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Most Popular Personalized Dog Collars
Most Popular Personalized Dog CollarsSo you need a new collar for your best friend. With so many collars out there, picking the right one can be ruff. The office pups at dogIDs want to help you out!Personalized Nylon Collars Custom Embroidered Nylon Dog Collar: This nylon collar is absolutely pawesome! With a variety of nylon and thread colors, you can have your pet's name and phone number…
What is a Slip Collar and How is it Used?
As the name suggests, slip leads and collars simply slip over your dog’s head and have a slip action when pulled tight while around your dog's neck. They are excellent training tools to help your dog learn to behave while walking on a leash.Slip Collar Slip collars don’t have a traditional buckle closure. They are designed as a sliding or "slip" loop. One end of the collar is strung through t…
What's the best option for my dog's ID tag?
When you buy a dog tag, there are three common ways to get your information put onto the tag. Here is the difference between tags that are engraved, embossed or etched.Etched TagsEver wonder how the dog tag machine at your local grocery store works? These machines use a small laser to etch your information onto the tag.Pros: Your tag is done in 5 minutes and you can get it the same day. Cons: The…
4 Fundamental Dog Items You Should Upgrade Now
Many of us don’t give much thought to the purchases we make for our dogs. After all, if an item seems to do the job, what’s the point in wasting precious time analyzing it? The thing is, there are probably quite a few items our dogs use regularly that would benefit from an upgrade. These items impact our dogs’ health and comfort, so getting the right ones will ensure our dogs are well taken…
Why Dogs Shed and How to Reduce It
Thanks to our guest blogger, Emma Olson, for sharing her experience with shedding in her dog Brownie. Dog Hair About a month ago, I started noticing how often I was sweeping my floors. It wasn’t dirt I was piling into my dustpan, but dog hair. So. Much. Dog. Hair. This can’t be normal, I thought as I watched Brownie, my 7-year-old pointer/lab mix, walk across my clean floors. I could l…
Martingale Dog Collars for Training
My puppy Remy somehow made it through his basic obedience class last week. (He’s quite a handful!) One unique thing about this training class was the instructor encouraged us all to use martingale-style collars. dogIDs offers martingale collars in Nylon and in a Waterproof option. Martingale collars are “limited slip” collars. They tighten a bit under tension but not so much that they co…
How to Prevent and Treat Heartworm in Pets
It’s something all pet owners hear about, but rarely have more details on: heartworm.Heartworm is more common than pet owners realize, and can seriously affect the health and well-being of your pet. However scary heartworm may seem, there are plenty of prevention methods and treatment options for your pet that makes it a lot less intimidating.What are heartworms?Before even getting into the preven…
dogIDs Helpful Guide To Nylon Collars
Nylon collars are the perfect combination of soft and durable. They are easily adjustable, available in all your favorite colors, and your dog will love them because they are so comfortable. Now, the big question is:What type of nylon collar should you get for your dog? We’ve put together a guide to our nylon collars to help you decide which will be best for you and your dog. Embroidere…
How to Prepare for Your First Dog
Getting your first dog? Here's a checklist to help. You've decided that you want a dog, but what do you do now? When you get your first dog, it is important to do some research. I do not have any pets but decided that I would like to get a dog. I have been scouring the internet looking for the best breed, training tips and how to puppy proof my apartment. Here is a checklist that I made up that…
How Your Dog's New Favorite Treats Are Made
Sit, stay, brew!If there are two things that Riley Rogers knows best, it's that his dogs deserve the best and that you can't go wrong with a pint of locally brewed beer.As dog breeds continue to grow and change every day, so do the list of allergies pet owners need to look out for.After constantly guessing what his dogs were eating and seeing so many treats being recalled, Riley, a chef and baker,…
5 Safety Tips to Practice with Hunting Dogs
I have an active, young Weimaraner whose parents and grandparents are working, competitive hunting dogs. While my guy is very much a beginner when it comes to field training (and so am I), I’ve learned about some of the important safety tips for training a hunting dog. Please list your own tips or tricks in the comments below. We’d also love to see a picture of your hunting dog! 5 Safety…
dogIDs Top 5 Unique Dog ID Tags for Dogs
Let's face it, your dog is always the cutest dog at the dog park.To you, no other pup can compare! Besides wanting your pet to stand out from the pack, you also want them to stay safe. A unique dog ID tag is a great way to show off your dog's personality while outfitting them with the right information to get them home safely should they get lost.Here are favorite unique dog tags to help your pet…
Which Rivets are Best for My Dog Collar?
If you’ve ordered one of our collars that require rivets, you may have noticed we offer nickel and stainless steel options.But what’s the main difference between these two materials? And why does it matter for your dog?                                             Shop Waterproof Dog C…
Show Team Spirit With Your Dog During March Madness
March Madness is a fun time of the year to cheer on your favorite NCAA men’s basketball team. It’s three weeks filled with friends, cheering, laughter and great food. If you love your dog like we do, chances are you’ll want them to help you cheer on your favorite team. Here are 3 ways you can show some team spirit with your favorite pup.Two-Toned CollarA two-toned collar is a fun way to get your d…
Treat Your Pooch for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so why not treat your pet to something special too? We have many different ideas for gifts for your pet and they are probably your easiest valentine to shop for anyway!Will You Be My Valentine Valentine’s Day Fabric Collar Bow Tie This bow tie is the perfect accessory to dress up your furry friend on Valentine’s Day. This collar bow tie is both sty…