With my dog Victor at my side, I got my first exposure to the sport of sheep dog herding at the Kingston, Sheep Dog Trials Festival August 10 to 12, 2018.
As some point, the dog must maneuver its crew through two gates and back eventually herding the sheep, with the help of the handler, into a gated pen.
If you love dogs, you’ll enjoy watching the film Dog Days. If you love dogs and sappy romantic comedies, you’ll really enjoy Dog Days. Dog Days directed by Ken Marino opens today (August 10, 2018) at a major theatre near you and no, you can’t bring your dog (unfortunately), but you’ll want to. You’ll want […]
The 21, 2018 was the third Saturday in July which means annual the Doggie Paddle Beach Fest in Sarnia was on, claiming status as ‘Ontario’s exclusive dog beach festival.’ Within view of cargo ships drifting along Lake Huron, doggies frolicked on the sandy shore of Canatara Park Beach unrestraint by leashes normally required by law.
If you’ve been following dogtrotting.net this year, you’ve likely noticed I’ve been compiling dog treat recipes (maybe for a book; we’ll see). If you didn’t notice, no problem… then here’s your first dogtotting.net dog treat recipe. Enjoy. During my research, I’ve found many recipes that include beef or chicken broth – premade from the grocery […]
Travelling with the dog mid-summer offers a lot of rewards but poses a few challenges: a big one on our trip was getting my crazy cocker-cross Victor to drink water. Not just enough water, but any water. He’d occasionally woof down half a bowl, but only after getting really parched. Trying to convince him to […]
One challenge of road tripping with the dog is stuff – well, stuff is a challenge on every road trip. But with the dog, you must take enough for you, enough for the dog and leave enough room in the car for him to sleep and move around. Fortunately, my dog Victor, a cocker-cross, is […]
4 Paws Kingdom is like the Disneyland for dogs; and every loved high-energy mutt needs to get there at least once in their lives. Or become regulars, as some RV-lifestyle loving people are. Some living nearby even park their rigs all season and make this a weekend escape.
“You’d love Asheville, North Carolina,” several people told me. “It’s really dog friendly,” internet reviews said. How true both statements turned out to be. On a dog-focused road trip south from Canada to North Carolina, somewhere in West Virginia I realized I missed calculated our journey – I was short a booked night’s stay. We […]
Wine, books and pets … these are a few of my favourite things. Basically, they are my favourite things and all three come together at Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar in Asheville, North Carolina. Books and champagne, in glasses with dog silhouettes on them. And dogs (on leashes, of course) wandering through four […]
West Virginia … ‘wild and wonderful,’ it says on the license plates. It should read ‘wild and weaving down the interstate,’ because there’s some crazy driving in this state. Turn down a winding country road and the drivers’ feet remain lead; if you’re not taking turns on two wheels, you’re holding up traffic. Day two […]