long summer evening or a brisk winter walk after work, you and your dog like to spend time outside when it's dark out. You want to make sure you and your dog are visible to drivers when you’re out and about, so the following are a couple of safety tips to keep in mind, no matter the season.Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe at NightKeep your dog close Last October I was driving home…
How to Stop Your Dog From Barking When Home Alone
When I first adopted my dog Ace, he would bark for 20 minutes every time I left for work (those high-pitched, annoying yips!). This was stressful for me, because I lived in an apartment at the time and didn’t want my new dog to cause problems with my neighbors. I remember asking a friend what I should do, and she said not to worry. She believed my dog would adjust just fine to my routine in a fe…
How To Put On A Dog Harness Correctly
Using a Step-In Dog HarnessA nylon dog harness is something every dog should have. They are a great tool to use when walking with your pet. Here are instructions on How To Put On A Dog Harness Correctly.Before we start... Do you have a step-in harness? No? Check out our variety of harness at dogIDs here. Our step-in harness is available in an embroidered style or with a personalize…
What does your dog really want for a holiday gift?
Just for fun, I asked a couple of dog owners what they think their dogs might really want for a holiday gift this year.Here’s what they had to say:Charlotte the Yorkie & Pippa the Yorkie mix“Pippa would love food, food and more food!” said Emily Lyons about her Yorkie/Maltese mix (pictured above, right).Charlotte, on the other hand, would love a sling-type puppy carrier.“She constantly wants to be…
How to Care for Your Dog’s Paws in Winter Weather
Depending on where you live, you may need to consider extra care for your dog’s paws in winter months. For example, winter weather can cause cracked or dry paws. Plus, some dogs are sensitive to the cold, snow and ice on their feet. For these reasons, I reached out to two veterinarians to get their advice on winter paw care. Should your pup wear dog boots? I wrote a whole post on dog b…
Benefits of Spaying or Neutering your Pet?
February is National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. It's a month where we remind all pet owners that unless you are planning to become a responsible dog breeder, the best option is to spay/neuter your pet. To shed some light on the subject, we created an infographic that shares all of the benefits that come from caring for your pet through a spay or neuter.Spaying or Neutering Your Pet Having…
Is Dog Daycare Right for Your Dog?
It’s hard not to feel guilty when you’re away at work all day and your dog is home alone.On the other hand, most dogs just sleep when we’re gone, and they are very adaptable to our schedules, especially if they’re getting plenty of exercise and interaction while we’re home.This post will go over how to decide if dog daycare is a good choice for your unique dog. I will also give some tips on how to…
4 Tips to Stop a Dog From Jumping
Dogs love to greet their dog friends by jumping on one another. It's a way for them to show affection. However, this is not exactly a polite way for dogs to greet people.If you have a dog with a jumping habit, the following tips should help teach your dog a more appropriate way to greet his human friends.Tips to stop a dog’s jumping1. Don’t engage with a dog who’s jumping.It’s best not to res…
Creating the Perfect Garden for You and Your Dog
As gardening season begins, you may have many questions when it comes to planting a dog-friendly garden: What plants are poisonous to my dog? What plants are healthy for my dog? What mulches/fertilizers/pesticides are safe for my dog? What does a dog-friendly garden look like?This article will serve as your guide to creating the perfect garden not only for your backyard, but also for your furry f…
6 Tips to Stop Your Dog From Marking in the House
If you have a pup that won't stop marking up your home, then I don’t have to tell you how desperate you might be to learn how to stop a dog from marking the carpet, walls, and furniture! When a dog marks, he (or she) is leaving small amounts of urine around, usually to let others know that he was there. It makes sense in the animal world, but obviously it’s not something most of us want to allow…
What to Expect When Owning a Deaf Pet
Every dog deserves a chance at adoption. Often times pets with medical issues are overlooked, but our friend, Christina Lee, at Deaf Dogs Rock is trying to change the views on adopting deaf dogs.What is it like to own a deaf pet? Owning a deaf dog isn't that much different from owning a hearing dog. We look at it from the standpoint of our deaf dogs are 1. Dogs first 2. a Breed second 3. Deaf…
Pumpkin For Dogs - The Ultimate Guide
At dogIDs we are all about improving the lives of dogs. Because of this, we have many people ask us health questions about their dogs. One of the most common questions that you ask is about healthy superfoods for dogs. Specifically, you ask if your dog can eat pumpkin. The short answer is yes!Pumpkin For Dogs - The Ultimate Pet Superfood Here's the long answer: Pumpkin has many health benefits…
How to Keep Your Pet's Brass Tag Looking New
Not all ID tags are created equal. Depending on what metal you select for your pet's new tag, it may need a bit more care to keep it looking brand new. Brass tags are a great option for your pup and are a customer favorite, but they do require additional care to keep them shiny and readable.How Is Brass Different?Brass is a metal that is softer than stainless steel. The beautiful gold coloring is…
What is Dog Bloat and How to Prevent it
Mealtime is probably one of your pup's favorite activities. But did you know that your dog's meal can be dangerous?Here is a quick lesson in dog bloat that could save your pet's life.What is Dog Bloat?According to PetMD.com, dog bloat (or Gastric Dilatation Volvulus - GDV) is caused when your dog's stomach fills with gas, liquid, or food, causing a large amount of pressure on their diaphragm. This…