Getting Started

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How to Be a Responsible Pet Owner

Puppies are great fun but also a great responsibility. We'll help you navigate through everything–from the adoption process to providing the best products and veterinary care.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dogs

Find the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about dogs, including questions about breeds, grooming, health and behavior and everything in between.

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Getting Started with Your Puppy

Welcoming a dog into your home requires a lot of work and preparation. To get you started, we'll help with training, discipline, play time and everything in between.

You may not realize it but the products you use to keep your house clean could be dangerous, or even toxic, for your dog. Many commercial cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can be hazardous for your dog if he inhales or ingests them.
You may not realize it but the products you use to keep your house clean could be dangerous, or even toxic, for your dog. Many commercial cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can be hazardous for your dog if he inhales or ingests them.
Many dog parents keep cleaning products that are not safe for dogs around the house.  Cheaper and just as effective as the products you buy at the store, we’ve found a few DIY cleaning supplies you already have in your pantry.
Many dog parents keep cleaning products that are not safe for dogs around the house. Cheaper and just as effective as the products you buy at the store, we’ve found a few DIY cleaning supplies you already have in your pantry.
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We are traveling in a home on wheels with our dogs!

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June 21st is National Dog Party Day. Here are our favorite party ideas to help you throw the coolest dog party ever!

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Our Dutch Shepherd, "Zero, has gone through multiple kennels in a very short period of time. From wire to plastic he continually put them to the test and won." Here is how he feels about his new Stationary Impact Dog Crate.

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All 9 Dogs involved in Trailer Rollover were Safe in Impact Dog Crates.

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If I could go back in time, I would have purchased this high anxiety dog crate the second we rescued Jorah. We are now able to crate him and know he is safe and can't hurt himself trying to escape. Best crate on the market. 2 year dog damage protection warranty.

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Meet Rony, Utah's hardest working Narcotics Detection and Patrol K9! From chasing down bad guys to sniffing suspicious vehicles for drugs, this pup is excited to respond to any call that comes his way! Rony's handler and best friend, Deputy/Paramedic Larsen, gives us the inside scoop of a day in the life of a working dog. 
 

 
  • Do you have a cool story or favorite memory of Rony?
"Rony’s first arrest as a patrol dog was assisting a local police department with finding two guys who had been driving a stolen car that ran from their officers, wrecked into a house and then fled on foot. He ended up tracking them for about 90 minutes through thick thorn brush and trees on a hillside, while they ran. We cleared multiple sheds and pushed one guy right into waiting officers, where he was arrested without anyone getting hurt."
  • How long has Rony been in the force?
"Rony and I were partnered in Nov. 2015, when he was purchased from the local kennel at 16 months old, and we have been working the streets since then."
  • Describe a day in the life of a Police/Narcotics Detection K9.
"A day in our life consists of signing on duty, where we are typically the only available...

This is a heartwarming rescue story of a puppy who endured months of neglect and was thrown from a car before appearing at the doorstep of his new, loving family. Here's his story, as told by his new mother, Kelci.

-"Sue had no idea what petting was..."

"I was outside in our fenced yard with Charlie, our pit bull, and we were playing around with some sticks when I heard a car stop beside me. I thought it was our neighbors so I was about to wave hi, but it was a car I had never seen before. They stopped, opened the door and pushed a small, spotted puppy out of the car and drove off. I waved at the driver to stop, thinking it might have been an accident, but they just kept going. This poor puppy immediately saw us and started moving towards the fence as I ran over to pick him up. He was a skinny, muddy pit bull roughly 4 months old. We fed him, gave him a bath, and then checked the local Facebook and Vet offices to see if anyone was looking for him. After a week we gave up and decided to keep him; he needed a lot of love.

We named him Sue, which seemed fitting. Yep, a boy named Sue. It was amazing to see the instant connection he had with Charlie. It didn't take long to...

