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Why Should I Use A Safety Collar?

Why Should I Use A Safety Collar?

Safety Collars From dogIDsIf you are looking for a new collar for your adventurous dog, a waterproof safety collar might be right for you. When dogs are playing in a yard or out in the open, they can get stuck on objects such as a branch or a fence. A safety collar allows your pet to free themselves from that object. Learn more in this great video: Looking to buy a Safety Collar? Check out our favorite collar options here:Soft Grip Safety CollarReflective Safety CollarCamouflage Safety CollarWh …
Jul 08, 2023 Hannah Savoy
How to Clean Dog Ears and Keep Them Clean

How to Clean Dog Ears and Keep Them Clean

Clean dog ears are very important. If your dog is pawing at his ears or shaking his head more than usual, he may have an ear infection. Or, maybe he just needs his ears cleaned. This post will go over some basic ear care tips you can follow for your dog. It will also help you decide when you might want to seek help from a veterinarian. At-home tips for keeping your dog’s ears clean Katherine van Ekert is a veterinarian with VetPronto, and she gave me some ideas dog owners can try t …
Jul 08, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
6 Tips for Introducing a Puppy to Your Adult Dog

6 Tips for Introducing a Puppy to Your Adult Dog

So you’re planning on adopting a puppy or younger dog, but how will your current dog react? You may need a bit of help before introducing a puppy to an older dog. Maybe she generally loves other dogs, but you’re worried she’ll be jealous or that a puppy will be too playful for her. How can you help the introduction go as smoothly as possible? The following are some ideas that should help with how to introduce a puppy to an older dog.1. Choose your second dog carefully. Before you eve …
Jul 08, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
5 Tips for Choosing the Right Rescue Dog

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Rescue Dog

   Adopting a dog is one of the most rewarding decisions a dog lover can make, and there is no shortage of dogs in need of homes. But how do you choose the “best” dog for you and your family? The following are some tips to get you started.How to choose the right rescue dog1. Find a rescue group or shelter first and then choose a dog. If you’re interested in adopting a dog, I recommend you get approved to adopt through a specific organization before you choose a dog. The …
Jul 08, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
Common Fears in Dogs and How You Can Help

Common Fears in Dogs and How You Can Help

I fostered a dog last month who was scared to put her paws on different surfaces. Pavement and carpeted floors were no big deal, but tiles were scary and so was our kitchen floor!In her case, I figured she just hadn’t been exposed to those kinds of surfaces early on in her life, and after a few days she realized they were safe.Dogs develop all sorts of different fears, and I asked a couple of professionals for some of the most common fears they see dogs experiencing.Common fears in dogsSome of t …
Jul 07, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
The Top 3 Leashes for Everyday Dog Ownership

The Top 3 Leashes for Everyday Dog Ownership

Depending on what activities you like to do with your dog, you may need a variety of different leashes for each situation. In this post, I’ll go over a couple of popular leash options and give some examples of when each leash could be used. If you have a favorite type of leash, let me know in the comments!Different types of leashes for dogsThe basic snap leash Snap leashes are your typical nylon or leather leashes that snap onto your dog’s collar. Most snap leashes are either 4 or 6 fe …
Jul 06, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
Is Tug of War a Safe Game to Play With Your Dog?

Is Tug of War a Safe Game to Play With Your Dog?

Tug of War is a fun game between dogs or between a person and a dog. I play tug with my Lab mix Ace almost every day. He loves it! But, my dog also growls and shakes the toy and gets overly excited at times, so I can see why some people might think tug encourages a little too much aggression. You may have even heard some people say you should always make sure to “win.” I asked a few others for their thoughts on tug, and here’s what they had to say. Tips for Playing Tug of WarPlay tug o …
Jul 06, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
5 Home Remedies To Soothe Your Dog's Itchy Skin

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 skin and fur.Olive Oil Take your favorite cooking oil and add it to your dog’s food! Olive oil is …
Jul 05, 2023 Guest Blogger
Going Green: Tips for Pet Owners

Going Green: Tips for Pet Owners

Sure, you might recycle your cans and use CFL lightbulbs, but have you “greened” your life for your pooch? There are several things pet owners can do to be more environmentally conscious. Here’s a roundup of some of things you can add to your own routine to be a bit more green. Going GreenFor Dogs -Pick up their poop. As we shared in a past blog post, pet waste is actually considered a pollutant. It can be harmful to the soil and can even seep into waterways and our drinking wat …
Jul 05, 2023 Amanda Huggett
Can You Answer These Dog Trivia Questions?

Can You Answer These Dog Trivia Questions?

As a pet owner, we think we know quite a bit about dogs. But do you know random facts about your furry friends?Are you an expert when it comes to dog trivia? Do you know the answer to every puppy question? Want to prove you are a master of K9 facts? dogIDs has a weekly trivia contest and we wanted to see if our blog friends could get these questions right. Check out these trivia questions to see if you have what it takes to be top dog!dogIDs Dog Trivia Dogs sweat through which part of their bod …
Jul 03, 2023 Hannah Savoy

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