Category dog product

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.

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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 […]