Posted on June 7, 2018

The Importance of Dog Tags for Pets


We love our pets, be they furry, feathered, scaly or hairless. They bring us happiness and complete our families. Their unconditional love is enough to brighten the darkest of days and even the most hapless pup knows when their master needs a cuddle. That’s why it’s important to keep their safety in mind. Lost dogs can sometimes never be reunited with their owners and even worse, face serious injury when roaming around unsupervised.

Our Smart Tags, part of the dog tags for pets range, offer a peace of mind solution for when you and your pet get separated or for those tricky escape artist breeds – we’re looking at you Husky! The Smart Tag is enabled with NFC and features a scannable QR code. When scanned with a smartphone, the tag reveals your selected information to anybody who comes across your lost dog. On request, the Smart Tag can email you the current GPS location and make available other important information such as vet details or medical requirements.

With the summer months fast approaching, owners tend to allow their pets more freedom to roam between the garden and the house – fantastic for allowing your friend to feel the fresh grass under their paws but without keen supervision, sometimes that fence isn’t quite enough to keep them from following their nose. Not only is a dog tag for your pet a great way to share with others your owner information (for a hopeful speedy return) but they are also required by law – under the Control of Dogs Order 1992. In addition to a new law – enforced from 2016 – that requires all dogs to be microchipped with the relevant information.

You can find further information on the other important laws and requirements you need to be aware of when looking at pet ownership in our previous articles. Laws are always updating and there are now more places that require dogs to be leashed than in previous years. While you should familiarise yourself with existing laws as a pet owner, you should also be aware of future changes, too.

Dog Tags and Leash Training

Leash training is an important aspect of any dog’s life and ideally should be taught – in short bursts – from the moment your new dog moves in. The first step is to get a comfortable collar – nothing too loose that can potentially be snagged and nothing too tight that restricts movement or breathing. Additionally, a quality dog tag is a must – lightweight, aluminium tags are fantastic starters (particularly for smaller breeds) which can be upgraded to a more durable fashion/designer or brass/steel as your dog grows stronger and bigger.

Before you take the training outside, it’s recommended that you spend a short amount of time each day walking your dog whilst on the leash through the house, gradually allowing them to adjust to being on a lead before facing the great outdoors. The more confident you are handling your new dog on the leash, the more confident they feel being leash-led.

Whether you’ve got a new puppy or an old dog, we have a whole range of dog tags for pets to suit everyone’s tastes, including a wide selection of popular bling, glitter and colourful designer tags, perfect for the pampered pet in your life.  For more information, give us a call today on 0845 680 0780 or email us.

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