Category Dog event

National Sheep Dog Trials, Kingston, Ontario

Travel Kingston, ON: Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival. Yes, Sheep Herding.

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.

Travel Sarnia, ON: Doggie Paddle Beach Fest 2018

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.

Celebrity Sightings! Flynn, Beatrice and Zeke oh my …

I met Flynn! Ok, you can have all the brush with celebrity people stories you like, but my thrill of a lifetime is meeting pet celebrities – and Flynn, Best in Show 2018 Westminster Dog Show winner, is up there. Last February, in NYC, Flynn first won the non-sporting dog class at Westminster then jauntily […]

Contest! Enter to win a Big LeBARKski prize pack (a.k.a. SuperZoo or bust)

Twenty years. It’s been twenty years since the cult classic film The Big Lebowski was released by dynamic director duo the Coen Brothers. It’s been one year since dogtrotting.net attended SuperZoo, the annual pet industry trade show in Las Vegas. Strangely, I’m combining the two into a contest: Leave a comment below – Are you […]

black dog at Dogs 4 Youth pet event, Grimsby, Ontario

Grimsby, ON: Dogs 4 Youth Annual Dog Marketplace and more….

“Oh, I subscribe to dogtrotting,” the Weruva rep tells me when I hand her my card. “In fact, it’s where I found out about his event.” Love it! … What event, you ask? Dogs 4 Youth dog (and now pet) marketplace at the Peach King Centre in Grimsby, Ontario. I’m here with my little black […]

First (Annual?) Niagara Canadian Pet Expo 2018 or My Dog’s a Model!

Just when I thought I’d seen every product or idea possible at a dog expo, my dog Victor became a label model on CandidKnines home baked treats for dogs. And it only took five minutes. His friend Sasha too – and she wasn’t even there. Here’s how it works: Go to the first Canadian Pet […]

How to Rock Woofstock: Largest Dog Festival in North America (and Toronto)

Finally! We got a ticket into the VIP tent at Woofstock. We’ve been trying for a few years, always missing ‘the first 1000 people,’ cut off. Welcome to the 15th Anniversary of Woofstock, May 26 and 27, 2018, in Woodbine Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Woofstock claims the title of North America’s largest dog festival. So, […]

Countdown to Woofstock 2018

One week away… heading to Toronto, Ontario next week for the dog event of the summer! (check out last year here)

dog with Easter Bunny at PetsMart

Hoppy Easter Ya all and April’s Fools to boot!

Enjoy Victor’s reluctant Easter photo shoots – he hates cameras. However, he took one for the team and poised for a nanosecond (literally) as April of Willow Bean Photography quickly snapped.

The Quest Continues: Searching for One of a Kind Pet Stuff in Toronto

According to the Chinese calendar, 2018 is the Year of the Dog, but at the One of a Kind Spring Show in Toronto this weekend, it’s the season of the cat.   Sure, there’s some dog stuff at this semi-annual artisan extravaganza in Toronto, Ontario – including some we met last winter (see article here) […]