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MEMOPETID:

ALL YOUR DOG'S DATA WITHIN THE REACH OF YOUR SMARTPHONE
 

In an ever-changing world, increasingly pushed to technological progress, MyFamily has decided to create a new product, capable of making the life of pet lovers all over the world easier. This is how memopet was born, a line of innovative and smart products, capable to interact with people through the app memopetID, easily manageable from your smartphone.

Memopet is designed to give those who own pets more help in taking care of them and ensure safety anytime.

Imagine the potential of hi-tech collars, harnesses and leashes that can become a complete, up-to-date, and always accessible digital database. Now this is possible thanks to the combination of these products with technology.
We have encased an NFC chip into every collar, harness and leash, making the memopet accessories capable to connect with the App MemopetID simply by approaching them to the chip inside the buckle.

With the App MemopetID you can create a complete and up-to-date profile of your pet, so you can always have a digital database with:

- Your profile and your 4-legged friend’s one
- Health and biographical data
- Passport and microchip
- Medical record
- Nutrition, allergies, therapies
- Agenda and reminder so you don't miss appointments, treatments, vaccines
- Summary and monitoring of your walks together (in combination with the leash)

 

THE APP THAT HELPS US PROTECT THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR 4-LEGGED FRIENDS

 

Let's see in detail how the App MemopetID works:

The App is available on  Apple Store  and Google Play Store, and it is the new and improved version of the old Memo Pet Identity (the first version of the App dedicated to our pets and born from MyFamily). In addition, those who have a profile on the old version of the app have the possibility to recover all the data previously entered by registering themselves with the same e-mail.

MemopetID is completely free and can also be used by those who do not own any memopet accessory, although some features will be limited. For example, some (more specific) fields cannot be filled out because they are activated by associating a memopet collar, leash, or harness. 

 

How to download the App and how to use it:

- Log in the Apple Store if you have an iOS operating system or the Google Play Store if you have Android.
- Type memopetID in the search bar and download the app.
- Register and complete your own and your dog's profile. Now you can enter all his most important data and have a complete database plus agenda and reminder available on the app.
- To fully exploit the potential of the app memopetID, purchase a memopet leash, collar or harness so you can complete his profile and benefit from the features of the leash.
- Proceed with the registration of the accessory you purchased, and then pair the collar, leash or harness with your dog.
- His data (entered in the app) will always be accessible by approaching your phone to the NFC chip inside the collar or harness.
- By tapping on the leash instead, the "activity" function activates and records the walks or physical activity carried out together.

 

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MEMOPETID: A HELP FOR YOU, HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR YOUR DOG

Thanks to memopetID and the line of memopet collars and leashes, you will always have the medical record with you, even when you are in a hurry and you forget it when going to the vet. 
Even allergies, nutrition, and therapies are under control, so if you were to entrust your dog to someone, he would know exactly what to do: he just needs to approach his phone to the NFC chip to know everything about your dog. 

You can also share your account with your family members using the same login credentials, so that each family member can edit and interact with your pet’s profile, and also update the info concerning walks and appointments.

All his data always with him, accessible at any time! 

The App MemopetID was designed together with memopet collars, harnesses and leashes to be a useful tool, which in a fast, simple and innovative way, helps us to protect the safety of our dogs; because after all... what really matters is always making him feel loved, cherished and protected.

Download the new memopetID:

 

app-store                        google-play

 

WATCH THE MEMOPET VIDEO SECTION

 

 

 

MEMOPETID: ALL YOUR DOG'S DATA WITHIN THE REACH OF YOUR SMARTPHONE

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MEMOPETID:

ALL YOUR DOG'S DATA WITHIN THE REACH OF YOUR SMARTPHONE
 

In an ever-changing world, increasingly pushed to technological progress, MyFamily has decided to create a new product, capable of making the life of pet lovers all over the world easier. This is how memopet was born, a line of innovative and smart products, capable to interact with people through the app memopetID, easily manageable from your smartphone.

Memopet is designed to give those who own pets more help in taking care of them and ensure safety anytime.

Imagine the potential of hi-tech collars, harnesses and leashes that can become a complete, up-to-date, and always accessible digital database. Now this is possible thanks to the combination of these products with technology.
We have encased an NFC chip into every collar, harness and leash, making the memopet accessories capable to connect with the App MemopetID simply by approaching them to the chip inside the buckle.

With the App MemopetID you can create a complete and up-to-date profile of your pet, so you can always have a digital database with:

- Your profile and your 4-legged friend’s one
- Health and biographical data
- Passport and microchip
- Medical record
- Nutrition, allergies, therapies
- Agenda and reminder so you don't miss appointments, treatments, vaccines
- Summary and monitoring of your walks together (in combination with the leash)

 

THE APP THAT HELPS US PROTECT THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR 4-LEGGED FRIENDS

 

Let's see in detail how the App MemopetID works:

The App is available on  Apple Store  and Google Play Store, and it is the new and improved version of the old Memo Pet Identity (the first version of the App dedicated to our pets and born from MyFamily). In addition, those who have a profile on the old version of the app have the possibility to recover all the data previously entered by registering themselves with the same e-mail.

MemopetID is completely free and can also be used by those who do not own any memopet accessory, although some features will be limited. For example, some (more specific) fields cannot be filled out because they are activated by associating a memopet collar, leash, or harness. 

 

How to download the App and how to use it:

- Log in the Apple Store if you have an iOS operating system or the Google Play Store if you have Android.
- Type memopetID in the search bar and download the app.
- Register and complete your own and your dog's profile. Now you can enter all his most important data and have a complete database plus agenda and reminder available on the app.
- To fully exploit the potential of the app memopetID, purchase a memopet leash, collar or harness so you can complete his profile and benefit from the features of the leash.
- Proceed with the registration of the accessory you purchased, and then pair the collar, leash or harness with your dog.
- His data (entered in the app) will always be accessible by approaching your phone to the NFC chip inside the collar or harness.
- By tapping on the leash instead, the "activity" function activates and records the walks or physical activity carried out together.

 

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MEMOPETID: A HELP FOR YOU, HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR YOUR DOG

Thanks to memopetID and the line of memopet collars and leashes, you will always have the medical record with you, even when you are in a hurry and you forget it when going to the vet. 
Even allergies, nutrition, and therapies are under control, so if you were to entrust your dog to someone, he would know exactly what to do: he just needs to approach his phone to the NFC chip to know everything about your dog. 

You can also share your account with your family members using the same login credentials, so that each family member can edit and interact with your pet’s profile, and also update the info concerning walks and appointments.

All his data always with him, accessible at any time! 

The App MemopetID was designed together with memopet collars, harnesses and leashes to be a useful tool, which in a fast, simple and innovative way, helps us to protect the safety of our dogs; because after all... what really matters is always making him feel loved, cherished and protected.

Download the new memopetID:

 

app-store                        google-play

 

WATCH THE MEMOPET VIDEO SECTION

 

 

 

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WHAT SHOULD I PUT ON MY PET’S ID TAG?

In this article you will find out what information to have on an ID tag to increase the odds of your pet’s safe return in case they are ever lost.
 

Today, the importance of having an identification tag on a pet is not obvious to everyone. Luckily, in many countries (for example: The United Kingdom, Canada and Australia) it is mandatory by law that once a dog is registered, in addition to a microchip, they must wear a visible ID tag with the owners contact information.

It is important to clarify that there is a difference between a microchip and an identification tag, as they are two different, but very important identification methods that should coexist and be used together.

 

WHY YOUR PET NEEDS AN ID TAG?

Some people are of the opinion that if their pet is microchipped, they do not need an ID tag. This is incorrect, and pets should always have visible identification on their collar. 

Unfortunately, there is a chance your dog will get lost at least once during their lifetime. And even though technology has increased the odds of them being reunited with their owner, outfitting your dog or cat with an ID tag is the easiest and cheapest way to prevent them from being lost forever.

Wearing identification also makes your pet more approachable to strangers. It indicates they are not a stray, which may spur someone to take protective action.

 

WHAT SHOULD I WRITE ON MY ID TAG?

Losing a pet is one of the most stressful things you can go through and while most pet parents do everything they can to keep their furry friends safe, accidents do happen. Unfortunately, these issues are far more common than most people think, and millions of dogs and cats find themselves lost each year. Therefore, providing them with an ID tag, engraved with current personal contact information, is essential.

 

  • Current Phone Number(s)
    Phone numbers are the most important thing that should be included on an ID Tag. This includes both home and cell phone as most often, this is the first thing people will try when they find a lost pet. 
  • Your Pet’s Name
    Including their name on the tag can help during the rescue process. Chances are your lost pet is scared and confused about their new surroundings. Depending on their temperament, they may not feel comfortable with a stranger handling them. However, if they are called by name, it could make them comfortable enough to follow.
  • Home Address
    Depending on the type and size of the tag, it might be possible to include your home address.  This is helpful if the pet is found close to home, but it is not considered essential data since most people that find a pet will call first.

