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The Power of Pawing It Forward with dogIDs
At dogIDs, our mission is to improve the lives of dogs. With our Paw It Forward program, we are able to donate to deserving organizations thanks to our customers. With your help, we have raised an amazing amount for Best Friends Animal Society, World Vets and Military Working Dog Team Support Association Inc in the past year! To celebrate our year of Paw it Forward, we're featuring our first pa…
What Items Should I Get As A First Time Dog Parent?
As we sat on the couch one November day, I thought to ask my boyfriend, James, “What do you want for Christmas?” Without hesitation, he says, “A dog.” I laughed and shrugged the thought away thinking he was joking. To my surprise he wasn’t. At first, I wasn’t sure. I adore dogs and had grown up with them all my life, but were we ready for that kind of responsibility? Of course, it didn’t take much…
How to Care For Your Leather Dog Collar
As a pet owner, you only want the best for your best friend. You know it takes time to find the perfect leather collar for your dog. What some owners don't realize is that leather products require care and conditioning. Since leather is technically an animal skin, it can become worn down from natural elements and lack of oils. This required care will depend on what type of leather your collar…
What Does Guaranteed For Life Really Mean?
Many companies guarantee satisfaction but what does that mean at dogIDs? We want the best for your best friend and we stand behind the quality of all of our products. We also want all dog moms and dads to be happy with the products that they are buying for their furry friends.We can guarantee you that any product you purchase from us will stay usable and readable for the lifetime of your pet. If t…
Embroidered Awareness Dog Leashes
When I foster dogs, it would be great to have a leash that says “ADOPT ME” to let people know the cute dog at my side is looking for a home. I like to take my foster dogs out and about to public places to get them attention, but I’m shy about starting conversations with strangers. This type of leash could help me get a conversation going with potential adopters. dogIDs is now offering…
Why Should I Use A Safety Collar?
Safety Collars From dogIDsIf you are looking for a new collar for your adventurous dog, a waterproof safety collar might be right for you. When dogs are playing in a yard or out in the open, they can get stuck on objects such as a branch or a fence. A safety collar allows your pet to free themselves from that object. Learn more in this great video: Looking to buy a Safety Collar? Check out our fa…
When Should I Replace My Dog's Collar?
Some dog collars are made better than others. The same is true for dog ID tags. Some collars and tags are designed to last the lifetime of the dog, while others may only last a few months.I'd like to start a discussion on when a dog's collar should be replaced for the safety of the dog. Feel free to chime in with your thoughts and let us know how often you have to replace your dog's collar and tag…
The Top 3 Leashes for Everyday Dog Ownership
Depending on what activities you like to do with your dog, you may need a variety of different leashes for each situation. In this post, I’ll go over a couple of popular leash options and give some examples of when each leash could be used. If you have a favorite type of leash, let me know in the comments!Different types of leashes for dogsThe basic snap leash Snap leashes are your typic…
Best Owner Practices When Potty Training Your Puppy
There is no doubt that potty training a puppy can be a difficult task. There are many different methods and practices that you can choose from when potty training your dog, but how do you know which one is the best? In this article, we will go over some of the best practices for potty training your puppy. These tips will help make potty training easier and less time consuming. Remember…
What Makes a Dog Tennis Ball Different
If your dog is anything like my dog, they’re obsessed with tennis balls. My dog will carry it with him everywhere he goes, he will make me throw it for him 1000 times in a row and then he will destroy it into as many pieces.I will then find myself at the store once again to replace his collection, even though I know these too will fall victim to Teddy’s love for ripping his toys to shreds. Have yo…
How To Care For Your Nylon Dog Collar
Nylon collars are a great option for your pet. With a variety of colors to pick from, you can match your pup's personality. But what happens when your nylon collar starts to show wear and tear?Here are the dogIDs tips for caring for your nylon dog collar.Nylon Collar CareHow to Set the Color of Your Nylon CollarIt's always exciting to order a new collar for your best friend. dogIDs offers a variet…
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…
4 Reasons to Use a Harness to Walk Your Dog
I’m a dog walker, so I use a variety of available tools for walking different types of dogs. One of those options is a leash and harness. The following are some reasons why you may want to consider a harness for your dog. Reasons to Use a Harness A harness is more difficult to slip out of. Some dogs are able to slip out of their collars more easily than others. For s…
Harness vs Collar: Which Is Best For Your Dog?
As a pet parent, you might wonder if a collar or a harness is a better choice for your everyday use with your dog. You may hear opinions on both, but there are no definite answers as to which pet product is best. It depends on the kind of activities you will be doing with your dog as well as other factors.Here are three questions you should ask when picking between a collar or harness. What are m…
Microchip Dog ID Tags to Keep Your Pet Safe
Around 8 million animals end up in shelters every year. Of those 8 million animals only 15-20% of dogs get returned to their owner and less than 2% of cats. This number is why dogIDs believes all dogs should have information attached to them at all times. We encourage all animal parents to get their fur babies microchipped and to make them wear an ID tag! In this blog, we’ll discuss a couple commo…