Ok, so the banana hasn’t gone bad exactly, but I’ve got one left that’s over ripe and I don’t feel like making banana muffins. Apparently, though, experimental dog treats aren’t out of the question. This recipe comes from my favourite inspiration: what’s about to go bad in the fridge? That’s usually how I determine dinner […]

Last year, Victor celebrated Halloween as Sushi. That’s right. A cute piece of sushi that served as both puffy jacket while he walked a strike picket line with me (yup) and weathered the rain at a Halloween Dog Walk fundraiser along Hamilton, Ontario’s Bay Front Park. This Halloween, we shake it up. He’s a unicorn.  […]

Dog parks offer like-minded people the opportunity to connect with others, or just be there exchanging a few words. Dogs are conversation starters, particularly among fellow pup people. You’ll might even interact with others you’d otherwise never cross paths with.

Picture a clear fall day with leaves changing colour, 18th and 19th century buildings lining a winding pathway and my little black dog, Victor, racing circles around it all. We’re at Westfield Heritage Village in Rockton, Ontario (about an hour west of Toronto) engaging with some living history… and getting our run on. The quaint […]

Trails meander through the woods, and today Dogtober Fest participants are encouraged to participate in a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt. (I only found three items on the list). While giving it our best try, we discover several barbeque grills and picnic tables throughout the site, Muskoka chairs for lounging and watching nature go by, and a newly installed boardwalk weaving its way through the marshier sections of the woods. Most trails lead back to the reserve’s central pond.

Always searching for new dog treat recipes to try? Me too. Baking for the pups is particularly satisfying because they’re the least critical critics. I’m also always looking for new dog treat recipe books. If you’ve written one, let me know. I’d like to be inspired because, well, I’d like to do the same. Here’s […]

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Apple Paws Dog Treats These are currently one of my favourite dog treat recipes I’ve made yet, primarily because the paw-shape came out looking kind of cute. Are they my dog’s favourite? Not really. But he is a little picky. We ended up sharing them with some pooch pals. What you’ll need: 2 cups whole […]

The best thing about Michigan’s Cider Mills is most are dog-friendly. Ok, and the apple cider. That’s usually good to. September and October as the leaves change, one hundred, yes one hundred, Cider Mills in the state open their barn doors to the public to sample cider, buy it by the quart and more.

No question – the pet industry rocks. And it’s time to roll with the red and white but no blue … almost. Like SuperZoo in Vegas, the annual National Pet Industry Trade Show in Toronto is only open to those in the pet biz (and a few media members like dogtrotting.net). Unlike SuperZoo, it’s focused […]

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Down dog is how my terrier Victor spent most of his Zen Dogs Wellness yoga practice … and I was thrilled. Meditative stillness came easy to him – but that might be the point. Zen Dogs Wellness is a unique Doga, according to yogi Alexandria Santaguida. It’s a ‘dog and me healing and yoga class’ […]