My Dog Doesn’t Like To Wear ID Tags. What Can I Do?

Do you have a dog with sensitive ears who doesn’t like to wear his or her ID tags because the jingle is just too annoying? Well, you aren’t alone. Some dogs just don’t like it. But that doesn’t mean you have to go without having a way for someone to ID your dog in case he or she gets lost. Yes, a chip is also important and is also an excellent way to ID your pet. But nothing beats a visual ID with your dog’s name and your phone number. I’ve read stories where chipped dogs have gotten lost, found by a stranger, but the chip didn’t read correctly.


One way you can fix this problem is by embroidering your dog’s name and your phone number on your collar. Now, you don’t have to do this yourself. You can actually order a personalized dog collar and have it embroidered with your information on it. And this doesn’t have to cost a fortune. For example, take a look at these collars.

Each is available for roughly the same price you would pay for a quality collar. I know you can find dog collars out there for just a few bucks, but those aren’t high quality. These personalized dog collars, on the other hand, are. And for your dog’s safety, you want a high quality one that won’t break on you and one where your information won’t fade over time.

And what I like about these collars is how large the letters and numbers are. I know sometimes I’ve looked on ID tags of dogs I’ve found and the letters are so tiny. You have to have good eyesight to read those ID tags. But not with these collars. The letters and numbers are large and easy to read. And because they are embroidered, they won’t fade.

The two styles that I like the most are these.

Useful Ways to Personalize Your Collar

Because these are custom collars, you aren’t limited to just your dog’s name and your phone number. No, you can customize it any way you need. Here are some ideas.

  • Use the phrase “Service Dog” to show everybody your dog is a service dog.
  • Write “Blind” to alert people that your dog is blind.
  • Write “Deaf” to alert people that your dog can’t hear.
  • Write “I’m Lost” to let others know that your dog is lost if it’s running around by itself.