Category dog product

Get Out with the Dog: K9 Sport Sack, The Canadian Pet Expo & Problem Solving Success

Necessity is the mother of innovation … or something like that. In other words, so many entrepreneurial endeavours are born out of a need to solve a personal problem.

And K9 Sport Sack – the backpack for your dog – is no exception.

Travel Toronto: One-of-a-Kind Handmade and Ruff Ruff Ready (stuff for dogs)

One-of-a-Kind Show and Sale is my favourite holiday tradition (next to Boxing Day). From November 23 to December 3, 2017, the halls are decked at Toronto, Ontario’s Exhibition Place tradeshow floor with hundreds of Canada’s best artists, crafters, independent clothing designers and artisan food producers. And handcrafted pet gear, of course.

dog on pillow - dog items at craft shows dogtrotting.net

Holiday Craft Shows: Pet Product Goldmines. Who knew?

What’s the best thing about craft shows other than artisan-made merchandise? Artisan-made dog goods. I haven’t seen a show in years without at least one pet gear vendor.

Dog with GoDog toy

Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls Dog Toy (Review) Contest!

But is lab friend Sasha is a different story. Stuffies don’t survive 15 minutes in her presence and she rips even the strongest tug-toys apart. So, who better than to give Chew Guard tech a whirl?

Dog with Messy Mutts travel water bottle at Word on the Street

Travel Toronto: Mutts Getting Messy (or thirsty) during Word on the Street 2017

Trying to get Victor to drink while we travel, heading out for day trips, festivals and even dog parks in the summer is a challenge. He’ll drink a bit from a bowl, if I fill it to the top. But he only drinks a bit. Then I dump water over the pavement because we have to move on.

Shed Defender, long johns for dogs, SuperZoo Product dogtrotting.net

Lucky Seven Clever Pet Products at SuperZoo 2017, Las Vegas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. No, not Christmas but close. SuperZoo! It’s SuperZoo time, a huge annual pet industry trade show in Las Vegas, where I went (sadly without my dog Victor) to be overwhelmed by both distractions in Sin City and the multitude of pet products, ideas, innovations and people who […]

Dog treat review www.dogtrotting.net (pork puffs)

Top 4 Treats Approved for Finicky Dogs (by a Finicky Dog)

Victor, my 12-year-old terrier cross, is a picky eater. Most dogs gobble up treats when offered, especially in the pet stores, but not Victor. He’s too distracted, and few treats interest him even at home. Travelling gets problematic because he’s even harder to feed. So, who better to taste test some of the treats we […]

dog with fjallraven jacket

Field Testing the Fjällräven at Point Pelee National Park (with the dog)

At first, I doubted the durability of my new Fjällräven jacket – until I had to dive into prickly brambles after my crazy terrier Victor. He veered off the hard-packed trails at Point Pelee National Park in search of something stinky to roll in. (Check out ‘why does my dog roll in that?’) He does that, […]

Toronto, ON: Eating Crickets at the Green Living Show 2017

Victor likes crickets.  It surprised me too. First, I should tell you my terrier Victor is a picky eater and usually doesn’t like crunchy treats. But he willingly lapped up Wilder & Harrier’s baked heart-shaped training treats – both flavours: banana peanut butter (slightly preferred) and cranberry apple. Second, I should tell you Wilder & […]

Need a Pet Portrait? Love these Fuzzy ones.

I admit it. I teared up when I saw the pic of my Fuzzy Felties sent to me for approval by creator Le L from 38 Star Point. Pending approval, they would be mine. And I whole-heartedly approved. I am continuing my on-going quest to find as many handmade or created ‘portraits’ of my pets […]