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Often times we get our dogs as puppies. We spend their lives training them, playing with them, caring for them and loving them with all our hearts. Watching our dog grow old can be hard. As your dog ages, you’ve probably noticed that they’ve slowed down quite a bit and appear to be more “careful” with their movements when they lay down or get up. This is usually due to arthritis. Unfortunately, arthritis in aging dogs is very common. While there currently isn’t a cure, here are a few ways you can soothe your old dog’s pain.

What is Arthritis?

The simple definition is “inflammation of the joints.” Normally, your dog’s joints are covered by a thin layer of cartilage along with joint fluid. This helps them move smoothly and freely. If the cartilage gets damaged, either from an injury, overuse, or abnormal development, it becomes less fluid and causes friction in the joint. As the bone surfaces rub together, it constricts movement and causes your pooch discomfort when they try to move.

How Can I Ease My Dog’s Arthritis Pain?

Please Note: depending on the severity of your dog’s arthritis, these options may not be enough. Consult your veterinarian for a specific treatment plan for dogs with severe cases.

  1. Sufficient Exercise

It may seem counterintuitive to make your dog move, but getting them daily exercise helps them maintain mobility and keeps them healthy. When taking your daily walk, let your dog go at their own leisurely pace and give them time to sniff around. Non-weight-bearing exercises, such as swimming, are also great to keep them in shape without putting excess stress on their joints.

  1. High-Quality Diet

Excess weight means excess pressure on your dog’s joints. Feeding them the proper amount of nutritious food, along with exercise, keeps your dog at a healthy weight and decreases the load on their joints. Also, high nutrition content lets your dog’s body work more efficiently and fight off arthritis more effectively.

  1. Massages

Massaging your dog a couple minutes a day actually helps to slow down the process of arthritis. Lightly kneading your dog’s muscles can stimulate their blood flow, relieve muscle tension and allow excess fluid around their joints to drain. Gently stretching during your doggie massage also helps to improve their joint mobility.

  1. Hot & Cold Therapy Products

Heat and ice are great ways to stimulate blood flow and ease the pain in your arthritic dog. Special pet heat and ice packs, orthopedic beds, and therapy wraps are all great and easy options.

Hot & Cold Pack for Pets

Hot & Cold Pack for Pets

Therapy Wrap

Made specifically for dogs

5 styles available for all parts of your pooch

Heating & Cooling Bed

  1. Modifying Your Home

Because getting around can be more difficult, small adjustments around the house can make a world of difference. For dogs that go in the car or on the bed a lot, a pair of pet steps can save your pup the pain of jumping up or down on swollen joints. If your home is mostly hardwood or laminate, consider adding rugs where your dog spends a lot of their time. Slippery floors make it even harder for your sore pooch to get up or lay down so giving them traction eases their burden.

We ache when we see our furry family members in daily pain, but with a combination of these tips, you can make your senior dog a little bit more comfortable as they live out their golden years.

What do you do to help your older dog manage their pain? Comment below to share your advice. For some good reminders on caring for your aging pooch, read this blog on Taking Care of Older Dogs

About Daniele Haekenkamp

Daniele joined the dogIDs pack as a Product Marketing Intern. In her spare time, she enjoys collecting video games and singing along to Disney movies. Even though she loves petting every dog in sight, she considers herself to be more of a cat person (we try not to hold it against her). Her lifelong goal is to someday start her own company.

About Daniele Haekenkamp

Daniele joined the dogIDs pack as a Product Marketing Intern. In her spare time, she enjoys collecting video games and singing along to Disney movies. Even though she loves petting every dog in sight, she considers herself to be more of a cat person (we try not to hold it against her). Her lifelong goal is to someday start her own company.

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At dogIDs, we offer a wide variety of collars. From waterproof to leather, the one collar our customers love the best is our nylon dog collars. Nylon dog collars can provide multiple benefits for your pup while keeping the traditional dog collar look.

3 benefits of nylon collar for dogs nylon dog collars: Ultimate Comfort

Nylon collars are made from soft durable webbing that will give your pup ultimate comfort in any activity. Since they are so comfy, many dogs are not bothered by wearing a nylon collar all day long, making them perfect for everyday use. While out walking, nylon collars can often be a dog’s favorite to wear as they are lightweight and soft. The best thing about nylon collars is that they are easy to transition from various activities.