Jumping high, swimming fast, and barking are just a few of the many incredible features the majestic dolphin is known for. The legs and fur are unusual traits for this species, but this team of domesticated dolphins use these unique attributes to their advantage. These aquatic mammals are passionate about competing in water sports, and have adapted to dog toys and car rides. For this week's Working Dog Wednesday, we've decided not to feature a dog this time, but three hard working dolphins! Meet the Team Trifecta Dock Dogs: Parker, Dillon and Axel! These athletic pups will blow your minds with their incredible hops and love for water, you might even forget they're dogs! Here is their story:

Meet the pups: Axel is a seven-year-old chocolate Labrador, Dillon is a five-year-old yellow Labrador, and Parker is a two-year-old Black Lab/GSP mix. We have all three of the Labrador Retriever colors, hence why our team name is Team Trifecta. Axel and Dillon have been competing for over three years and we are actively working on getting Parker to compete.

  • How did you get started with dock dog competitions?

April worked in a nursing home, where a guy who brought in his lab as a therapy...

At only 8 months old, this energetic black lab, named Keena, has already become a mountain dog at heart. She's been spending her first winter up at Copper Mountain in Colorado, playing in the snow, hanging out with fur-friends and human friends, and hopping onto chairlifts. If a dog could have a dream job, this would be the one! It's not all play for this pup though, Keena is actually training for a very serious career as an Avalanche Search and Rescue dog. She is fast and fearless, which is crucial when it comes down to saving someone's life in a matter of minutes. 

A SAR dog's senses are vital to finding and saving lives in all types of situations. For instance, an Avalanche dog can search one hectare (2.5 acres) in 30 minutes, which would take approximately 4 hours for 20 humans using avalanche probes, to search an equivalent area. Keena will have to prove she has what it takes to smell and dig as fast as the pros, and it looks like she's well on her way to becoming the freshest SAR powder pup in Colorado!

 

 

 

  • How did Keena become an Avalanche Rescue Dog, and what is the training involved?
Keena is still in training to be an Avalanche Rescue Dog, she was selected from a...

If you were one of the 111 million Americans zoned into the Super Bowl this year, then you may already know this floppy-eared pup! Meet Jack Daniel, the multi-talented Boxer with incredible Agility skills, and happens to be Tom Brady's puppy! Well, that last part isn't entirely true, but Jack definitely stole the spotlight from the Patriots Quarterback, when they starred together in the recent Intel Super Bowl commercial.

He may not be an NFL superstar, but Jack Daniel has an impressive stack of awards himself, including a Master's Standard Silver at the American K9 Country, Preferred Agility Championship Title (PACH) Champion, a Qualifier for the 2016 American Kennel Club National Agility Championship, and has competed twice at the Westminster Kennel Club Agility Championships. Jack shines no matter where he is, and has a proud mom (and trainer) to share his story!

 

Jack Daniel recently placed 4th in Jumpers at the Westminster Kennel Club Agility Championships, Congrats! How did he learn to become so focused despite the distractions of large crowds? 

We ran at Westminster last year and the crowds were our undoing. I went away from it knowing what we needed to work on. It...

This week's Working Dog Wednesday story might be the most inspiring one yet! It's hard to imagine this smart, friendly Search and Rescue K9 was once a timid shelter dog, who had lost hope waiting for a forever family. Luckily, Melissa, a local fire fighter and dog lover, came to the rescue and brought this special puppy home with her. Now, Chief is training as a SAR dog, and is the official mascot for the Hamel Fire Department, where he gets to hangout with his mom all the time! This WDW story goes out to you Chief!

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For Working Dog Wednesday this month, we are recognizing our country's dedicated working dogs and their handlers, who serve and have served our community. March 13th honors all of these incredible K9s who spend each day protecting America and defending our freedom.

This week, we are so excited to show off this team of best friends, who patrol the Air Force base together, train together, and eat bacon together. Not everyone gets to work side-by-side with their closest friend, but USAF Security Forces Officer Connor is one of the lucky ones. Meet Connor's awesome partner, K9 Jack!

