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Advice for Road Tripping with your Dog … you likely haven’t heard before

What do you need to know for the perfect road trip with the dog? Well, if you’re talking the dog along, you’re 90 percent of the way there. Many articles offer the basics: take food, water, travel dishes, poop bags, and vaccine records. But here are considerations for travelling with your dog you might not have thought of….

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A Dog’s Halloween: Photo Opportunities, Tips for Dog Pics, Dog Photo Contests, and Pumpkin Drop Off!

Halloween means one thing: dressing up for fun – and that includes the dog. Check out the dogtrotting.net guide to taking good Halloween dog pics, where to get pics taken and Halloween photo contests for your dog!

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What are Dog Play Preferences? Or Learn How to Indulge Our Precious Pups.

I thought I knew everything about dog play. Hours of watching my dogs, past and present, race in circles, little legs barely touching the ground, then entertaining them at home, and buying toys (so many toys) led me to think I knew it all.
Then someone asked me my dog’s play preference? Play preference? I had no idea. If I had, I might have saved significant money on toys.

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Colour Therapy After Dog Loss & National Colouring Book Day.

Everything they say is true. Colouring is relaxing, grounding and something to try and take my mind off losing my precious 16-year-old Victor three weeks ago. I was heart-breaking, as anyone who’s experienced this knows, and I’ve volleyed from knowing I did the best thing for him, to missing him each day to over-whelming regret.

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Remembering Beatrice – Modern Family’s Stella – Everyone’s Favourite Frenchie

My best celebrity encounter story? The time I meet (twice) my favourite character from Modern Family: Beatrice, who plays Jay Pritchett’s (Ed O’Neill) French Bulldog Stella. Yes Stella! Sadly, Beatrice died mid-March 2020, days after the popular 11-year-old sitcom wrapped up its final episode. Cast members expressed condolences on social media. No surprise, the furry […]

Happy New Year! Dogtrotting Stop, Start & Continue … What’s up in 2019

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 […]

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Solutions for Aging Dog Mobility Issues Part #3: Canine Physiotherapy

Surprisingly, Victor my dog preferred running on a tread mill to jumping into the pool. He’d rather run than swim…. by a mile. I discovered this at a physiotherapy appointment – his not mine. Yes, there’s such thing as physiotherapy for pets and I discovered that participating in the Hamilton Burlington SPCA annual walk-a-thon. I wasn’t […]

Vote for Dog Parks. Seriously.

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.

Film Review: Dog Days, a Sappy Summer Rom-Com for Dog Lovers

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 […]

We’re Off! Dog Travel Road Trip Packing List … NC or bust.

It’s summer… heats on, holidays have started and the car has a new battery. I’ve got a $200 gas gift card burning a hole in my pocket so that means one thing: Road Trip! … with my dog, Victor, of course. We’re packed and ready to go. The following is a dog travel packing list […]