 Variety

Along with being comfy, nylon dog collars come in a variety of colors, styles and sizes. With these multipurpose collars, you can find an option to go with every activity your pet loves.

Nylon ScruffTag Dog Collars

A Nylon ScruffTag Collar has everything you love about classic dog collars with an added bonus of a ScruffTag stainless steel nameplate and durable hardware. This nylon collar allows you to personalize your dog’s information right on the ScruffTag eliminating any obnoxious jingling tags.

Personalized Buckle Nylon Dog Collar

Being lightweight and easy to take off and on, a Personalized Buckle Nylon Collar has it all. This nylon collar allows you to engrave your pup’s information right on the front of the buckle. These durable buckles are made to outlast every adventure you and your dog take.

Martingale Nylon Dog Collar

A Martingale Nylon Collar is a great option if you’re looking to have more control over your pup. These nylon dog collars are perfect for walking or training your pup. Choose from a Personalized Buckle or Embroidered Martingale Nylon Collar to ensure your dog has identification on at all times. Check out the blog 4 Reasons to Use a Martingale Collar to find out more information on how they can benefit your furry friend.

Embroidered Nylon Dog Collar

With an Embroidered Nylon Collar, your furry friend’s name and number get embroidered right on to the durable nylon. The best part about an these nylon collars is that they ensure your pup has identification on at all times. This identification method is easy to read and guaranteed to last through all your dog’s activities.

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An added bonus is that we have coordinated leashes for any nylon collar. Check out all the fun nylon collar options for your dog here.

Perfect Sizing

Most nylon collars are adjustable, making it easy to find the perfect size for any dog. No matter if your pup is small or big, a nylon collar can fit like a gem. Measure your furry friend’s neck with sewing tape, string, or by laying their collar out flat to find the perfect size. Click here to see our complete sizing guide.

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Once you get your dog’s nylon collar, they are easy to adjust for the perfect fit.

How To Adjust Your Nylon Dog Collar - YouTube

With ultimate comfort, a variety of styles and a perfect fit, you are guaranteed to find a nylon collar your furry friend will love.

Does your furry friend benefit from a nylon dog collar?

Want more information on nylon dog collars? Check out these blogs.

Nylon ScruffTag Personalized Collar

How To Care For Your Nylon Dog Collar

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The Paw It Forward Program was created at dogIDs as a way to help improve the lives of dogs. This summer we are excited to feature the Grey Muzzle Organization in our program. The last time dogIDs was partnered with Grey Muzzle, we were able to raise $3,964 in donations from our amazing customers. We loved partnering up with such a great organization and can’t wait to work with them again.

The Grey Muzzle Organization strives to help improve the lives of senior dogs by funding programs such as hospice care, senior dog adoption, medical screenings and other programs at various rescue groups and shelters. Their goal is to have no senior dog die alone and afraid. With this mission in mind, 2017 became the most successful grant cycle in the history of the organization. Over 220 grant applicants were received. Grantees are provided services and programs to help reach the goal of improving the quality of life of older dogs. Thanks to the Grey Muzzle grants, the organization was able to award more than $300,000 to 50 different rescue groups and shelters.

Camille was rescued from a puppy mill and benefitted from a medical expense grant.

Here are some other great achievements the Grey Muzzle organization was able to accomplish due to their donors.

  • Helped 3,900 senior dogs find their forever home in 2016.  
  • 37% increase in the number of senior dogs helped
  • 36% decrease in the time it took for senior dogs to be adopted.
  • Funding topped 1 million since 2008.
Seymour received a dental grant from Grey Muzzle.

The Grey Muzzle organization also takes pride in their Bed Fund. The Bed Fund was created in order to give senior dogs a soft place to rest. This past year, they were able to provide 72 beds to 36 animal shelters, a cost more than 7,000.

To find out more facts about the Grey Muzzle organization check out their website and our blog, Helping Senior Dogs in their Golden Years.

Check out our website to learn more about how you can Paw It Forward today.

dogIDs is incredibly excited to partner up again with the Grey Muzzle Organization this summer and work towards improving the quality of life for older dogs nationwide.

