If he has tags, he’s more likely to be returned to you. It’s that simple. Wearing identification will also make your dog more approachable to strangers. It indicates your dog is not a roaming stray, which may spur someone to take protective action.
Why are pet tags important?
Benefits of Tags
The most important thing a tag or collar does for your pet is to signify that it has a home. … If you equip your dog with a detailed enough collar, it can also ensure that your pet is returned to you much more quickly when they’re lost.
What should you put on your dog’s tag?
Your pet’s name, your phone number and the city where you reside are essential. “Putting a cell phone number on a tag is a smart way to ensure that you are reachable, no matter where you are,” says Dr. Benson. You can include your address, but sometimes there isn’t enough room on a tag.
What do you need on a dog tag?
What is the law around pet ID tags? The Control of Dogs Order 1992 mandates that any dog in a public place must wear a collar with the name and address (including postcode) of the owner engraved or written on it, or engraved on a tag. Your telephone number is optional (but advisable).
Do dog tags bother dogs?
For sound-sensitive dogs in particular, noisy tags may negatively affect their quality of life. Seeing dogs suffer the constant clanging and additional weight of wearing all that metal activates my pet peeve sensors like few other avoidable irritations. I even had a little rant about it recently on another blog.
How do you silence a dog tag?
Simply hold the flat sides of the tags together, get a piece of tape and wrap it around the tags so they’re all attached together. While this option is cheap, convenient and fast, like the rubber band it’s not meant to last very long.