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Chewing – it’s an issue. Ok, not for me personally and by that, I mean my dog isn’t a big chewer. Since I got him (at about age five), he gave up chewing furniture thanks to daily vigorous exercise. But that doesn’t fix it for everyone. Most dogs love to chew. It’s a canine thing. […]

Who knew winter would be so popular in Ontario’s cottage country? The people at Arrowhead Provincial Park near Huntsville, Ontario did. In fact, opened in 2018 is the new Visitor’s Centre, with floor-to-ceiling fireplace and inside the ‘warm up’ area, designed to efficiently rent skates, cross-country skis (skate or classic style) and snowshoes to thousands […]

New Year: New Look. That’s the plan for Dogtrotting.net. As we slide boldly into 2019 without fear (just kidding), I’ve got a lot of plans in store for this blog including weekly postings and an e-commerce initiative that’ll become a big announcement later. (Hint – think dog stuff). But first, here’s a little exercise we […]

“Have reasonable expectations,” Katie Favell reminds the crowd of about 20 participants who’ve gathered at Planted in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to paint their pets. Ok, paint a portrait of their pet. Almost everyone here paid $50 for the opportunity to capture their fur baby’s image using only the paint and brushes supplied, and a little […]

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Woof Woof Woof. It’s that time of year again when I bundle the fur baby into some cute outfits (check out his Chilly Dog sweater – affiliate link) and whisk him off to see Santa. What secrets he shared, I don’t know … maybe to be done with photo shoots. But whatever he asked for […]

Time to spoil the pup – Ok, it’s always time to spoil the pup, but this year let’s take it up a level. Anyone who doesn’t buy (and wrap) gifts for their pup this time of year likely isn’t reading dogtrotting.net so… here’s some fun ideas from innovative companies (most independently owned). Best part is, […]

dog at Kitchener Christmas Market

Please someone add yet another Christmas market to my social media feed – but only if it’s outside. Then, I can take my dog. Kitchener, Ontario answered that call. The 22nd Christkindl Market is December 6 to 9, 2018 at City Hall downtown. Kitchener claims the title of Canada’s original “Christkindl Market” modeled after Germany’s […]

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Luke and Layla, two little Shih Tzu crosses, are remarkably different personalities despite bonding together … at three different homes. Their original owner died, leaving them to his ex-wife who promptly advertised them online for adoption. (Be careful who you leave your pets to). Both little white characters are now my nephews’ dogs adapting nicely […]

‘Tis the season to spoil our dogs. Ok, every season we spoil our dogs, but when it comes time to wrapping stuff up in a bow, we can’t forget Fido, right? So, these dog treats I found at SuperZoo 2018, the Holy Grail of pet industry trade shows, are as much for people as they […]

recipe for turmeric dog treats

Turmeric contains curcumin, which has strong anti-inflammatory properties and an anti-oxidant. It can help with pain, arthritis, and joint stiffness. However, the curcumin content in turmeric is not that high and people have to take higher concentration curcumin supplements to see any affect. Also, apparently, black pepper helps people absorb curcumin. However, coconut oil is […]