What’s your favorite dog-related nonprofit organization?

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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.

Here are 3 reasons why you should consider investing in a backout collar for your pup: 1. Safety First

Your pet’s safety is a priority in every situation. First-time pet owners often forget that dogs can back out or slip out of their collars way to easily. If a dog gets loose from their collar a lot of harm can come to them. With a backout collar, the larger loop on the collar will tighten if the dog tries to back out. This feature is great for certain breeds that typically have a head that is smaller than their neck or have fine, softer hair. Your dog will have nothing but comfort around their neck when wearing a backout collar as they are more gentle than choke collars or slip collars with prongs.

2. More Control

Backout collars are great for training. They allow you to have more control over your pup when outside on walks. A backout collar is able to adapt to rapidly changing situations as the collar has two loops. When your pooch is relaxed and calm the collar will lay comfortably with slack, but when your dog is ready to go and starts to pull, then the collar will tighten up to control their movement. This allows you to have ultimate control over your dog in any environment.

3. Less Pressure

Walking your furry friend with no pressure on their neck is extremely important. You want to apply the least amount of pressure towards your dog’s neck as possible to avoid injury. Backout collars are ideal, as they distribute the pressure evenly around the neck.

Variety

The best part about backout collars is they come in a variety of styles to choose from. Each style lets you personalize the collar to hold all your dog’s information without any tags. This ensures your pet is safe and has identification on at all times.

Our Favorite Backout Collars: Embroidered Backout Collar

An Embroidered Backout Collar allows you to embroider your furry friend’s information right on the collar. Having the information right on the collar allows for easy accessibility and readability, even when the collar is expanding and contracting. With a variety of color combinations, you are sure to find a collar that will fit your pet’s personality.

Personalized Buckle Backout Collar

Made with a personalized buckle, this backout collar allows you to quickly remove your dog’s collar in any sticky situation. The best part is your dog’s information is engraved right on the buckle. Made of super soft nylon, your dog is sure to have ultimate comfort in this backout collar.

Would your dog benefit from a backout collar?

For more information on backout collars check out these articles.

4 Reasons To Use A Martingale Collar

Martingale Dog Collars For Training

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At dogIDs, our goal is to provide you with all the information you need to choose the very best product for your best friend. Behind every call and email, you will find our customer service team helping you pick a product, make adjustments to your order and answer any questions you might have. Meet our small, but amazing customer service team!

Meet Keely

Keely joined the dogIDs pack in 2015 as a production assistant. With a vast knowledge of dogIDs products, she is now one of our knowledgeable Customer Service Representatives. Keely’s favorite part of customer service is hearing all about the customers and their dogs.

Keely was born in Canada and grew up in Bismarck, North Dakota. She is currently living in Fargo with her boyfriend, Jess, and daughter, Lachlan. Lachlan gets to come to work with Keely and help her in customer service twice a week. Keely loves being a fur mom to three loveable dogs, Emma, Ody and Burton. Emma is a 2-year-old white Boxer and is known as the office clown here at dogIDs. You can find Emma being famous on Instagram by searching @emmafromdogids. Ody is 6-year-old French Bulldog mix and is referred to as the fun police around the office. Burton is a big loveable 5-year-old Cane Corso mix who drools more than any pup we have ever seen! With having a daughter and three furbabies, Keely stays plenty busy.

Meet Chelsea

Chelsea has been with dogIDs since 2015. She started as a Product Marketing Intern and moved to a Customer Service Representative and Human Resource Administrator once she graduated college. Along with working in customer service and HR, Chelsea is head of the dogIDs culture club that plans team-building activities for the dogIDs pack. Being in customer service is her calling since she is a huge people person.

Chelsea was born and raised in a small town in Northern Minnesota. Growing up, Chelsea’s family raised and raced sled dogs. At one time they had as many as 17 dogs in their home! Being huge into dogs, her family bred Miniature Schnauzers throughout her childhood as well. Chelsea currently lives in Fargo with her boyfriend Matt. They don’t have dogs of their own yet, but once they have a house they hope to have a black German Shepherd. They both love Harry Potter so much that they want to name their future dog “Sirius.”

