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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 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…
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…
What Are Your Unspoken Rules While Dog Walking?
Each dog owner has her own set of “rules” she follows while out and about with her pup.For example, I’m pretty firm with my two dogs and don’t let them get away with much. (Tough love.) I’m sure you have your own dog walking “rules” as well, whether as a fellow dog owner or when using a dog walking service.And have you ever come across another dog on a walk and thought to yourself, “My dog would n…
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…
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 my…
How to Exercise Your Dog And Stay Active in the Winter
I lived in Fargo, N.D., for 10 years, so I get it. When it’s cold – I mean really cold! – you aren’t as motivated to walk your dog! Heck, your dog might not even want to be outside. Still, it’s difficult to live with a rambunctious pup who’s not getting the exercise he needs when the temperature doesn’t get above zero all month. Anyone dealing with that right now? :) Here are some ideas to h…
When is it Safer to Use a Harness for Your Dog vs. a Collar?
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…
What is a Slip Collar and How is it Used?
As the name suggests, slip leads and collars simply slip over your dog’s neck. They are excellent training tools to help your dog learn to behave while walking on a leash.Slip collars don’t have a traditional buckle closure. They are designed as a loop. One end of the collar is strung through the ring on the other end. The leash of your choice can then be easily attached. If you’re using a slip le…
3 Benefits of Using a Backout Collar For Your Dog
New dog owners often have to decide which collar is going to be best for their furry addition. When choosing a collar, there has recently been an increase in popularity for backout collars, otherwise known as martingale collars. Backout collars have two loops that allow you to have more control over your dog. 3 Benefits of Using a Backout Collar:1. Safety FirstYour pet’s safety is a priority in ev…
How to Stop a Dog From Barking at Other Dogs on Walks
If you have a reactive dog, or even just an overly excited dog, then you know how frustrating it can be when your dog lunges and barks at other dogs on walks. It's embarrassing, to say the least. I reached out to three professional dog trainers to get some realistic tips that dog owners can try if they’re dealing with this type of problem. If you have a dog that tends to bark at other dogs…
How do you leash?
When it comes to leashes, there are so many options. It’s hard to know which is right for your dog, especially when the leash is one of the most important tools when it comes to communicating with your dog. From slip leashes to jaeger leads, and long lines to traffic leashes, there’s a leash for every dog–and every occasion! Ready to find out which leash your dog needs?Take our How do you lea…
11 Tips for Camping with Your Dog
Happy Campers: 11 Tips for Camping with Your Dog Sunny lakeside beaches. Peaceful hiking trails. Crackling bonfires. One of the best parts of summertime is exploring the great outdoors. And you know what’s even better? Bringing along your best (four-legged) friend. Whether you’re backpacking on weekend afternoons or staying a few nights at a local park, camping with your dog can be…
Should You Hike With Your Dog Off Leash?
One of my favorite things to do with my dog Ace is taking him on off-leash hikes and walks.I had no idea this was such a controversial issue until I innocently posted about hiking with my dog off leash on another site and people (serious backpackers) told me a thing or two about how dogs should never hike off leash!Their reasons were: safety of other hikers &concern for the wildlifeAs much as I h…