 

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT TAG?


There are so many styles, shapes and finishes that choosing one can be challenging.  When deciding on an ID tag there are things to consider:

  • Size:  picking the right size of tag for your pet is important, especially for smaller dogs and cats, since larger tags can hang to low and be bothersome. 
  • Function: depending on the amount of information you want to put on a tag could determine the type you need.  If you want to add multiple phone numbers, a name and an address, then picking a tag that is capable of being engraved on both sides, like the Basic collections from MyFamily, might be best.
  • Features:   If silence and durability are what you like then HusTags by MyFamily are perfect since they have a metal core with an infused rubber boarder that protects the finish and engraved information, while preventing the “jingling” sound that traditional tags make. 
  • Style:  Your pet has a unique personality that will surely be captured by one of MyFamily’s more than 600 designs.  Ranging from the Friends collection, which are representative of the most familiar dog breeds, to the luxurious Glam, embellished with real Swarovski crystals, there is something for every dog or cat.

 

All MyFamily tags come with free engraving and with so many options available, there is no reason for not having a personalize ID tag on your pets collar. This simple purchase will keep your pet safe while giving you peace of mind.

  

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WHAT SHOULD I PUT ON MY PET’S ID TAG?

what write on id tag

 

WHAT SHOULD I PUT ON MY PET’S ID TAG?

In this article you will find out what information to have on an ID tag to increase the odds of your pet’s safe return in case they are ever lost.
 

Today, the importance of having an identification tag on a pet is not obvious to everyone. Luckily, in many countries (for example: The United Kingdom, Canada and Australia) it is mandatory by law that once a dog is registered, in addition to a microchip, they must wear a visible ID tag with the owners contact information.

It is important to clarify that there is a difference between a microchip and an identification tag, as they are two different, but very important identification methods that should coexist and be used together.

 

WHY YOUR PET NEEDS AN ID TAG?

Some people are of the opinion that if their pet is microchipped, they do not need an ID tag. This is incorrect, and pets should always have visible identification on their collar. 

Unfortunately, there is a chance your dog will get lost at least once during their lifetime. And even though technology has increased the odds of them being reunited with their owner, outfitting your dog or cat with an ID tag is the easiest and cheapest way to prevent them from being lost forever.

Wearing identification also makes your pet more approachable to strangers. It indicates they are not a stray, which may spur someone to take protective action.

 

WHAT SHOULD I WRITE ON MY ID TAG?

Losing a pet is one of the most stressful things you can go through and while most pet parents do everything they can to keep their furry friends safe, accidents do happen. Unfortunately, these issues are far more common than most people think, and millions of dogs and cats find themselves lost each year. Therefore, providing them with an ID tag, engraved with current personal contact information, is essential.

 

  • Current Phone Number(s)
    Phone numbers are the most important thing that should be included on an ID Tag. This includes both home and cell phone as most often, this is the first thing people will try when they find a lost pet. 
  • Your Pet’s Name
    Including their name on the tag can help during the rescue process. Chances are your lost pet is scared and confused about their new surroundings. Depending on their temperament, they may not feel comfortable with a stranger handling them. However, if they are called by name, it could make them comfortable enough to follow.
  • Home Address
    Depending on the type and size of the tag, it might be possible to include your home address.  This is helpful if the pet is found close to home, but it is not considered essential data since most people that find a pet will call first.

 

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT TAG?


There are so many styles, shapes and finishes that choosing one can be challenging.  When deciding on an ID tag there are things to consider:

  • Size:  picking the right size of tag for your pet is important, especially for smaller dogs and cats, since larger tags can hang to low and be bothersome. 
  • Function: depending on the amount of information you want to put on a tag could determine the type you need.  If you want to add multiple phone numbers, a name and an address, then picking a tag that is capable of being engraved on both sides, like the Basic collections from MyFamily, might be best.
  • Features:   If silence and durability are what you like then HusTags by MyFamily are perfect since they have a metal core with an infused rubber boarder that protects the finish and engraved information, while preventing the “jingling” sound that traditional tags make. 
  • Style:  Your pet has a unique personality that will surely be captured by one of MyFamily’s more than 600 designs.  Ranging from the Friends collection, which are representative of the most familiar dog breeds, to the luxurious Glam, embellished with real Swarovski crystals, there is something for every dog or cat.

 

All MyFamily tags come with free engraving and with so many options available, there is no reason for not having a personalize ID tag on your pets collar. This simple purchase will keep your pet safe while giving you peace of mind.

  

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The importance of a leash

 

The leash and the collar, are the accessories that must absolutely be part of the initial "kit" of a dog. Leaving the dog free to run, chasing his instinct seems like a very natural and positive thing, but it can be dangerous.

Your four-legged friend may not always respond to your call and be overwhelmed by the instinct to chase a potential prey. Without a leash he could run away, get lost and in the worst case be hit by a car. This is especially true for the puppy, initially unwilling to obey promptly and for those subjects who live in the city.

The leash also plays a fundamental role in training. Thanks to its correct use the dog will be accustomed not to pull during the walk and to perceive through the connection the direction in which to move. 

Choosing a leash is therefore a very important task, it is necessary to evaluate the different characteristics to decide which is the most suitable. 

 

How to choose the best product

 

Choosing a leash might seem less important than choosing a collar, but do not be fooled. There are some precautions that you must follow in order to ensure an appropriate and comfortable choice for you and your pet. Remember that a comfortable leash will be as important to him as it is to you.

 

Main types

 

There are different types of leash on the market, which can be classified according to the model such as: 

  • Standard model: it is the leash that everyone typically imagines, can be whole or intertwined, of different thicknesses and lengths. They can also consist of materials that reflect light especially for those who take the dog in the evening in the dark.
  • Roll-up model: despite having little control over the dog, it is among the most popular. The retractable leash adapts to different lengths and is especially suitable for dogs that are already trained or well-behaved.
  • Adjustable model:  this type of leash can vary the length according to the needs like the roller shutter but allowing you to have a greater control of the animal as with the standard one.

There are also particular features that can simplify the owner's daily life, such as the case of:

  • Double leash.. Those who own two dogs may find it more useful to have a double leash that forks into two towards the end so you can hook them both.
  • Hands-free leash.  This type of leash allows you to have your hands free thanks to a belt that attaches him to the life of the owner.

 

The most used materials

 

  • Leather: it is considered a high quality, very resistant material. It may initially be a bit stiff, but over time it naturally softens.
  • Rope: usually the string leashes are braided to be more resistant to dog bites.
  • Nylon: is the most popular material among dog lovers mainly due to its low cost and its good resistance. The nylon leashes can be of all sizes and colors.
  • Chain: metal leashes may look beautiful, but they are not always the best choice for the pet. It is always necessary to evaluate the weight of the metal, as if the leash will be too heavy it will be detrimental to the health of the dog. Always evaluate this factor before buying it.

 

Length

 

There are leashes of different lengths.

Usually the longer ones are used for walking and short training, but everything depends on the comfort of the dog and the owner. It is also necessary to check the country in which you live, which does not have particular leash's regulations.

In general, consider that for puppies and small dogs are preferable soft leash rope, leather or nylon, if you prefer the chain, try to choose a very light.

For large dogs, instead, choose a very strong and resistant leash that will not be easily damaged.

 

If you still have doubts, ask for advice to your vet or your dealer. Surely, they will help you out. 

 

Eleonora Bosoni
Dott.ssa in Medicina Veterinaria

Leash: guide to choose the most suitable model for your dog.

 

The importance of a leash

 

The leash and the collar, are the accessories that must absolutely be part of the initial "kit" of a dog. Leaving the dog free to run, chasing his instinct seems like a very natural and positive thing, but it can be dangerous.

Your four-legged friend may not always respond to your call and be overwhelmed by the instinct to chase a potential prey. Without a leash he could run away, get lost and in the worst case be hit by a car. This is especially true for the puppy, initially unwilling to obey promptly and for those subjects who live in the city.

The leash also plays a fundamental role in training. Thanks to its correct use the dog will be accustomed not to pull during the walk and to perceive through the connection the direction in which to move. 

Choosing a leash is therefore a very important task, it is necessary to evaluate the different characteristics to decide which is the most suitable. 

 

How to choose the best product

 

Choosing a leash might seem less important than choosing a collar, but do not be fooled. There are some precautions that you must follow in order to ensure an appropriate and comfortable choice for you and your pet. Remember that a comfortable leash will be as important to him as it is to you.