Chelsea enjoys spending time with family and friends, going on road trips and watching “The Bachelor” as her guilty pleasure. Chelsea loves to learn something new every day. She believes our world and history are fascinating.

How to Contact the Team

Our customer service team is in our dogIDs office Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. You can reach them by calling 800-720-8247, emailing them at service@dogids.com or through live chat right on our website while you shop. If you want a quick answer to any questions you can check out our Help Center and our “How-to” Dog Blog.

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Coming home to a four-legged friend’s loving face can be the best thing after a long day at work, but some people think they can’t have this luxury because having dogs in apartments is too difficult. With these five tips on keeping your pooch happy and healthy, even you apartment dwellers can know the joys of owning a dog.

5 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Happy in an Apartment 1. Be Realistic

What kind of dog do you want or have? Contrary to popular belief, smaller dogs aren’t always the best for apartment living. They tend to require more exercise and are often noisier than larger breeds. Surprisingly, Great Danes are actually great apartment dogs because they are considered a low energy breed.

Once you figure out what kind of dog you want you need to ask yourself: do I have the time to take care of a dog? Unlike having a dog in a house, where you can often just let your pup out in the backyard to do their business and run around, it’ll take more time to leash up and go for walks multiple times a day.

2. Exercise Often

Because your pooch is confined to a smaller area during the day, they need to be walked at least 2-3 times per day, at minimum just to go to the bathroom.

To supplement your daily walks, you should have at least two high energy session per week with your dog. This could mean taking longer walks, playing fetch, going to the beach to play or checking out your area dog parks.

All of these get your dog socialized, properly exercised and exhausts them mentally, physically and socially. Doing this gives them an energy release which, in turn, helps prevent separation anxiety and keeps Fido from chewing on your shoes or your furniture.

3. Keep Your Pooch Stimulated

Like us humans, dogs get bored if they don’t have anything to do. You can help your furry friend by teaching them new tricks every couple of weeks, giving them new smells around the apartment and swapping out their toys every month or so.

A fun game my grandparents did every night with their chocolate lab, Molly, was to have her sit in the bedroom while they would hide treats around the rest of their place. Then they’d tell her to “Go get it!” and off she’d go sniffing around to find the treats.

All of these things give your pup ways to use their brain so they aren’t taking out that built up energy in negative ways.

Here are a couple of our favorite toys for when your four-legged friend is home alone:

Indoor Tether Tug

Qwizl Zogoflex Puzzle Dog Toy

Hypoallergenic Bison Rawhide Bone

4. Make a Routine

Since you most likely can’t let your dog out throughout the day, getting into a routine helps your pooch know what to expect. If you walk them around the same time each day, they’ll learn when they should go to the bathroom and are less likely to have accidents around the apartment.   

5. Give Fido His Own Space

Just like you may have your own “getaway” space, so should your dog. This could include their bed or crate (if they’re trained and comfortable), food and water and their favorite toys. Giving them a specific area of the apartment gives them some place to relax during the day or retreat to if they get stressed out.

Overall, if you have the time to commit to walking and playing with your dog every day, they’ll be just as happy, if not happier, than if they lived in a house.

Did I miss something? Leave your additional tips in the comments below for how you keep your apartment pup happy.

Searching for an apartment that accepts your dog? Check out this article on finding the right apartment for you and your pup: Apartment Hunting Tips for Pet Parents

About Daniele Haekenkamp

Daniele joined the dogIDs pack as a Product Marketing Intern. In her spare time she enjoys collecting video games and singing along to Disney movies. Even though she loves petting every dog in sight, she considers herself to be more of a cat person (we try not to hold it against her). Her lifelong goal is to someday start her own company.

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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.
  1. What are my dog’s needs?
  2. What are my dog’s attitudes and behaviors?
  3. Which product will benefit my dog the most?
What are my dog’s needs?

Every dog has different needs. Figuring out your pup’s needs will help you decide whether a harness or collar is better for them.

