dogIDs "How-To" Dog Blog

Making Our Customer Tails Wag with Stellar Service
Here at dogIDs, we have a goal:Making our customers tails wag.What does that mean? It means that we go above and beyond to put our customers’ needs first and make sure that they are so happy with our products and service that they could wag their tail. You know when your dog sees you after a long day at work or you’re about to give them a treat and they wag their tail so fast you wonder if it will…
When is it Safer to Use a Harness for Your Dog?
When is it safer to use a harness for your dog vs. a collar? No surprise, but, it depends... With my own puppy, a rambunctious Weimaraner, I might use two different types of collars in one day depending on what we’re doing. For example, his harness is better for hiking and his training collar is best for walks in “busy” areas. Each dog is different, but here are some examples where you might…
The Benefits of Elevated Dog Bowls
You’ve probably seen or heard about elevated bowls before, but do you know about the benefits they have for you and your dog? Bowls that are raised off of the ground are great for tall dogs or pooches that are getting older. These raised bowls make it so your pup doesn’t have to lean down so far to eat. Elevated feeders come in many different shapes and sizes. There are elevated feeders with…
What Does It Take To Run An Animal Shelter?
Every dog deserves a loving home. Most of us would like to adopt every dog that we meet until we snap back to reality and realize that it is impossible to do. But there are still many ways to help! Whether it’s promoting a rescue shelter, volunteering, adopting a dog or donating items, every little thing helps a dog in need of a forever home.What Does it Take to Run a Shelter?Fur Kids located i…
dogIDs Grows From Basement to Basement
As the holiday season hits full swing, many consumers choose to shop small. We at dogIDs applaud this decision since we are also a small company.Here are 5 facts about dogIDs you may not know:1. dogIDs started in a basement. Back in 2005, dogIDs saw there was a need for personalized dog products. With an idea and a whole lot of passion, dogIDs got their paws into the world of dog products in…
Do it Yourseslf Dog Halloween Costumes
The leaves are changing, temps are cooling and the pumpkin craze has begun. Fall is here! And that means Halloween isn’t far behind. Little children in costumes are adorable, but what’s even better than that? Pets in costumes. I always try and dress my pets up somehow for Halloween, although two of my three won’t tolerate it for more than a second. If you have a pet that will tolerate being g…
5 Benefits of Quick-Release Buckle Dog Collars
All buckles are not created equally. Many dog owners prefer buckle collars for their dogs, but you want to make sure the buckle on your dog’s collar is safe. We’ve all seen collars with those cheap, plastic buckles that break way too easily, so obviously you want to avoid those! The personalized buckle collars from dogIDs are made with a quick-release side buckle designed for durabili…
7 Ways to Save Money on Dog Care
Dog care can get expensive, especially if you have multiple dogs. The following are some tips and tricks from me and fellow dog lovers on how to save money in the long run on food, vet bills, boarding and other expenses. Please share your ideas in the comments.Saving Money on Dog Care1. Buy higher-quality items. If you spend more up front on higher-quality items, you can usually end up saving…
Which Leash is Best for Your Pup?
Choosing the Right Leash for Your PupChoosing the best leash for your pup can be trickier than you might think. There are a variety of styles, materials, and lengths, all of which can affect the walking experience for you and your pet.Here’s your guide for choosing the best leash for your dog...Retractable LeashRetractable leashes are great for casual walks with your pet. I love using the retracta…
The Top Dog Names of 2014 for Puppy Name Ideas
One of the best things about working at dogIDs is that you get to see all kinds of creative dog names go by. Whether you're in engraving, shipping or talking with customers - you get to be exposed to a huge variety of dog names - for dogs of every breed, size and temperament!Top 20 Dog Names We thought it would be fun to go back through the orders of 2014 and find out which dog names "reigned…