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K9 Rev and his team, BORTAC, are standing by as we speak, ready to deploy to possibly the most brutal terrain in America, where some of the Nation's most dangerous criminals have signed up for the worst hide-and-seek game of their lives. Rev is a hardcore Patrol Canine who is always eager to introduce himself to the bad guys! For this week's Working Dog Wednesday, we're featuring this tough maligator and his handler, who proudly protect and serve our country!

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National K9 Veterans' Day is March 13th, honoring all military and working dogs for their service and sacrifice for our nation. This month, we are recognizing our country's dedicated service dogs and their handlers, who serve and have served our community!

For this week's special Working Dog Wednesday, we are featuring a handsome black lab named Shade, and his partner Chief Keith Hutcheson. Shade spent the first 2 years of his life in tough conditions overseas in Iraq, working 6 days a week as an Explosives Detection dog. Now, at 5 and a half years young, he spends his time responding to calls in North Idaho as well as relaxing at home. Meet Shade, the most kind, gentle pup who loves to use his nose to find more than just a slice of pizza!

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Meet Junie the Diabetic Alert Dog!

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As with other animals of this energetic group, such as wolverines and badgers, Zoe Honey Badgers are notorious for their strength, ferocity and toughness. They have been known to savagely and fearlessly attack almost any kind of avalanche, honey badger don't care. This specific breed of honey badger is native to Revelstoke Mountain in B.C., Canada, and uses it's adorable looks to lure in humans. This honey badger also kind of looks like a dog...

Meet Zoe aka The Honey Badger, this week's fierce little Working Dog Wednesday K9! She may be small and cute, but she has a big job as an Avalanche Search and Rescue Dog. 

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The Alternative to the Wire Crate

It’s a scary thought crating your pup, whether it be for a couple minutes or a couple hours you want to make sure your dog will be safe, secure, and happy. For the longest time there have been very few alternatives to a traditional wire dog crate until now. Impact Dog Crates would like to present their brand new Hybrid Crate.

Why it’s Different

We took your traditional wire dog crate and completely reinvented it adding more durability, more safety, and more piece of mind to dog owners everywhere. Say goodbye to dangerous metal wires and say hello to aluminum crating engineered to keep a dog owners mind at ease, and a pup safe from harm.

Who it’s For

This crate was specifically designed for the simple pup. Designed to be used in your home this crate is engineered for the “Average Joe” dog. If your dog is known as a destroyer, suffers from high anxiety or storm phobia our high anxiety crates would be the best crates for you. If you are a frequent traveler and enjoy taking your best friend/adventure buddy with you our stationary line of crates is your best buy.

How does it compare?

A serious problem facing dog owners that use wire crates is...

Whats your dog’s favorite snack?

We are all guilty of it. Handing over our pup a table scrap, or my dog’s favorite a coveted piece of banana. Although there are many human foods dogs can enjoy no problem, there are also some that can be very harmful and even deadly to your pooch.

Here is a list of common foods you should NEVER let your dog consume:

Xylitol- this artificial sweetener is commonly found in candy and gum. This can lead to your pup’s blood sugar dropping and liver failure.

Avocado- avocados contain Persin which in large quantities can become poisonous to your pup.

Onions & Garlic- can kill your pup’s red blood cells causing anemia.

Grapes & Raisons- can cause kidney failure.

Milk & other Dairy Products- can cause digestive problems.

Macadamia Nuts- even in very small quantities macadamia nuts can cause muscle shakes, vomiting, high temperatures, and weakness in the back legs of your pup.

Chocolate- containing theobromine, chocolate is extremely toxic to your pup and can cause heart problems, tremors, seizers, and even death.

Fat Trimmings & Bones- both cooked and uncooked can cause pancreatitis in dogs. Bones can splinter and cause cuts in your dogs digestive...

