The Importance of Identification

The Importance of Identification

It saddens me daily seeing posts on social medial about lost dogs, unfortunately it could happen to anyone even the best trained dogs may get scared or suddenly cant control themselves around that pesky squirrel that has been tormenting them for weeks however it is so simple for us to help our dog get home quickly with a simple identification tag.

I am sure we have all seen the posts about dog found with collar but no name tag or details on tag no longer valid and it infuriates me as with a name tag the person who finds your dog can quickly call you up and you are reunited simple as! Without a tag the person who find your dog maybe put in a situation where they have to go out of their way to take the dogs to the vets or look after it indefinitely until someone comes looking or even choose the painful decision to let them go and hope they find their way home which could end with a horrible outcome especially now the nights have drawn in. 

Not only is a name tag helping your dog to get home you are saving yourself from a possible huge fine. The control of dogs order 1992 and the microchipping law state every dog in the UK should wear a collar with the name and address of the owner engraved on it as well as being microchipped. If a dog warden finds your dog without a collar, you can receive a fine of up to £5,000 for the offence.

There are a few exemptions to these rules stated within the Control of Dogs Order 1992. The following circumstances allow for exemptions, as quoted from the order:

  • Any pack of hounds
  • Any dog while being used for sporting purposes
  • Any dog while being used for the capture or destruction of vermin
  • Any dog while being used for the driving or tending of cattle or sheep
  • Any dog while being used on official duties by a member of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces or Her Majesty’s Customers and Excise or the police force for any area
  • Any dog while being used in emergency rescue work
  • Any dog registered with the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

You should note that when it says “while being used” this refers to the specific times the dog is active in these events.

To promote the importance of Identification I am offering for the remained of November 20% off a name tag (engraved) with any purchase of a collar on my website with discount code ID20 in the checkout. Simply visit LeadingDog and find your perfect collar  ranges include the wonderful Leather Mendota range and the new Oscar and Hooch range and then choose the type of name tag you wish whether it is the standard hanging option or the fantastic slide on tag for open ended collars that is impossible for your dog to lose!

For any help or information on ID tags please feel free to email me laura@leadingdog.co.uk. Please note after purchase please email to advise of the details you require on the tag, engraved tags can not be returned for refund and collars purchased with offer can only be exchanged not refunded.