 

Main types

 

There are different types of leash on the market, which can be classified according to the model such as: 

  • Standard model: it is the leash that everyone typically imagines, can be whole or intertwined, of different thicknesses and lengths. They can also consist of materials that reflect light especially for those who take the dog in the evening in the dark.
  • Roll-up model: despite having little control over the dog, it is among the most popular. The retractable leash adapts to different lengths and is especially suitable for dogs that are already trained or well-behaved.
  • Adjustable model:  this type of leash can vary the length according to the needs like the roller shutter but allowing you to have a greater control of the animal as with the standard one.

There are also particular features that can simplify the owner's daily life, such as the case of:

  • Double leash.. Those who own two dogs may find it more useful to have a double leash that forks into two towards the end so you can hook them both.
  • Hands-free leash.  This type of leash allows you to have your hands free thanks to a belt that attaches him to the life of the owner.

 

The most used materials

 

  • Leather: it is considered a high quality, very resistant material. It may initially be a bit stiff, but over time it naturally softens.
  • Rope: usually the string leashes are braided to be more resistant to dog bites.
  • Nylon: is the most popular material among dog lovers mainly due to its low cost and its good resistance. The nylon leashes can be of all sizes and colors.
  • Chain: metal leashes may look beautiful, but they are not always the best choice for the pet. It is always necessary to evaluate the weight of the metal, as if the leash will be too heavy it will be detrimental to the health of the dog. Always evaluate this factor before buying it.

 

Length

 

There are leashes of different lengths.

Usually the longer ones are used for walking and short training, but everything depends on the comfort of the dog and the owner. It is also necessary to check the country in which you live, which does not have particular leash's regulations.

In general, consider that for puppies and small dogs are preferable soft leash rope, leather or nylon, if you prefer the chain, try to choose a very light.

For large dogs, instead, choose a very strong and resistant leash that will not be easily damaged.

 

If you still have doubts, ask for advice to your vet or your dealer. Surely, they will help you out. 

 

Eleonora Bosoni
Dott.ssa in Medicina Veterinaria

 

The importance of collar

 

Collar is an essential accessory for the safety of the dog, especially for those who live in the city. When a pet becomes part of our life, he immediately becomes part of our family, especially emotionally. Therefore our first concern is to defend him and protect him from any unpleasant situation. It will be necessary to  accustom the pet to wear the collar since he's a puppy, so you will avoid walking with a dog who is annoyed and refuse to walk.

 

The 3 main functions of collar

 

First of all a collar attached to a leash allows you to walk with your dog, preventing him to run away when chasing something or going too far away from you. Our friends react instinctively and may not notice the dangers around them, so the owner must secure them, especially in a city.

Collars are also useful as a support to which the ID tag with owner's name and number can be attached. In case of loss, this tag will represent the best and easiest way to find quickly the owner.

Visit "MyFamily" official site or contact licensed dealers: you can buy a tag, choosing it among a wide range of collections and customize it for free in a few minutes. Each MyFamily collar has a useful Tag Holder, easing the use of this important accessory. Moreover, each MyFamily collar comes with the Always Ready D-ring that comes back into position by itself, easing the anchoring of the leash.

Collar is also an essential accessory for training, especially for puppies. There are collars specifically created with this function, while others are for daily use and guarantee, along with leash, the right guidance of the puppy still in a learning phase. It is clear that buying a collar is an important choice, because the safety of your faithful 4-legged friend will depend on it. To make a good choice, you should make sure that collar is: 

 

MyFamily Porta-Tag

MyFamily "Always Ready"

D-ring

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  • strong, that it does not independently or accidentally come off under any circumstances,
  • comfortable, it must be made of a material which is suitable for extended contact with the skin of the pet
  • light, too heavy collars could strain the pet and even cause health problems. Please, consider also that not all dogs are identical and that not all breeds have the same dimensions and characteristics.

 

 

How to choose the right product

 

Pet market offers a wide range of products of any kind; therefore, when we talk about a collar, we should have already a clear idea of what we are looking for. A rushed choice could damage our dog.

Some important elements to consider:

  • Knowing the breed of the dog is a good start.
    A quick search will allow you to see which products are recommended for that type of dog. Some collar manufacturers put on the label some additional information, such as the breed they suggest for that kind of collar. However, this method is not often correct, because every dog is different and you can run the risk to buy something that would not be suitable for your 4-legged friend, and that would exclude all crossbred dogs.
  • The size of the neck is the first important element to consider. The circumference of the animal's neck must be measured to establish its size. Please, consider that the collar should not be too tight, because it could cause breathing problems, fur loss in that area, irritation and dermatitis. Obviously it isn't a good idea to leave it too wide, because the pet could accidentally take it off. The right size is that in which there is a two-finger space between the collar and the dog's neck.
  • The pet's fur should not be underestimated. We must make a distinction between the different types of fur: thick, short, long ... Not only the size of the neck is important, but also the extra centimeters due to the fur.
  • The age of the dog. If you have a puppy, please consider the speed of his growth; the most suitable accessory in this case is a collar adaptable to the dimensions of the neck as it grows. However, please remember that you may need to buy several collars before your dog grows up. It is advisable to check the space between the collar and the puppy's neck every week to prevent it from causing him problems.
  • Regular activities are an important element when choosing this accessory. A dynamic and strong dog used to playing outdoors will need a strong collar that does not limit his free movements but can withstand any shock. A dog used to taking a bath often will need a collar that will not easily get damaged in contact with water.

Remember not to let your dog wear a still wet collar, as it could irritate his skin and help the proliferation of some germs responsible for infections.

The width of the collar is another important element to consider as well as its length. The wider a collar is, the more it will offer steadiness and reduce the pressure on the neck, especially as regards big dogs. 

 

Various types of collars on the market

 

There are several types of collars on the market today and are mainly divided into training collars and collars for daily use. Some training collars need a steady and skilled hand and should be avoided if you do not have the right skills and experience. They will therefore not be reported in this list as this is a guide for new dog's owners.

Band collar: it is the most common collar, made of a very strong and long-lasting band. The most commonly used materials for manufacturing are leather and nylon. The first material will be more durable; at the beginning it will be a bit stiff, but will become softer over time . This material is suitable for dogs with short or medium coat, while a model with some padding is recommended for dogs with long fur. Nylon, on the other hand, allows the collar to be used in all kinds of outdoor activities: it will be resistant to rain, dirt and easily washable!

Detachable collars:  they are similar to band collars, but unlike them, they are equipped with a safety that can be opened only with a high effort. These collars are useful but pay attention to the situations in which the non-immediate removal of the collar could be dangerous for the pet. They are very suitable for puppies who have still to get used to wearing this accessory and that could pull to get rid of it for fear, by getting hurt.

Martingale collar:  this collar consists of a main arch and a small cord that closes the arch with a circuit. This is a safe way to prevent the dog from taking it off even when it stays on the free neck during rest. They are particularly suitable for dogs with a long or thick neck and a small head.

Throttle collar: it consists of a simple chain or of different materials (leather, nylon, metal) with two rings on each end. This collar tightens according to the strength with which the dog pulls and it is impossible that he can take it off by himself. Attention must however be paid, as this collar is suitable for adult dogs who are already trained and unused to pull, since puppies or lively dogs could fidget by feeling the pressure on the neck, pull more and more because of fear, up to hurt themselves.

 

I hope this guide has been helpful. In case you are not sure yet of which model to choose for your dog, ask your vet of or your trusted shopkeeper. This way you will have a solution from a skilled person who can clarify all your doubts.

 

Eleonora Bosoni
Dr. in Veterinary Medicine

Collar: Guide to choose at best the most suitable accessory for your dog.

 

The importance of collar

 

Collar is an essential accessory for the safety of the dog, especially for those who live in the city. When a pet becomes part of our life, he immediately becomes part of our family, especially emotionally. Therefore our first concern is to defend him and protect him from any unpleasant situation. It will be necessary to  accustom the pet to wear the collar since he's a puppy, so you will avoid walking with a dog who is annoyed and refuse to walk.

 

The 3 main functions of collar

 

First of all a collar attached to a leash allows you to walk with your dog, preventing him to run away when chasing something or going too far away from you. Our friends react instinctively and may not notice the dangers around them, so the owner must secure them, especially in a city.

Collars are also useful as a support to which the ID tag with owner's name and number can be attached. In case of loss, this tag will represent the best and easiest way to find quickly the owner.

Visit "MyFamily" official site or contact licensed dealers: you can buy a tag, choosing it among a wide range of collections and customize it for free in a few minutes. Each MyFamily collar has a useful Tag Holder, easing the use of this important accessory. Moreover, each MyFamily collar comes with the Always Ready D-ring that comes back into position by itself, easing the anchoring of the leash.

Collar is also an essential accessory for training, especially for puppies. There are collars specifically created with this function, while others are for daily use and guarantee, along with leash, the right guidance of the puppy still in a learning phase. It is clear that buying a collar is an important choice, because the safety of your faithful 4-legged friend will depend on it. To make a good choice, you should make sure that collar is: 

 

MyFamily Porta-Tag

MyFamily "Always Ready"

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  • strong, that it does not independently or accidentally come off under any circumstances,
  • comfortable, it must be made of a material which is suitable for extended contact with the skin of the pet
  • light, too heavy collars could strain the pet and even cause health problems. Please, consider also that not all dogs are identical and that not all breeds have the same dimensions and characteristics.

