Category Dog event

Canadian Christmas Pet Expo dogtrotting.net

Ruff Ruff. It’s that time of year again: Canadian Christmas Pet Expo Toronto

The Canadian Christmas Pet Expo in Toronto – if you have pets, and haven’t been here yet, you must be in the minority. Twice a year, two units at the International Conventional Centre near the Toronto airport fills with pet-lovers, a lot of dogs and vendors, vendors, vendors selling everything you can think of for […]

dog at dogtorber fest outdoor dog event at solitude nature reserve

Beer Flights, Dog Trails & the Shortest Tail Rule at Dogtober Fest 2018

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.

Wiggle Waggle Walk 2018 Results Are In!

Whew. Home hours ago from our fifth Wiggle Waggle Walk September 9, 2018 and my dog Victor is sleeping at my feet already. (Check out last year here). Thanks to all who donated to our dogtrotting.net team. Our final tally was $320 … $425 if you include the likely successful silent auction bids I left […]

dog at Pawlooza 2018 pet festival

Travel London, ON: We survived Pawlooza 2018 … and you can too!

We survived Pawlooza 2018, with only minor incidents. I debated not taking my dog Victor along with me because this pet festival is crowded and dogs rushing Victor’s face are not greeted kindly, by him or me. But … ultimately, I’m glad I brought him for two reasons: He loved the little dog lease-free zone […]

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 […]