We all value and love our dogs…regardless of what our dog’s “job” is, we all want our dogs in our lives forever. Therefore, I want to remind folks about the importance of permanent identification on your dogs. Even those of us who are the most responsible individuals can have dogs stolen or lost for numerous reasons and in numerous situations. There are several methods available to give your dogs permanent identification so take the opportunity to tattoo and/or freeze brand your dogs now! It is a small expense that will greatly improve your ability to prevent theft and also to help find your lost dog! Make sure your dogs have identification tags with current information on their collars as well. Microchipping is an excellent option but remember that the chip can sometimes migrate from the neck to another location beneath the skin of your dog… which makes scanning difficult.