 

 

How to choose the right product

 

Pet market offers a wide range of products of any kind; therefore, when we talk about a collar, we should have already a clear idea of what we are looking for. A rushed choice could damage our dog.

Some important elements to consider:

  • Knowing the breed of the dog is a good start.
    A quick search will allow you to see which products are recommended for that type of dog. Some collar manufacturers put on the label some additional information, such as the breed they suggest for that kind of collar. However, this method is not often correct, because every dog is different and you can run the risk to buy something that would not be suitable for your 4-legged friend, and that would exclude all crossbred dogs.
  • The size of the neck is the first important element to consider. The circumference of the animal's neck must be measured to establish its size. Please, consider that the collar should not be too tight, because it could cause breathing problems, fur loss in that area, irritation and dermatitis. Obviously it isn't a good idea to leave it too wide, because the pet could accidentally take it off. The right size is that in which there is a two-finger space between the collar and the dog's neck.
  • The pet's fur should not be underestimated. We must make a distinction between the different types of fur: thick, short, long ... Not only the size of the neck is important, but also the extra centimeters due to the fur.
  • The age of the dog. If you have a puppy, please consider the speed of his growth; the most suitable accessory in this case is a collar adaptable to the dimensions of the neck as it grows. However, please remember that you may need to buy several collars before your dog grows up. It is advisable to check the space between the collar and the puppy's neck every week to prevent it from causing him problems.
  • Regular activities are an important element when choosing this accessory. A dynamic and strong dog used to playing outdoors will need a strong collar that does not limit his free movements but can withstand any shock. A dog used to taking a bath often will need a collar that will not easily get damaged in contact with water.

Remember not to let your dog wear a still wet collar, as it could irritate his skin and help the proliferation of some germs responsible for infections.

The width of the collar is another important element to consider as well as its length. The wider a collar is, the more it will offer steadiness and reduce the pressure on the neck, especially as regards big dogs. 

 

Various types of collars on the market

 

There are several types of collars on the market today and are mainly divided into training collars and collars for daily use. Some training collars need a steady and skilled hand and should be avoided if you do not have the right skills and experience. They will therefore not be reported in this list as this is a guide for new dog's owners.

Band collar: it is the most common collar, made of a very strong and long-lasting band. The most commonly used materials for manufacturing are leather and nylon. The first material will be more durable; at the beginning it will be a bit stiff, but will become softer over time . This material is suitable for dogs with short or medium coat, while a model with some padding is recommended for dogs with long fur. Nylon, on the other hand, allows the collar to be used in all kinds of outdoor activities: it will be resistant to rain, dirt and easily washable!

Detachable collars:  they are similar to band collars, but unlike them, they are equipped with a safety that can be opened only with a high effort. These collars are useful but pay attention to the situations in which the non-immediate removal of the collar could be dangerous for the pet. They are very suitable for puppies who have still to get used to wearing this accessory and that could pull to get rid of it for fear, by getting hurt.

Martingale collar:  this collar consists of a main arch and a small cord that closes the arch with a circuit. This is a safe way to prevent the dog from taking it off even when it stays on the free neck during rest. They are particularly suitable for dogs with a long or thick neck and a small head.

Throttle collar: it consists of a simple chain or of different materials (leather, nylon, metal) with two rings on each end. This collar tightens according to the strength with which the dog pulls and it is impossible that he can take it off by himself. Attention must however be paid, as this collar is suitable for adult dogs who are already trained and unused to pull, since puppies or lively dogs could fidget by feeling the pressure on the neck, pull more and more because of fear, up to hurt themselves.

 

I hope this guide has been helpful. In case you are not sure yet of which model to choose for your dog, ask your vet of or your trusted shopkeeper. This way you will have a solution from a skilled person who can clarify all your doubts.

 

Eleonora Bosoni
Dr. in Veterinary Medicine

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MyFamily always promotes and supports love for all animals. The devastating bushfires that have ravaged Australia, killed more than five-hundred million native animals and burned almost entirely the eucalyptus rainforests of the World Heritage Gondwana Rainforests.

MyFamily is committed to helping the little Koalas that called the scorched forests home... and YOU can help them too! 


Buying the #WILD collection KOALA tag on our website, MyFamily will donate the entire purchase price from online sales to the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, which is working hard to help the Koala injured by the terrible bushfires.

Together we can help make a difference: join our project #MYFAMILYforAUSTRALIA and engrave a worthy loving gesture!

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#MYFAMILYforAUSTRALIA: support the Australian Koalas with MYFAMILY!

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#MYFAMILYforAUSTRALIA: support the Australian Koalas with MYFAMILY!

 

MyFamily always promotes and supports love for all animals. The devastating bushfires that have ravaged Australia, killed more than five-hundred million native animals and burned almost entirely the eucalyptus rainforests of the World Heritage Gondwana Rainforests.

MyFamily is committed to helping the little Koalas that called the scorched forests home... and YOU can help them too! 


Buying the #WILD collection KOALA tag on our website, MyFamily will donate the entire purchase price from online sales to the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, which is working hard to help the Koala injured by the terrible bushfires.

Together we can help make a difference: join our project #MYFAMILYforAUSTRALIA and engrave a worthy loving gesture!

Help sharing awareness by following our Facebook and Instragram pages and share our project with your friends with our hashtag #MYFAMILYforAUSTRALIA .

 

THE MORE WE ARE THE BETTER!

 

 

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MyFamily presents 10 collars and leashes collections, each one distinguished by utmost handcrafted care and premium quality materials.

MyFamily, the world's leading company in the ID tags market, presents itself with new ambitious goals, pursuing/entering a new segment of the Pet market, the collars and leashes. Once again, MyFamily does it exceeding the market standards, taking advantage of its know-how and the innovative abilities to offer 10 exclusive collars and leashes collections to the Pet owners that besides the designs and the high-quality leathers, stand out with unique details. 

For example, the useful Tag holder to hook the ID Tag and the Always Ready D-ring that comes back into position by itself, easing the anchoring of the leash. An exclusive MyFamily's patent. Great little details that besides making the difference, ensure maximum comfort to our pets. 

   

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MyFamily Collars and Leashes: the Italian style takes over the world!

Collari e guinzagli MyFamily

 

MyFamily Collars and Leashes: the Italian style takes over the world!

 

MyFamily presents 10 collars and leashes collections, each one distinguished by utmost handcrafted care and premium quality materials.

MyFamily, the world's leading company in the ID tags market, presents itself with new ambitious goals, pursuing/entering a new segment of the Pet market, the collars and leashes. Once again, MyFamily does it exceeding the market standards, taking advantage of its know-how and the innovative abilities to offer 10 exclusive collars and leashes collections to the Pet owners that besides the designs and the high-quality leathers, stand out with unique details. 

For example, the useful Tag holder to hook the ID Tag and the Always Ready D-ring that comes back into position by itself, easing the anchoring of the leash. An exclusive MyFamily's patent. Great little details that besides making the difference, ensure maximum comfort to our pets. 

   

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We want to share with you some of the most famous dog's names worldwide, with some curiosity about their story. Get inspired by our suggestions to choose the best name for your four-legged friends.

Instead, if you need detailed suggestions on how to pick the best name for your beloved dog, read this article

 

        • Hachiko
          Hachikō was the Akita Inu of Hidesaburō Ueno, a Japanese professor of Tokyo Imperial University, worldwide known for his remarkable loyalty. Often called Hachi, was born in 1923 in Ōdate but lived in Shibuya, Tokyo. Every morning Hachiko walked with his owner to the Shibuya train station and came back in the afternoon to wait for his return. Sadly, Ueno suddenly died during a lesson in 1925, but Hachiko still waited for his return at the station each day until his death. As time passed, his story spread throughout Japan, so much so that many people started gathering every day to the Shibuya station just to cuddle and giving him food. In 1934 a bronze statue was erected on the entrance of Shibuya station, as a sign of admiration for his loyalty, and another one in Ōdate, his birthplace. He waited for nine long years for his owner to return, until his death in 1935. When Hachiko died, the news occupied the main Japanese newspapers' headlines and the government declared a national day of mourning to celebrate his legendary faithfulness as a national symbol of loyalty. Every year on the 8th of March, he's commemorated with a celebration at Shibuya station. In 2015, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary, a new statue was unveiled on University Tokyo ground resembling the rejoicing reunion of Ueno and Hachiko. 

