If you haven’t ridden through tree-lined paths and along slopped streets in a horse-drawn carriage, then my dog Victor has one on you. Yes, horse-drawn carriage is the primary method of transportation on Mackinac Island in Northern Michigan where cars can’t go but many, many people do, especially in the summer. Many people and their […]

“You can bring your dog in here,” the cashier says to me, after I’ve hooked him to the railing outside Boxwood Café at the Mission Point Resort. “Ok,” I think, “Mackinac Island, Michigan, is really dog-friendly.” So, Victor gets to come in while I select my box lunch … or in this case, dinner. In […]

dog skijoring at Arrowhead Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Just when you’re looking forward to spring … I bring you snow-covered images. But not any images – pics of dog skijoring. That’s right, dog skijoring. You cross-country ski with your dog tethered to you. I thought it was crazy until I saw it with my own eyes: a group of excited dogs actively trying […]

Dog at Mountsberg Conservation Area, Campbellville Ontario

Spring’s almost here and that means two things: melting snow reveals and the stagnant smells hiding beneath, and Maple tree sap start flowing. The two are unrelated … unless you’re my dog. He spends more time on walks with his head down sniffing in circles than he does moving forward, and he gets to check […]

Recipe: ‘Turtle’ Dog Treats with Coconut Milk Coconut milk is fine for dogs to drink (or in this case, eat) and is a good substitute for dairy milk, which most dogs shouldn’t consume. Some sources suggest coconut milk helps a dog’s immune system and GI tract, but that’s still not conclusive. What is true is […]

Iceland, land of fresh fish, volcanic landscapes, and charming ponies. I’ve visited once and dream of living there for a year – yes, just one year. However, I went to Iceland during the summer when light was an invigorating aura blanketing the capital of Reykjavik for almost twenty hours a day. (Dogtrotting.net was given a […]

dog on the beach winter

Ok, so -5 degrees Celsius might not seem like the ideal temperature to venture outside, but after several days of -15C and snowing, the sunshine today will pass as a beacon to bundle up the dogs and head lakeside. My aging dog Victor is slowing down – and tearing his other ACL (find out about […]