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Meet Syrus Newest Member of the dogIDs Team!

Meet Syrus Newest Member of the dogIDs Team!

Meet Syrus Newest Member of the dogIDs Team!Meet Syrus: Newest Member of the dogIDs Pack!This summer, dogIDs owners Lori and Clint Howitz added a new furry friend to their family – and so did the dogIDs team! Meet Syrus, the Great Dane. He’s about six-months old and weighs 90 pounds. Syrus was found wandering the streets of Grand Forks, ND and was held at the dog pound in Grand Forks for a week, but never claimed. 4 Luv of Dog Rescue took him in to try and find him a new home. Ashley Farkas, d …
Jul 11, 2023 Shelby Cochran
Dog Fans Recycle Cans for Local Shelters

Dog Fans Recycle Cans for Local Shelters

Getting involved with a local shelter or rescue is easier than you might think. While you may be familiar with the idea of volunteering at a shelter or fostering dogs, there’s a new way to give back that requires little to no commitment on your part: recycling cans for a local shelter! Now you can simultaneously help the environment and animals. Talk about a win-win!How to Recycle for a Shelter4 Luv of Dog Rescue, a local shelter near dogIDs, has instilled a convenient system that lets people ch …
Jul 11, 2023 Lacey Guck
5 Life Lessons Dogs Can Teach Us

5 Life Lessons Dogs Can Teach Us

When I sit back and think about the quirks of each of my pets, it’s really interesting to compare my cats to my dog. Captain is my old man cat and is cranky, lazy and finicky, albeit a cuddle bug at night. Little Girl is young at heart, rambunctious, a little crazy and always into something.And then there’s Brick. He often sports his sad, gentle eyes during downtime, but mostly he is a happy dog. With this in mind, I wanted to list the5 life lessons we all can learn from dogs.1. Make every …
Jul 11, 2023 Amanda Huggett
3 Easy Tricks to Teach Your Dog Today

3 Easy Tricks to Teach Your Dog Today

I wanted to come up with a couple of easy tricks dog owners could teach their dogs of any age. The tricks are “speak,” “play dead” and “roll over.” These aren’t necessarily the only ways to teach these commands, but hopefully they can help you brainstorm. And let us know if your dog can do any fun tricks! 3 Easy Tricks to Teach Your DogSpeak I taught my dog Ace to speak, and it was really easy! Here are the steps I followed:Step 1: Think of a scenario where you know your dog is lik …
Jul 10, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
How to Break Up A Dog Fight the Right Way

How to Break Up A Dog Fight the Right Way

Hopefully, you’ll never have to break up a fight between dogs, but it could happen sooner or later, especially if you visit dog parks or work at a dog daycare.Thankfully, most dog fights sound worse than they actually are. There's a lot of growling, snarling and posturing, but you can often defuse the situation with a quick “hey!” or clapping your hands. Often enough, the dogs will just “shake off” and call it good.Of course, that’s not always the case so I reached out to three professionals to …
Jul 10, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
Observations from Intern in a Dog-Friendly Office

Observations from Intern in a Dog-Friendly Office

Dog-friendly offices are a rare breed (pun intended). Adding dogs to a regular office environment brings a whole new set of challenges and excitement to a 9 to 5.Here are a few observations I’ve had as an intern in a dog-friendly office:9 Things You Learn from a Dog-Friendly OfficeAlways bring a lint roller.I grew up in a household where the dog didn’t shed. I quickly learned, however, that your clothes will soon be covered in hair. If you do not want to look like a crazy dog lady when going to …
Jul 10, 2023 Paige Johnson
5 Tips for Bringing Your Dog to Outdoor Restaurants

5 Tips for Bringing Your Dog to Outdoor Restaurants

Do you ever bring your dog along to outdoor coffee shops or restaurants? Or do you wish you could? It’s one of my favorite things to do with my dog Ace, but he’s had lots of training and practice. I know it’s not so easy for some dogs to remain calm when out and about. If you like to bring your dog along out in public, please share your tips in the comments. The following are some suggestions from two dog trainers on how to make outings with your dog more successful.Tips for Bringing Y …
Jul 10, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
How to Help Your Dog Get Used to Car Rides

How to Help Your Dog Get Used to Car Rides

Some of us take it for granted that our dogs are calm and content riding in the car. It is a stressful or scary experience for a lot of dogs, causing them to whine or bark the entire time or to become car sick. The following are some tips to help your dog get used to the car or to make sure riding in the car remains a positive experience for your newly adopted dog or puppy. Tips to help a dog get used to the car1. Take your puppy on car rides right away Don’t worry, it’s not too late …
Jul 10, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
What You Need To Know About Dog Skin Care

What You Need To Know About Dog Skin Care

According to petmd.com there are over 160 different types of skin disorders for dogs. Skin conditions can range from bacterial, fungal, parasitic, hormonal and allergies. With dog skin care issues becoming more common, dogIDs wanted to take a minute to explain some of these conditions and how to treat them.Dog Skin Care 1o1AllergiesWith a variety of new breeds being introduced into the dog world each year, allergies are becoming more common. Dogs can be allergic to the same items humans are. Tr …
Jul 10, 2023 Hannah Savoy
Top 6 Reasons for You to Adopt a Mutt

Top 6 Reasons for You to Adopt a Mutt

Today is #NationalMuttDay, so it's time to give some love to the mixed breeds in our life! Here are the top six reasons to adopt a mutt:#1: Home for a dog in need You’re more likely to find a mutt in a shelter than in any puppy advertisements. According to the Humane Society, nearly 75% of dogs in shelters are mixed. There are usually 6 to 8 million pets entering shelters each year, but only about 4 million are being adopted, meaning anywhere from 50 - 60% of pets are adopted from sh …
Jul 09, 2023 Paige Johnson

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