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My Dog Demands: Gimme Chicken Cutlets (with B6) or the bag gets it!

Right now, there’s a half-eaten bag of Earth Animal Chicken Cutlets on the living room floor and that’s unusual. I don’t mean the bag’s half empty – I mean the plastic bag containing the jerky chicken dog treats is ripped apart. Shredded. When I wasn’t looking, my dog Victor immediately rummage into the box of […]

Snowed in 2018: Turns Out, OraBone Aren’t Just for Chewing Anymore.

Outside the wind is blowing, snow covers my driveway and freezing rain is falling. At the time of writing this, it’s the middle of April. That’s right: two weeks into Spring and Southern Ontario gets the worst storm of the season. And some people think climate change isn’t real. Meanwhile, I’ve got a more immediate […]

Bow Wow Butter - dog peanut butter

Dog Peanut Butter. Curious?

Etsy’s great, but there’s still nothing like a real life, real time art and craft show where you can meet the makers directly – or touch stuff and impulse purchase shamelessly. (If you’ve been following dogtrotting.net, you’ve likely noticed I love handmade stuff). What’s trendy at craft shows? Handbags, totes, soap, bath balms and … […]

prize pack of Espree dog shampoo

Dog Bath Time: Meet Espree, Victor’s Nemesis (and enter a contest)

Victor’s curly tight black cocker/poodle fur makes him a canine air filter, walking through the world gathering any and all the dirt you can imagine. Yes, a week after a grooming appointment, he smells  a bit ripe.

But it’s when I see all the brown water filtering down the drain during a bath I realize, that’s snuggling up in my bed each night. Ick.

DIY Fleece dog blanket project

DIY: Make your dog a fleece blanket … or win one instead! (contest)

Everyone needs a little unwind time and that includes the dog. But first, spend yours making the fleece blanket Fido can comfortably curl up in when he’s chilling out … or chasing the chills away, whatever works. My new obsession (next to adult colouring … post on that soon) is cutting and tying these cuddly […]

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Camper Van Dreaming: Ever go RVing with the dog?

The lure of the open road is hard to resist especially when you take the dog along … and  sometimes that’s challenging when you can’t leave him alone in the hotel room and head to the museum. Clearly, more museums need to be dog friendly. Until that happens, I’m entertaining romantic notions of road tripping […]

The Future is Now: Four New Tech Pet Products You Need (Maybe)

The minute we invented smart phones, Aps and GPS, someone found a new use for those technologies. We don’t only use our phones to call people or take photos anymore – we can contact our kitties with them. We don’t just use GPS to find our way to Aunt Margaret’s new house – we’re using it to find lost dogs.

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5 Great Gifts (Under $50) for Travelling Dog Lovers

When I got my Messy Mutts elevated double feeder, I immediately tried to put all the pieces together like some kind of IKEA pet dish assemble. Then I realized … you don’t put all the legs on – only the height you need. Messy Mutts feeder comes with three sets of legs, at three heights. So you can use it for different dogs at different times, or it grows with your dog.

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.