    • Laika
      Laika, whose real name was Kudriavka, was a stray mixed-breed dog, famous for being the first living being in history to orbit the Hearth and first animal in space. In 1957 she was selected to embark on board of the Soviet Sputnik 2 spacecraft, but sadly never returned. To commemorate her unforgettable gesture in 1977 a commemorative plaque to her contribution to the space program was installed at the Institute for Aviation and Space Medicine at Star City, just outside Moscow. In the following years, Laika was commemorated in other ways around the world, in stamps, chocolate brand and even music bands, that dedicated to her songs and even used her name for their band.

        • Balto
          Balto was a Siberian Husky and sled dog, famous to have been the winner of the most important sleigh rides in Alaska in the early 1900s. They both became heroes around the world after the outbreak of diphtheria in Alaska town of Nome on January 19, 1925. At that time, arose the emergency to deliver the medicine in time, since the small town of Nome couldn't be reached by plane, by boat and neither by train, since the nearest station was 1000km far. For that reason, it was organized a multiple dog sled run, also known as "The serum race", to transport the serum to Nome. The winning team was the one led by Balto. Balto became a celebrity, and a statue was erected in New York City's Central Park on December 17, 1925.
        • Argo
          Argos is Ulysses's dog, the hero of Homer's epic poem the Odyssey. We know little about him but enough to appreciate his unwavering loyalty. Argo waited for 20 long years his beloved owner in Itaca and when old and infirm saw Ulysses for the last time, he passed away happily.

              • Rex
                Rex is a German shepherd, the famous character of the Austrian 1994 TV series "Inspector Rex". Rex is the police dog working together with the team of Vienna Kriminalpolizei homicide unit to solve crimes. Intelligent, active and ready to risk his life to save the others. From 1994 to the present, several German shepherds have played this beloved character and many interpretations have been made around the world.

                  • Lassie
                    Lassie is the name of the famous Colli breed dog, leading character of the famous movie "Lassie Come Home", in which acts a teen Elizabeth Taylor. The story of Lassie is based upon the 1940 novel Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight. Lovely long-haired Collie, Lassie lives many adventures to find his way back to his beloved family and Joe, his best friends. The movie was so successful that in the following decades' many versions of the story were filmed all around the world.


                            • Toto
                              He was Dorithy's terrier puppy from the famous movie "The Wizard of Oz". This dog had remarkable success expecially after the movie was out in 1939, so much that as a result it had been created a series of books dedicated to him: Toto in Oz (1986) and Toto of Oz (2006).


                          • Einstein
                            Do you remember Einstein, Emmett Lathrop "Doc" Brown's four-legged friend from "Back to Future" Trilogy? Between Martyn's time travels and the time-traveling DeLorean automobile, there's also Einstein, Emmet Brown's dog, used as "test" for his new invention, sending him to the future for a minute. 

 

 

The most famous dogs in history

  

We want to share with you some of the most famous dog's names worldwide, with some curiosity about their story. Get inspired by our suggestions to choose the best name for your four-legged friends.

Instead, if you need detailed suggestions on how to pick the best name for your beloved dog, read this article

 

        • Hachiko
          Hachikō was the Akita Inu of Hidesaburō Ueno, a Japanese professor of Tokyo Imperial University, worldwide known for his remarkable loyalty. Often called Hachi, was born in 1923 in Ōdate but lived in Shibuya, Tokyo. Every morning Hachiko walked with his owner to the Shibuya train station and came back in the afternoon to wait for his return. Sadly, Ueno suddenly died during a lesson in 1925, but Hachiko still waited for his return at the station each day until his death. As time passed, his story spread throughout Japan, so much so that many people started gathering every day to the Shibuya station just to cuddle and giving him food. In 1934 a bronze statue was erected on the entrance of Shibuya station, as a sign of admiration for his loyalty, and another one in Ōdate, his birthplace. He waited for nine long years for his owner to return, until his death in 1935. When Hachiko died, the news occupied the main Japanese newspapers' headlines and the government declared a national day of mourning to celebrate his legendary faithfulness as a national symbol of loyalty. Every year on the 8th of March, he's commemorated with a celebration at Shibuya station. In 2015, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary, a new statue was unveiled on University Tokyo ground resembling the rejoicing reunion of Ueno and Hachiko. 

    • Laika
      Laika, whose real name was Kudriavka, was a stray mixed-breed dog, famous for being the first living being in history to orbit the Hearth and first animal in space. In 1957 she was selected to embark on board of the Soviet Sputnik 2 spacecraft, but sadly never returned. To commemorate her unforgettable gesture in 1977 a commemorative plaque to her contribution to the space program was installed at the Institute for Aviation and Space Medicine at Star City, just outside Moscow. In the following years, Laika was commemorated in other ways around the world, in stamps, chocolate brand and even music bands, that dedicated to her songs and even used her name for their band.

        • Balto
          Balto was a Siberian Husky and sled dog, famous to have been the winner of the most important sleigh rides in Alaska in the early 1900s. They both became heroes around the world after the outbreak of diphtheria in Alaska town of Nome on January 19, 1925. At that time, arose the emergency to deliver the medicine in time, since the small town of Nome couldn't be reached by plane, by boat and neither by train, since the nearest station was 1000km far. For that reason, it was organized a multiple dog sled run, also known as "The serum race", to transport the serum to Nome. The winning team was the one led by Balto. Balto became a celebrity, and a statue was erected in New York City's Central Park on December 17, 1925.
        • Argo
          Argos is Ulysses's dog, the hero of Homer's epic poem the Odyssey. We know little about him but enough to appreciate his unwavering loyalty. Argo waited for 20 long years his beloved owner in Itaca and when old and infirm saw Ulysses for the last time, he passed away happily.

              • Rex
                Rex is a German shepherd, the famous character of the Austrian 1994 TV series "Inspector Rex". Rex is the police dog working together with the team of Vienna Kriminalpolizei homicide unit to solve crimes. Intelligent, active and ready to risk his life to save the others. From 1994 to the present, several German shepherds have played this beloved character and many interpretations have been made around the world.

                  • Lassie
                    Lassie is the name of the famous Colli breed dog, leading character of the famous movie "Lassie Come Home", in which acts a teen Elizabeth Taylor. The story of Lassie is based upon the 1940 novel Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight. Lovely long-haired Collie, Lassie lives many adventures to find his way back to his beloved family and Joe, his best friends. The movie was so successful that in the following decades' many versions of the story were filmed all around the world.


                            • Toto
                              He was Dorithy's terrier puppy from the famous movie "The Wizard of Oz". This dog had remarkable success expecially after the movie was out in 1939, so much that as a result it had been created a series of books dedicated to him: Toto in Oz (1986) and Toto of Oz (2006).


                          • Einstein
                            Do you remember Einstein, Emmett Lathrop "Doc" Brown's four-legged friend from "Back to Future" Trilogy? Between Martyn's time travels and the time-traveling DeLorean automobile, there's also Einstein, Emmet Brown's dog, used as "test" for his new invention, sending him to the future for a minute. 

 

 

In this article, you will find some useful tips to help you find an original and popular name for your dog!

   

With the arrival of a new canine family member, the stressful part is choosing the right name. Selecting the perfect dog name for the newcomer is not only important for you but even more for him.

Lots of pet parents draw inspiration for the name from their favorite movies, TV shows, and cartoon or from the pet physical appearance. The options are endless! Beware of the most common names, otherwise, you could find many namesakes at the park!
Keep in mind that whatever your final choice will be, the name should be related to something positive for the dog. 

Along with the name, remember to choose promptly the identification tag for your four-legged friend, which is just as much important. In case of loss, your best friend has more chances to get back home safely if he's always wearing an ID tag with your phone number engraved.
Have a look over this article to learn more about the importance of the identification tag.

 

Best tips for choosing the perfect name for your dog

 

In the headlong rush to search the perfect dog's name, you have to keep in mind few important rules that will help you and your four-legged friend:

  • It's better to opt for a short and clear name or one that could be shortened to a maximum of two syllables. Dogs don't recognize letters but recognize sounds, so a short and clear name will be easier for them to distinguish it from other sounds.
  • It's recommended to avoid names that sound like obedience words or command because your dog could easily get confused. 
  • If you already have a pet, avoid giving to the newcomer the same name adding small changes such as Walt, Walt Junior, Walt The Second ect. Not only you will confuse the puppy, but you will also show him very little respect.
  • Once you have chosen the name, try to avoid as much as possible to mangle it, change it or use a lot of nicknames because your pet will have a hard time understanding you especially if it still trying to get used to his name.  

 

If you are at loss for ideas on an original and popular name, have a look through our list below. 

