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Clean Safely: dog friendly cleaning products

Clean Safely: dog friendly cleaning products

These days it seems like nothing is safe anymore. Artificial ingredients, chemicals and GMOs, report after report caution against the dangers in using many commercial items, from beauty products to food to medicine. While it’s important to be an informed consumer regarding the products we buy for ourselves, how it affects our pets is a whole other animal (no pun intended).Harmful Cleaning Products Many cleaning products that you can pick up at the store contain chemicals that are known t …
Jul 09, 2023 Amanda Huggett
Preventing and Managing Dog Food Aggression

Preventing and Managing Dog Food Aggression

Some dogs have a tendency to guard their food, toys, bones or whatever they view as valuable. They may guard these “valuables” from other dogs, or they might guard them from people, too. Some dogs will just growl, while others will actually try to bite. The following are some ideas on how to prevent and manage this type of aggressive behavior, often referred to as resource guarding. For the sake of this post, I’m focusing on one of the most common issues – guarding the food bowl. As al …
Jul 09, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
First Things You Should Teach a New Puppy

First Things You Should Teach a New Puppy

“Start training right away.” That’s what you’ll hear if you add a new puppy to your family. Good advice, but also overwhelming. Puppies need to learn their names and basic commands but also how to walk on a leash, where to go potty and how to interact with other pets. Where to even begin? I turned to four experienced dog trainers and asked for their tips. You can’t go wrong teaching your puppy the following concepts right away, along with some of the basics, like potty trai …
Jul 09, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
How to Care For Your Leather Dog Collar

How to Care For Your Leather Dog Collar

As a pet owner, you only want the best for your best friend. You know it takes time to find the perfect leather collar for your dog. What some owners don't realize is that leather products require care and conditioning. Since leather is technically an animal skin, it can become worn down from natural elements and lack of oils. This required care will depend on what type of leather your collar is made of. At dogIDs we suggest an Italian Leather or English Bridle collar. Designer Italian L …
Jul 09, 2023 Hannah Savoy
Dogs In The Office: Why Every Office Needs Them

Dogs In The Office: Why Every Office Needs Them

As you probably may have guessed, at dogIDs we bring our puppers to work with us, and they serve more of a purpose than you would think. Dogs in the office is a must at dogIDs.Job Description: Office DogOfficial Guest GreeterAt a business, it is important to make guests feel welcome. When a coworker, courier or guest comes to the door our greeters run to give a friendly hello. Each pupper has their own greeting. River is a big woofer when he hears someone coming and Ody greets with his loudest b …
Jul 09, 2023 McKaila Ruud
Popular Dog Breeds - Which Might Be Right for You!

Popular Dog Breeds - Which Might Be Right for You!

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re already a dog lover. But how much do you know about the various breeds out there? We wanted to find out which breeds were the most popular in the U.S., so we’ve compiled this list, based on information from the AKC and around the Internet. See how much you know about popular dog breeds!Popular Dog Breeds Labrador Retriever Topping the list year after year is the Lab, and this includes Yellow, Black and Chocolate. This family-friendly …
Jul 08, 2023 Amanda Huggett
Embroidered Awareness Dog Leashes

Embroidered Awareness Dog Leashes

When I foster dogs, it would be great to have a leash that says “ADOPT ME” to let people know the cute dog at my side is looking for a home. I like to take my foster dogs out and about to public places to get them attention, but I’m shy about starting conversations with strangers. This type of leash could help me get a conversation going with potential adopters. dogIDs is now offering Embroidered Awareness Dog Leashes. These nylon leashes come in highly visible colors and you can ch …
Jul 08, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
How to Help a Dog Feel Calm When Left Alone

How to Help a Dog Feel Calm When Left Alone

"Separation anxiety" is a phrase that's often used when a dog becomes anxious when left alone. Some dogs with separation anxiety will bark all day when left alone. Others are so nervous they have accidents, and some dogs will destroy property in an attempt to get out of the house.On the other hand, just because your dog is acting this way does not necessarily mean he has true "separation anxiety." It could just be that he's bored or that he's not fully potty trained like you thought. Or maybe he …
Jul 08, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
What Are Your Unspoken Rules While Dog Walking?

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 never do that!” Or, “I would never let my dog get away with that!”I think those things all the time!M …
Jul 08, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
Tips For Taking Care Of A Senior Dog

Tips For Taking Care Of A Senior Dog

Why you should consider adopting an older pet.In the U.S., 86% of pets in animal welfare organizations are turned over due to “owner-specific reasons,” meaning the inability to care for the pet for the remainder of its life. However, there are plenty of benefits to adopting an older dog that you may not know about!Older pets are usually more obedient, house trained and more calm than younger dogs. Not only are they are less likely to be destructive to your house, they don’t require as much …
Jul 08, 2023 Guest Blogger

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