Reasons Your Dog May Need A Harness Frequent Walks

Harnesses are a great option if you frequently walk your dog. Dog walks can be a stressful time for both owners and pets. Distractions, traffic and other dogs can make dog walking very difficult. However, with the help of a harness, walking can become a lot easier. Harnesses are known for providing more control over your pup. Having more control is helpful when walking next to streets and alongside crowds. If you and your dog frequently walk by busy roads or events you will want to be in control of your dog. Investing in a harness will help you have control on walks, making dog walking smoother for you and your pup.

Neck Issues

Wearing a harness will lessen the likelihood of your pup’s neck being strained. Over time dogs can develop neck injuries and issues. Dogs with short noses, like pugs, tend to strain their necks a lot easier. Small dogs tend to have delicate necks making them more susceptible to injuries.  Pulling on a collar can put extra stress towards your dog’s windpipe. This can cause respiratory problems in the future. The great thing about harnesses is they move the pressure from being placed on a dog’s neck or throat to their chest or shoulders.

Medical Conditions

Dogs with collapsing trachea have a windpipe that flattens out. A dog with this condition will experience severe coughing episodes if they are pulling on a collar. It is recommended that dogs with collapsing trachea wear a harness to lessen the pressure on their neck.

Mobility Needs

Harnesses provide help If your pup needs extra assistance with being lifted. Having extra assistance can be useful when helping a dog up the stairs or into the car. If your dog has back problems or is older than a harness can be a great benefit.

Reasons Your Dog May Need A Collar Easy to Wear

Collars are great if you plan on keeping them on your dog at all times. They allow your dog more comfort and flexibility when inside the house and are easily visible.  A great advantage with collars is they are able to hold your furry friend’s identification and medical tags easily.

House Dog

Collars are great for dog’s who don’t go on frequent walks or don’t venture far. Typically small dogs go for shorter walks and don’t need as much exercise. In this case, a collar is perfect for a dog who is staying close to home.

Every dog is different and you should consider your dog’s needs before deciding if a harness or collar is perfect for your furry friend.  

What are my dog’s attitudes and behaviors?

Your dog’s behavior and attitude play a key role in whether you should invest in a harness or collar. Whether your pup pulls, gets distracted or is well-trained can determine which pet product is best for them.

Behaviors That Are Best For A Harness Needs Training

Harnesses are ideal for pups who are not fully trained. If your four-legged friend frequently jumps or lunges at people and other dogs on walks, then a harness will provide you with more control. It can allow you to quickly stop your dog before they lunge or jump, allowing you to keep control of your dog the entire walk.

Spirited Puller

Most importantly, if your dog pulls, then a harness is a much better option for your dog. Harnesses won’t strain your dog’s neck when they start to pull. Having a harness will also provide relief to your arm with less pressure pulling against the leash. If your dog is tugging on a collar, it can lead to coughing episodes from the strain on your dog’s neck. A No Pull Harness is a great option to consider if your furry friend struggles with pulling on walks.

Easily Distracted

Does your pup get easily distracted while walking? Harnesses will keep your furry friend looking forward the entire walk. Just a quick tug from you on their harness lets your dog know that you mean business.

Behaviors That Are Best For Collars Well-Trained Dogs

If your dog is well-trained and doesn’t pull, then there is no reason not to use a collar. Dogs who tend to stay in control on walks without pulling are not likely to strain their necks. If your dog walks nicely and listens then there is no reason you should rule out a collar for your four-legged friend.

Which will benefit my dog the most on walks?

Lastly, we need to ask ourselves what will truly benefit my dog the most? We always want to be thinking what is best for our furry friends.

Harnesses

Harnesses are great to help train your dog. If you are struggling to get your pup not to pull on walks than harness is the ideal option. The last thing any pet owner wants is it their dog’s neck being injured on walks. However, not all dogs want to wear a harness. Many pups think a harness can be uncomfortable during walks. They simply don’t like the restriction. If you are going to invest in a harness it may take a while for your pup to get used to it.

Collars

Collars can benefit your dog as well. They are ideal for pups who are well trained. Oftentimes dogs love the feel and freedom of collars. They are perfect around the house. A bonus to pet owners is that they are easy to put on and adjust. Collars can allow you to easily transition from various activities. The best part is there are a wide variety of options and styles to choose from and are visible and easy to see from a distance.