FEMALE DOG NAMES

 
     
  • Aida
  • Aki
  • Akira
  • Amelia
  • Aphrodite
  • Bailey
  • Bella 
  • Bianca
  • Bimba
  • Briciola
  • Candy
  • Chloe
  • Clio
  • Crema
  • Daisy
  • Dakota
  • Dana
  • Diana
  • Eva
  • Faith
  • Fiamma
  • Fiocchetta
  • Fiona
  • Fragola
  • Gigi
  • Ginger
  • Gioconda
  • Giuly
  • Gloria
  • Grace 
  • Hera 
  • Hope 
  • Jenny 
  • Joy 
  • Kyra 
  • Lilly 
  • Lola 
  • Lucy   
  • Lulù 
  • Luna  
  • Macchia 
  • Maggie 
  • Maya 
  • Minnie 
  • Molly 
  • Neve 
  • Ombra 
  • Perla 
  • Princess 
  • Rudy 
  • Sadie 
  • Scheggia 
  • Stella 
  • Tiffany 
  • Trottola 
  • Wendy 
  • Yuki 
  • Zampa 
  • Zoe
 
     

MALE DOG NAMES

 
     
  • Alex 
  • Arlo
  • Bach 
  • Bart 
  • Bear 
  • Bianco 
  • Biscotto 
  • Bobby 
  • Brody 
  • Bruce 
  • Buddy  
  • Casper 
  • Charlie 
  • Charlie   
  • Chicco 
  • Chip 
  • Cocco 
  • Coco 
  • Cody 
  • Cooper    
  • Dalì 
  • Dexter 
  • Duke 
  • Erik 
  • Fiocco 
  • Fox 
  • George 
  • Ghost 
  • Jack 
  • Jack  
  • Jimmy 
  • Leo 
  • Lex 
  • Lillo 
  • Lucky 
  • Lupin
  • Max
  • Mickey
  • Milo
  • Napoleone
  • Nemo
  • Neo
  • Noah
  • Oliver 
  • Oscar
  • Prince
  • Red
  • Rex
  • Ricky
  • Riley
  • Rocky
  • Romeo
  • Russell
  • Sam
  • Simba
  • Snoopy
  • Spillo
  • Teddy
  • Thor
  • Tino
  • Tucker
  • Volpone
  • Walt
  • Whiskey
  • Willie
  • Winston
  • Wolf
  • Yoda
  • Zeus
 
     

UNISEX DOG NAMES

 
  • Ace 
  • Bailey 
  • Bass 
  • Bits 
  • Blue 
  • Caddy 
  • Chili 
  • Ghost 
  • Jaiden 
  • Jedi 
  • Jekyll 
  • Jinx 
  • Kai 
  • Koda 
  • Mika 
  • Morgan 
  • Nicola 
  • Panda 
  • Paris 
  • Rain 
  • Rogue 
  • Sasha 
  • Sin 
  • Sky 
  • Terry
 
Dog names: some original and creative ideas

In this article, you will find some useful tips to help you find an original and popular name for your dog!

   

With the arrival of a new canine family member, the stressful part is choosing the right name. Selecting the perfect dog name for the newcomer is not only important for you but even more for him.

Lots of pet parents draw inspiration for the name from their favorite movies, TV shows, and cartoon or from the pet physical appearance. The options are endless! Beware of the most common names, otherwise, you could find many namesakes at the park!
Keep in mind that whatever your final choice will be, the name should be related to something positive for the dog. 

Along with the name, remember to choose promptly the identification tag for your four-legged friend, which is just as much important. In case of loss, your best friend has more chances to get back home safely if he's always wearing an ID tag with your phone number engraved.
Have a look over this article to learn more about the importance of the identification tag.

 

Best tips for choosing the perfect name for your dog

 

In the headlong rush to search the perfect dog's name, you have to keep in mind few important rules that will help you and your four-legged friend:

  • It's better to opt for a short and clear name or one that could be shortened to a maximum of two syllables. Dogs don't recognize letters but recognize sounds, so a short and clear name will be easier for them to distinguish it from other sounds.
  • It's recommended to avoid names that sound like obedience words or command because your dog could easily get confused. 
  • If you already have a pet, avoid giving to the newcomer the same name adding small changes such as Walt, Walt Junior, Walt The Second ect. Not only you will confuse the puppy, but you will also show him very little respect.
  • Once you have chosen the name, try to avoid as much as possible to mangle it, change it or use a lot of nicknames because your pet will have a hard time understanding you especially if it still trying to get used to his name.  

 

If you are at loss for ideas on an original and popular name, have a look through our list below. 

FEMALE DOG NAMES

 
     
  • Aida
  • Aki
  • Akira
  • Amelia
  • Aphrodite
  • Bailey
  • Bella 
  • Bianca
  • Bimba
  • Briciola
  • Candy
  • Chloe
  • Clio
  • Crema
  • Daisy
  • Dakota
  • Dana
  • Diana
  • Eva
  • Faith
  • Fiamma
  • Fiocchetta
  • Fiona
  • Fragola
  • Gigi
  • Ginger
  • Gioconda
  • Giuly
  • Gloria
  • Grace 
  • Hera 
  • Hope 
  • Jenny 
  • Joy 
  • Kyra 
  • Lilly 
  • Lola 
  • Lucy   
  • Lulù 
  • Luna  
  • Macchia 
  • Maggie 
  • Maya 
  • Minnie 
  • Molly 
  • Neve 
  • Ombra 
  • Perla 
  • Princess 
  • Rudy 
  • Sadie 
  • Scheggia 
  • Stella 
  • Tiffany 
  • Trottola 
  • Wendy 
  • Yuki 
  • Zampa 
  • Zoe
 
     

MALE DOG NAMES

 
     
  • Alex 
  • Arlo
  • Bach 
  • Bart 
  • Bear 
  • Bianco 
  • Biscotto 
  • Bobby 
  • Brody 
  • Bruce 
  • Buddy  
  • Casper 
  • Charlie 
  • Charlie   
  • Chicco 
  • Chip 
  • Cocco 
  • Coco 
  • Cody 
  • Cooper    
  • Dalì 
  • Dexter 
  • Duke 
  • Erik 
  • Fiocco 
  • Fox 
  • George 
  • Ghost 
  • Jack 
  • Jack  
  • Jimmy 
  • Leo 
  • Lex 
  • Lillo 
  • Lucky 
  • Lupin
  • Max
  • Mickey
  • Milo
  • Napoleone
  • Nemo
  • Neo
  • Noah
  • Oliver 
  • Oscar
  • Prince
  • Red
  • Rex
  • Ricky
  • Riley
  • Rocky
  • Romeo
  • Russell
  • Sam
  • Simba
  • Snoopy
  • Spillo
  • Teddy
  • Thor
  • Tino
  • Tucker
  • Volpone
  • Walt
  • Whiskey
  • Willie
  • Winston
  • Wolf
  • Yoda
  • Zeus
 
     

UNISEX DOG NAMES

 
  • Ace 
  • Bailey 
  • Bass 
  • Bits 
  • Blue 
  • Caddy 
  • Chili 
  • Ghost 
  • Jaiden 
  • Jedi 
  • Jekyll 
  • Jinx 
  • Kai 
  • Koda 
  • Mika 
  • Morgan 
  • Nicola 
  • Panda 
  • Paris 
  • Rain 
  • Rogue 
  • Sasha 
  • Sin 
  • Sky 
  • Terry
 

MyFamily keeps innovate the pet market and launches an absolute novelty in the field of identification tags! We are talking about the new Hushtag collection, the silent tags. This unique product was created to meet a specific need: avoid the tinkling noise of the tag hitting the collar metal ring or another tag, mandatory in some countries.

MyFamily Hushtag are noise-free since they are made of rubber combined to metal. In fact, they have a strong core made of brass or aluminum, with an external rubber casing.

 

The advantages of choosing this product are many: besides the elimination of the tinkle, these tags guarantee a much longer life since they don’t scratch, and they wear out more slowly than any other model. It's not all! Another very important aspect is the absolute comfort for the animal that wears them: practically our four-legged friends do not even realize they are carrying them!

 

The new collection comes in different shapes and colors, to meet the aesthetic needs of a large audience. The utmost attention to detail and the absolute craftsmanship quality of the finishes are a real added value, Made in Italy style. For all these reasons, MyFamily's Hushtag is a truly revolutionary product, never seen before in the pet world.

Hushtag collection: silent, revolutionary, unique! An absolute innovation in the pet world.

MyFamily keeps innovate the pet market and launches an absolute novelty in the field of identification tags! We are talking about the new Hushtag collection, the silent tags. This unique product was created to meet a specific need: avoid the tinkling noise of the tag hitting the collar metal ring or another tag, mandatory in some countries.

MyFamily Hushtag are noise-free since they are made of rubber combined to metal. In fact, they have a strong core made of brass or aluminum, with an external rubber casing.

 

The advantages of choosing this product are many: besides the elimination of the tinkle, these tags guarantee a much longer life since they don’t scratch, and they wear out more slowly than any other model. It's not all! Another very important aspect is the absolute comfort for the animal that wears them: practically our four-legged friends do not even realize they are carrying them!