Did you know that the average dog spends 12 to 14 hours sleeping per day? That’s half of your pup’s life dreaming about dog treats & belly scratches.

Dogs are very similar to humans in the way of which with age they become more prone to arthritis and other aliments such as:

            ▪           Other joint problems

            ▪           Hip dysplasia

            ▪           Generalized muscle loss associated with old age

            ▪           Dogs that have had orthopedic or neurological surgeries 

            ▪           Bone injuries (fractures, luxations, etc.)

            ▪           Soft tissue injuries (tendons, ligaments, etc.)

          

Not only do Orthopedic Dog Beds provide comfort by taking away painful pressure points that can flare up the aliments listed above, but they act as a preventive measure to help prevent painful diseases that could lead to costly vet bills.

Us as humans take every possible precaution to ensure we get a proper good nights sleep because we know the effect that sleep has on the body. As a pet owner its your responsible to ensure your dog gets the same.

Impact Dog Crates offers the highest quality Orthopedic Dog Beds for all sizes of...

Take a moment to think about the last time you drove around with your dog in the car. Did you have your dog restrained, or were you constantly reaching back to pet them, messing with the windows, or even allowing your dog to sit on your lap? An overwhelming 84% of dog owners drive with their pets unrestrained. Regardless of how short the ride is, you’re not just putting your unsecured pets at risk, but you’re also endangering yourself and other drivers. If you’re allowing your dog to roam freely in the car, it may be time to reconsider how you travel with your dog.

Distracted Driving
Sure, we all have our own innocent reasons for giving our dogs some freedom in the car. Maybe you just want your pups to enjoy the ride by letting them stick their heads out the window to feel the breeze, or you may feel bad if they’re not sitting next to you in the front seat. Well, guess what? A jaw-dropping 60% of dog owners admit to distracted driving caused by unrestrained dogs in the car.

Looking away for just two seconds doubles your risk of being involved in an accident, which is one of the frightening realities of driving. Years of comprehensive research have proven that child restraints...

5  Tips for Keeping Dogs Calm During Fireworks for the 4th!

The folks over at K9 of Mine love dogs as much as we do, and this year they’ve released this great infographic on How to Keep Dogs Safe & Calm for 4th of July Fireworks.

We are republishing the infographic here with their permission, along with a contributor article from K9 of Mine’s Meg Marrs. Enjoy!

 

  1. Get Your Dog Used to The Sound of Fireworks

The first step in keeping your canine calm during fireworks is to get them desensitized to the sound.

Find some videos of fireworks playing online (there are plenty on YouTube) and, as the sound and video play, begin giving your pup treats and playing with him.

The goal: to get your dog to associate the sound of fireworks with good, fun things like playtime and tasty goodies!

 

  1. Provide Your Dog With a Comfort Crate

Many dogs feel comforted by having their own crate they can go hide and burrow into when they hear those frightening fireworks.

Consider purchasing a crate that will help keep your pup safe and secure (at Impact Crates we have quite a decent selection).

Make your dog’s crate extra cozy with the addition of some blankets, a crate bed, and some favorite toys or...

Say goodbye to cracking plastic and unsanitary wood, The Impact Whelping Box is here to solve all your whelping box problems.

Its high-quality construction of light weight high grade aluminum allows stability and portability while powder coating ensures an easy sanitary clean up. A durable removable railing system is included to protect new born puppies from the harm of smothering. The door is low enough for the mother to come and go without rubbing her mammaries and still high enough to keep puppies from getting out.

The Impact Whelping Box is the ideal solution when it comes to keeping mom and her puppies in a safe and secure place. Unlike the traditional wood whelping box, high grade aluminum will not mold, or hold viruses, is more sanitary, non-porous, long lasting, and is easily broken down for fast storage. In comparison to a plastic whelping box our aluminum whelping box will not crack, and is built to last longer and have higher durability.

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