Identification

No matter if you are choosing a collar or harness for your pup, they should have identification on them at all times. You never know when your furry friend might slip away from you. Identification is extremely important for your dog and can often save your pup’s life.

The good news is that with embroidered and engraving, you have the option to have personalization on your dog’s collar or harness.

Check out the article “The Importance of Wearing Identification Tags,” for more information on the significance of dog ID tags.

Choosing a Harness

If you choose to invest in a harness for your dog, there are many great options that include personalization and identification.

Embroidered Nylon Harness

An Embroidered Nylon Harness is a wonderful harness for your dog. This harness allows you to embroider your personalized information right on it. The Embroidered Nylon Harness is made from super soft durable nylon that will provide your pup with ultimate comfort. The major benefit your pup will feel is having the pressure removed from their neck and onto their chest.

Personalized Buckle Step-In Dog Harness

Another great option for your pup is a Personalized Buckle Step-In Dog Harness. This harness allows your dog to step right into the harness making it quick and easy to put on. This high-quality nylon will provide your dog with comfort and will outlast the toughest puller. A bonus is this harness lets you engrave your dog’s identification information right on the buckle.

No Pull Embroidered Nylon Harness

A No Pull Embroidered Nylon Harness will provide many advantages to your dog. This harness is a classic harness with a martingale style-loop across the chest for ultimate control. It is perfect for dogs who need extra training assistance and don’t walk nicely. This harness will redirect your dog’s attention. When they pull on the leash they will be turned around to focus on walking again.

Choosing a Collar

If a collar will benefit your pup the most then there are many options to choose from. Collars come in a wide variety of styles and colors.

Personalized Waterproof Collar

The Personalized Waterproof Dog Collar is a great option for the adventurous dog. The waterproof collar is odor resistant and made to last. If your pup loves jumping in the water, snow or mud than investing in a waterproof collar is a must. The water, snow or mud wipes right off with leaving no odor at all. The best part of the collar is you no longer have to deal with jingling tags. All your dog’s information goes right on the slide on tag.

Check out the article, “Does Your Dog Need A Waterproof Collar?” to find out more benefits of investing in a waterproof collar.

Nylon ScruffTag Collar

The Nylon ScruffTag Collar is another great option for your pet. The nylon is durable and has the classic collar look for your pet. This collar is made out of the softest nylon to provide your pup ultimate comfort. The Nylon ScruffTag is perfect for dogs who stay by the house and don’t get into messes. This collar has the same benefits of personalizing your information right onto the included ScruffTag with no jingling tags.

Embroidered Nylon Collar

The Embroidered Nylon Dog Collar is made of durable nylon and comes with your dog’s information embroidered right on the collar. You don’t have to worry about any hanging tags for your dog. This collar can dress up your pet’s wardrobe with a wide variety of color options to choose from.  

Personalized Buckle Nylon Collar

Want an easy release buckle for your furry friend? The Personalized Buckle Nylon Dog Collar allows you to engrave your dog’s information right on the buckle. The personalize buckle eliminates any jingling tags and allows for quick release in a sticky situation.

To find out more information on choosing the right collar for your dog, check out the article “How To Choose The Right Collar For Your Dog.”

When debating which is better for your dog, a harness or collar, remember to ask yourself; What are my dog’s needs? What are my dog’s attitudes and behaviors? And lastly, which product will benefit my dog the most? We always want to have our furry friend’s interests in mind when choosing a collar or harness. With either option, it is important to have identification on your dog wherever they may go.

What recommendations do you have when choosing a collar or harness?

Want more tips on choosing a collar or harness? Check out these articles.

4 Reasons To Use A Harness To Walk Your Dog

How To Put On A Dog Harness

When To Use A Harness vs. Collar

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At dogIDs, we strive to improve the lives of dogs. With that in mind, we created our Paw It Forward program as a way to give back to dog-related non-profits. In 2017, we were honored to be partnered with Best Friends Animal Society, Red Rover, World Vets and Canine Cell Mates. Looking back on the previous year we are thrilled to see the effect our Paw It Forward program has made.

Take a look at the impact our customers made in 2017!

Want more information on our Paw It Forward program? Check out these blogs.