 

The new collection comes in different shapes and colors, to meet the aesthetic needs of a large audience. The utmost attention to detail and the absolute craftsmanship quality of the finishes are a real added value, Made in Italy style. For all these reasons, MyFamily's Hushtag is a truly revolutionary product, never seen before in the pet world.

Christmas is coming, the race for Christmas shopping has officially started and our four legged friends cannot be excluded. But among the various offers, which are the most useful and charming for this 2018? Here are some original tips.

1) We shall not forget that their main need is our company, our presence. Therefore we could buy a course of Agility Dog, that will allow us to spend a pleasant and amusing outdoor experience together!

2) During cold winter season our pets spend more time at home. There are many kennels available for our pets, among the most curious: the wood ones that are similar to real houses, fitted with padded pillows inside. They have two functions: in the lower part they are used as a kennel and in the upper part they can be used as a little table or as a stool. Don't forget real couches, expressly drawn for pets, which are original, comfortable and become integral part of our home furnishings.

3) Christmas holidays lead us to eat more sweets and this may be dangerous for our dog's health. The best idea is to give him some special treat, so that we don't let ourselves be tempted by giving him our food.

4) You should always think about his safety. Don't forget to let him wear the ID tag; there are various models for everyday life, and more elegant models, perfect to make him special on particular occasions. You can engrave free your and his data, so that he will be protected in any case. You can choose among the wide range that MyFamily has available. Discover our collections

5) And in order to keep up with times, don't miss the interactive webcam for pets. You can supervise your pet while you are at work, interact vocally with him and catch any precious moment while you are away.

There are a lot of proposals that you can easily find on-line or in Pet shops, but our suggestion is to do useful presents to your pet, useful for his safety and for his health. You shall not forget that the main thing for him is your love.

"A dog doesn't mind expensive cars, big houses, or designer clothes. A rotten stick is fine for him. A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, bright or clumsy , clever or dumb. Give him your heart and he'll give you his. "( From "Marley and me" by John Grogan )

WHICH GIFT COULD YOU PUT UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE FOR YOUR PET ? FIVE IDEAS

Christmas is coming, the race for Christmas shopping has officially started and our four legged friends cannot be excluded. But among the various offers, which are the most useful and charming for this 2018? Here are some original tips.

1) We shall not forget that their main need is our company, our presence. Therefore we could buy a course of Agility Dog, that will allow us to spend a pleasant and amusing outdoor experience together!

2) During cold winter season our pets spend more time at home. There are many kennels available for our pets, among the most curious: the wood ones that are similar to real houses, fitted with padded pillows inside. They have two functions: in the lower part they are used as a kennel and in the upper part they can be used as a little table or as a stool. Don't forget real couches, expressly drawn for pets, which are original, comfortable and become integral part of our home furnishings.

3) Christmas holidays lead us to eat more sweets and this may be dangerous for our dog's health. The best idea is to give him some special treat, so that we don't let ourselves be tempted by giving him our food.

4) You should always think about his safety. Don't forget to let him wear the ID tag; there are various models for everyday life, and more elegant models, perfect to make him special on particular occasions. You can engrave free your and his data, so that he will be protected in any case. You can choose among the wide range that MyFamily has available. Discover our collections

5) And in order to keep up with times, don't miss the interactive webcam for pets. You can supervise your pet while you are at work, interact vocally with him and catch any precious moment while you are away.

There are a lot of proposals that you can easily find on-line or in Pet shops, but our suggestion is to do useful presents to your pet, useful for his safety and for his health. You shall not forget that the main thing for him is your love.

"A dog doesn't mind expensive cars, big houses, or designer clothes. A rotten stick is fine for him. A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, bright or clumsy , clever or dumb. Give him your heart and he'll give you his. "( From "Marley and me" by John Grogan )

The abandonment of dogs is a very serious world problem. The World Health Organization estimates that despite the frequent awareness campaigns against the mistreatment and abandonment of animals, in Italy, more than 50,000 dogs are abandoned every year and  stray dogs are more than 200,000 million worldwide. In some countries, straying leads also to an increase of some dangerous diseases such as rabies, because of their easy spread.
In many countries of the world, abandoning a dog is a punishable offence: those who break the law, must pay not only a fine for abandonment, but also for possible damages caused.
 
Despite these rules, there are many abandoned dogs.
Abandonments are more frequent in some particular periods of the year:
  • in the summer when the so-called "owners" do not want to give up their holidays and the animal becomes "troublesome";
  • during Christmas holidays, when the family realizes the inability to manage a dog received as a gift, especially for children.
  • in autumn, when some dogs are considered as unsuitable for hunting by their owners-hunters.
 
80% of abandoned dogs lived in a flat, so they risk even more mistreatment, hunger and incidents, because they are absolutely not able to self-manage.
An abandoned dog unfortunately represents also a danger to others for several reasons:
- having to find food by himself, he might become violent, after many days that he does not eat;
- many dogs are abandoned along roads and motorways and this is a serious danger for themselves and for the others. A frightened, scared animal who is running away can cause serious road accidents.
 
Exactly for these reasons, it is useful to know how to behave if you find an abandoned dog or if you are in one of the situations described above.
 
The 6 steps to take when you find an abandoned dog.
 
First of all, it is important to observe carefully his mood. He could be dangerous if he's very hungry, scared by unknown people or very distressed and frightened. If he does not show any particular signs of aggression, move close to him slowly trying not to frighten him.
Once you are close to him, you should check that the animal has no clear injuries. In case of serious injuries, it will be necessary to call the Local Veterinary Service of the Local Health Authority. Never give any medicine, always rely on experts.
In case he squeezed into a space and could not set himself free, it will be necessary to call the Firemen .
After making sure that he is physically well, it will be necessary to check if there is the identification tag attached to the collar or to the harness.
If the owner cannot be found out, it will be necessary to check if there's a microchip. It will therefore be necessary to go to a veterinarian or to the  authorities in charge, such as the Veterinary Service of the Local Health Authority that have the proper reader and will be able to identify the code of the microchip and the corresponding data. Every dog should, by law, be registered to the canine registry, have a microchip and thus have an identifiable owner.
In any case, it is important to report the recovery as soon as possible to the local police or to the traffic police, in case you are in a motorway.
 
If you see someone who abandons a dog, how should you behave?
 
The first step in this case is to collect as much information as possible to identify the person in question. The most important one is the car license plate, the safest and easiest way to identify the responsible person.
After having marked all that could be useful, please contact the Police.
 
Abandoning a dog is a cruel and inhuman action. Dogs love us unconditionally and we don't always do enough to deserve their love.
 
Leave a comment if you want to share with us any experience related to abandonment .
Abandoned dogs: how to behave in this situation.

The abandonment of dogs is a very serious world problem. The World Health Organization estimates that despite the frequent awareness campaigns against the mistreatment and abandonment of animals, in Italy, more than 50,000 dogs are abandoned every year and  stray dogs are more than 200,000 million worldwide. In some countries, straying leads also to an increase of some dangerous diseases such as rabies, because of their easy spread.
In many countries of the world, abandoning a dog is a punishable offence: those who break the law, must pay not only a fine for abandonment, but also for possible damages caused.
 
Despite these rules, there are many abandoned dogs.
Abandonments are more frequent in some particular periods of the year:
  • in the summer when the so-called "owners" do not want to give up their holidays and the animal becomes "troublesome";
  • during Christmas holidays, when the family realizes the inability to manage a dog received as a gift, especially for children.
  • in autumn, when some dogs are considered as unsuitable for hunting by their owners-hunters.
 
80% of abandoned dogs lived in a flat, so they risk even more mistreatment, hunger and incidents, because they are absolutely not able to self-manage.
An abandoned dog unfortunately represents also a danger to others for several reasons:
- having to find food by himself, he might become violent, after many days that he does not eat;
- many dogs are abandoned along roads and motorways and this is a serious danger for themselves and for the others. A frightened, scared animal who is running away can cause serious road accidents.
 
Exactly for these reasons, it is useful to know how to behave if you find an abandoned dog or if you are in one of the situations described above.
 
The 6 steps to take when you find an abandoned dog.
 
First of all, it is important to observe carefully his mood. He could be dangerous if he's very hungry, scared by unknown people or very distressed and frightened. If he does not show any particular signs of aggression, move close to him slowly trying not to frighten him.
Once you are close to him, you should check that the animal has no clear injuries. In case of serious injuries, it will be necessary to call the Local Veterinary Service of the Local Health Authority. Never give any medicine, always rely on experts.
In case he squeezed into a space and could not set himself free, it will be necessary to call the Firemen .
After making sure that he is physically well, it will be necessary to check if there is the identification tag attached to the collar or to the harness.
If the owner cannot be found out, it will be necessary to check if there's a microchip. It will therefore be necessary to go to a veterinarian or to the  authorities in charge, such as the Veterinary Service of the Local Health Authority that have the proper reader and will be able to identify the code of the microchip and the corresponding data. Every dog should, by law, be registered to the canine registry, have a microchip and thus have an identifiable owner.
In any case, it is important to report the recovery as soon as possible to the local police or to the traffic police, in case you are in a motorway.
 
