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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…
How to Keep Your Dog Safe on Halloween
If you have a young pet or if you recently adopted your dog or cat, you may be unsure about how he'll behave on Halloween. Will he try to get into the candy? Will he be scared of kids in costumes? Will he try to eat the jack-o'-lantern?Wondering how to keep your dog safe on Halloween? The following are some tips to keep in mind for keeping your dog or cat safe on Oct. 31. Halloween Sa…
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…
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…
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…
Canine CellMates: 2nd Chance for Dogs & Inmates
This fall we asked out customers to nominate an organization that they felt deserved to be featured in our Paw it Forward program. Out of all of the nominations we received, there was one organization that stood out as a great fit for our program.That organization is Canine CellMates. Based in the greater Atlanta metro area, the mission of Canine CellMates is “utilizing shelter dogs to change th…
How to Socialize a Puppy Effectively
We hear about the importance of socializing our dogs and puppies to new things, but what exactly does that mean? At what age should we begin exposing our puppies to new places and other dogs, and how can we go about it without scaring them or exposing them to diseases? I reached out to some professionals for their ideas on how to socialize a puppy safely. Here’s what they had to say.Tips for s…
The First Steps to Training your New Dog
Did any of you adopt a dog or puppy over the holidays? Sometimes training a new pup can be overwhelming. Where do you even start? To help you out, I thought I’d go over some of the basics. January is also National Train Your Dog Month, which was selected by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers to raise awareness about the importance of dog training. It’s a good reminder for all of us…
The Top 5 Training Tips From dogIDs
Let's be honest, there are a lot of dog training tips online. It can be difficult to know what's right and wrong, or where to find the last article you were reading. To simplify your training process, we've put our 5 favorite training tips into one blog post. Time to break out the treats and begin!The Top 5 Training Tips From dogIDsHow To Stop Your Dog From Barking When Home AloneLeaving your dog…
4 Reasons to Use a Martingale Collar for your Dog
Sometimes it’s hard to know what kind of collar would be best for your dog, especially if you’ve recently adopted the dog. The martingale collar is a good choice for a variety of dogs because it gives you a little more control than a regular collar. Plus, it has some safety benefits. It’s my go-to collar for when I’m fostering a dog. This post goes over some of the details on why I like usi…
Top 10 Personalized Dog Collars
So 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!Top 10 Favorite Personalized Dog Collars:Personalized Nylon Collars 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 stitch…
5 Home Remedies To Soothe Your Dog's Itchy Skin
Is your dog constantly scratching because of itchy skin? We found some of the most effective remedies for your itchy dog that are already in your home. We always feel sad for our poor little pups when they are constantly itching. These remedies are easy, effective, and already at your fingertips. In addition to taking the DIY route, you might consider a daily supplement to help your dog’s ski…
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 Tips for Hu…
How to Avoid These Dog Training Mistakes
I write about dog training fairly often on this blog, including all the things you should teach your dog such as to heel or to interact appropriately with other dogs, etc.But what are some things a dog owner shouldn’t do while training a dog?The following are some of the top dog training mistakes people make, according to the dog trainers I interviewed. I don't know about you,…
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…