Paw It Forward Internationally With World Vets

Canine CellMates: Offering a 2nd Chance for Dogs and Inmates

Our New Paw It Forward Partner, Red Rover

How You And Your Best Friend Can Give Back

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March Madness is a fun time of the year to cheer on your favorite NCAA men’s basketball team. It’s three weeks filled with friends, cheering, laughter and great food. If you love your dog like we do, chances are you’ll want them to help you cheer on your favorite team. Here are 3 ways you can show some team spirit with your favorite pup.

Two-Toned Collar

A two-toned collar is a fun way to get your dog’s team spirit going. With a Two-Toned Waterproof Scrufftag Collar, you get to choose 2 vibrant colors for your dog’s collar. Mix and match to coordinate with your favorite team. This multi-color collar comes with a built in ScruffTag allowing your pup to have identification without jingling tags. We wouldn’t want your furry friend’s tags to be a distraction during the games.

Embroidered Nylon Dog Collar

An Embroidered Nylon Dog Collar is a fun way to show your team’s colors. With a wide variety of nylon collars and thread colors to choose from, you will be able to have your furkid repping your favorite school. Every collar is personalized with your dog’s name and phone number right on the collar. If you’d rather have your favorite team’s name on the collar, you can do that too. Your dog will be able to have identification and stand out all March Madness long. Have your doggo be a part of the games with this Embroidered Nylon Dog Collar.

Team ID Tag

Having a team tag is the classic way to cheer on your favorite team with your pup. With a sports team ID tag, your dog will be supporting your team during March Madness. Each tag has your team’s classic logo on the front with 4 lines of personalized information on the back of the tag. We want you to rest easy during the games knowing your pup is staying safe. Plus, every tag comes with a free glow in the dark tag silencer to keep it looking new and give you some peace and quiet. With a team ID tag, you and your pooch will be cheering on your favorite team this March Madness.

Whether your dog chooses to support your team with a collar or tag, you know your pup will be showing the most team spirit. Have fun this March Madness with your furry friend!

How do you plan to support your favorite team this March Madness?

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Is your furry friend your Valentine this year? Here are 4 ways you can treat your favorite dog this Valentine’s Day.

Showing Affection

There are many ways you can show your favorite pup love without getting them a gift. For Valentine’s Day spend a little extra time playing with your dog. Throwing a couple more rounds of frisbee or ball will make your four legged friend feel appreciated. Don’t forget to get outside and take your puppy for a walk. Going to the park or for a long walk will make your dog’s day even better.

Along with being active, you can show your pup love by your attention. Giving your dog extra scratches and belly rubs will make them have the best Valentine’s Day yet. Along with pets, brushing your dog with a soft brush is a great way to show you care.

Don’t forget to praise your furry friend a little extra this Valentine’s Day. Focusing on their positive actions creates a loving atmosphere for your dog.

Tail Wagging Treats

You may not be able to give your pup a box of chocolates, but why not send a box of treats their way? Brew Chewz All Natural Dog Bone Treats will have your dog drooling this Valentine’s Day. These treats come in five different flavors. Choose from Pumpkin and Carrot, Peanut Butter Banana, Peanut Butter Blueberry, Peanut Butter and Sweet Potato. With all their natural ingredients your pup is sure to fall in love with these treats!

The Collar of Puppy Love

Want your furry friend to be feeling the love this Valentine’s Day? Order them a dogIDs signature Valentine’s Day collar. With three color options, your pup will be set for any date this Valentine’s Day. These cute designs are not only perfect for Valentine’s Day, they can show off your dog’s personality all year long!

Lovable Dog ID Tags

Show off your love for your dog with one of these adorable dog ID tags. There are five unique design to choose from, three different sizes and up to three lines of personalization. Your pup will feel the love with these fun tags, plus your heart will rest easy knowing they can make it home safe if they get lost.

Whether you’re getting your puppy a gift or spending extra time with them, we are certain that they will be feeling the love this Valentine’s Day.

How are you and your furry spending your Valentine’s Day?

Want more tips on showing your furry friend love? Check out these blogs.

6 Ways Dogs Show Love

Sharing The Puppy Love This Valentine’s Day

4 Ways To Show Your Dog You Love Him

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