If you see someone who abandons a dog, how should you behave?
 
The first step in this case is to collect as much information as possible to identify the person in question. The most important one is the car license plate, the safest and easiest way to identify the responsible person.
After having marked all that could be useful, please contact the Police.
 
Abandoning a dog is a cruel and inhuman action. Dogs love us unconditionally and we don't always do enough to deserve their love.
 
Leave a comment if you want to share with us any experience related to abandonment .

Winter with its harsh temperatures is approaching and it is interesting to know some breeds that are best suited to this type of climate. Some have been specially selected to have characteristics, linked in particular to the type of hair, such as to create a greater cold protection than others.
We see the 5 that most love the cold and the snow and seem to find in these adverse weather conditions a pleasant and ideal environment.
 
The Mountain Dogs of the Pyrenees or Patou are very faithful livestock guardians, accustomed to low mountain temperatures and snow thanks to their thick hair. It is a canine breed belonging to the group of mountain dogs that traditionally performs the task of guardian of the flock on the French side of the Pyrenees. On the Spanish side of the mountain range, in the region of Aragon, the breed of the Mastiff of the Pyrenees developed from common ancestors. The mountain dog of the Pyrenees is not to be confused with the shepherd of the Pyrenees, his "colleague" of work, in charge of leading the flock (herding pastor), while the task of the mountain dog of the Pyrenees is to defend it (guardian shepherd ).
 
The Siberian Husky are instead Spitz-type dogs (along with numerous other breeds such as Norwegian Elkhounds, Keeshonds, Samoyed, Akita and Malamute). They are dogs known for their resistance to cold climates, thanks to their Arctic origins and for this reason they are chosen to tow the sledges on the snow. All Spitz dogs like the Husky have adapted themselves to the Nordic climates, thanks to their ability to heat insulation and a thick, water-repellent coat. If this happens, the ears of the dogs of this primitive race are small, a natural adaptation to avoid freezing.
The Siberian Husky, in particular, is a very robust subject, with a double layer of thickness that allows it to withstand the most extreme winter conditions.
It seems that even in the character these hairy are a bit '"cold": very independent, generally wary if not educated and socialized from an early age.
 
Even the Akita love winter climates. The breed was selected for guarding and hunting in the cold and mountainous Prefecture of Akita, on the Japanese island of Honshu, where these dogs flanked the hunters. Trained for hunting, their prey was the wild boar, the deer and the Tibetan bear. They were also used for the defense of property and since 1603 as fighting dogs.
 
The San Bernardo is instead the most famous dog among the races that love the cold climate, with its soft, dense and thick fur, it is also one of the largest as mole. It can exceed 90/95 cm in height and over 100 kg in weight.
There is no other race which, with such bulk and weight, is as dynamic and athletic as the Saint Bernard. Despite its massive size, the Saint Bernard is a docile dog, very close to the human owner. If adopted by a puppy it will remain a playful for life (8/10 years on average).
San Bernardo has an excellent relationship with children, but in general it is sociable with everyone, so much so that it is also used in pet therapy, thanks to its strong but extremely balanced personality. It is also the typical working dog, used to being outdoors in cold climates. In the past he was skilled in the guard to protect the mountain territory. It has not preserved any aggressive instinct, but is able to perceive every little noise or danger very quickly. This quality meant that the mountain man chose him to help him during the snowstorms, for example to identify people in difficulty.
In the Swiss Alps, the San Bernardo dogs have often contributed to the discovery of travelers at risk of freezing during the weather. Even today, they represent a valid help for man in the mountains, in the case of avalanches, thanks to the high resistance to cold and infallible smell.
 
The Russian Black Terrier, the last we will consider, is a relatively new breed, selected by the Russian army during the Cold War years and specially bred for military work in extremely cold climates. Everything about him has been said: biting and aggressive dog, with a terrible and dangerous jaw force, capable of crushing a duck with a single bite. It was also called the "killer dog of the KGB". These are folkloric statements but far from reality. Today, the skills of work, loyalty, ease of training, climatic resistance and balance have remained intact in the black terrier of yesteryear. In addition, through the selection on the already established breed, the defects and aggressiveness that were present in part of the bred subjects were eliminated. It is a docile and sensitive dog, even if it does not hesitate to turn into a deadly weapon if it senses a danger to its humans. Another characteristic of the breed is prodigious memory.
 
And have you had experience with any of these races? Tell us some trivia in the "comments" section and discover the medals that MyFamily has dedicated to them. Check out the Friends collection.
CURIOSITY: 5 dog breeds that love the icy winter.

Winter with its harsh temperatures is approaching and it is interesting to know some breeds that are best suited to this type of climate. Some have been specially selected to have characteristics, linked in particular to the type of hair, such as to create a greater cold protection than others.
We see the 5 that most love the cold and the snow and seem to find in these adverse weather conditions a pleasant and ideal environment.
 
The Mountain Dogs of the Pyrenees or Patou are very faithful livestock guardians, accustomed to low mountain temperatures and snow thanks to their thick hair. It is a canine breed belonging to the group of mountain dogs that traditionally performs the task of guardian of the flock on the French side of the Pyrenees. On the Spanish side of the mountain range, in the region of Aragon, the breed of the Mastiff of the Pyrenees developed from common ancestors. The mountain dog of the Pyrenees is not to be confused with the shepherd of the Pyrenees, his "colleague" of work, in charge of leading the flock (herding pastor), while the task of the mountain dog of the Pyrenees is to defend it (guardian shepherd ).
 
The Siberian Husky are instead Spitz-type dogs (along with numerous other breeds such as Norwegian Elkhounds, Keeshonds, Samoyed, Akita and Malamute). They are dogs known for their resistance to cold climates, thanks to their Arctic origins and for this reason they are chosen to tow the sledges on the snow. All Spitz dogs like the Husky have adapted themselves to the Nordic climates, thanks to their ability to heat insulation and a thick, water-repellent coat. If this happens, the ears of the dogs of this primitive race are small, a natural adaptation to avoid freezing.
The Siberian Husky, in particular, is a very robust subject, with a double layer of thickness that allows it to withstand the most extreme winter conditions.
It seems that even in the character these hairy are a bit '"cold": very independent, generally wary if not educated and socialized from an early age.
 
Even the Akita love winter climates. The breed was selected for guarding and hunting in the cold and mountainous Prefecture of Akita, on the Japanese island of Honshu, where these dogs flanked the hunters. Trained for hunting, their prey was the wild boar, the deer and the Tibetan bear. They were also used for the defense of property and since 1603 as fighting dogs.
 
The San Bernardo is instead the most famous dog among the races that love the cold climate, with its soft, dense and thick fur, it is also one of the largest as mole. It can exceed 90/95 cm in height and over 100 kg in weight.
There is no other race which, with such bulk and weight, is as dynamic and athletic as the Saint Bernard. Despite its massive size, the Saint Bernard is a docile dog, very close to the human owner. If adopted by a puppy it will remain a playful for life (8/10 years on average).
San Bernardo has an excellent relationship with children, but in general it is sociable with everyone, so much so that it is also used in pet therapy, thanks to its strong but extremely balanced personality. It is also the typical working dog, used to being outdoors in cold climates. In the past he was skilled in the guard to protect the mountain territory. It has not preserved any aggressive instinct, but is able to perceive every little noise or danger very quickly. This quality meant that the mountain man chose him to help him during the snowstorms, for example to identify people in difficulty.
In the Swiss Alps, the San Bernardo dogs have often contributed to the discovery of travelers at risk of freezing during the weather. Even today, they represent a valid help for man in the mountains, in the case of avalanches, thanks to the high resistance to cold and infallible smell.
 
The Russian Black Terrier, the last we will consider, is a relatively new breed, selected by the Russian army during the Cold War years and specially bred for military work in extremely cold climates. Everything about him has been said: biting and aggressive dog, with a terrible and dangerous jaw force, capable of crushing a duck with a single bite. It was also called the "killer dog of the KGB". These are folkloric statements but far from reality. Today, the skills of work, loyalty, ease of training, climatic resistance and balance have remained intact in the black terrier of yesteryear. In addition, through the selection on the already established breed, the defects and aggressiveness that were present in part of the bred subjects were eliminated. It is a docile and sensitive dog, even if it does not hesitate to turn into a deadly weapon if it senses a danger to its humans. Another characteristic of the breed is prodigious memory.
 
And have you had experience with any of these races? Tell us some trivia in the "comments" section and discover the medals that MyFamily has dedicated to them. Check out the Friends collection.
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