beagle puppy at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2020

And the winner is…. The 144th Westminster Dog Show 2020 Best in Show Winner is SIBA the Standard Poodle! Reserve Champion is the Whippet named Bourbon. Again, this year dogtrotting.net experienced Westminster fever. Not because dog breeding is a hobby or interest, but because dogs, dogs and more dogs gathering in any singular location is […]

dog inside inside dog-friendly brew pub in waterloo ontario

Five years ago, Innocente Brewing Company opened its doors in Waterloo, Ontario. Two months ago, my dog Victor walked through those doors. Innocente Brewing Company is pet-friendly (presumably dogs, but maybe someone’s brought a cat). We’re in Waterloo, Ontario – the city next to Kitchener and near Blackberry home base Cambridge. In fact, I drive […]

two dogs playing in Puppy Bowl XVI on Animal Planet

Rappaport pitched the idea of Dog Bowl to Animal Planet and now Dog Bowl is on for a third year, airing February 1, 2020 at 8 pm EST. Dogs on Team Goldie and Team Oldies range in age from three to 14. Tune in to see which dog takes the ‘senior dog award’ with him to his new home.

Peekineese dog at The Michigan Winter Dog Classic dog show

Duck herding … it’s a thing. That’s one of the surprises at The Michigan Winter Dog Classic 2020 in Novi, Michigan. This four-day annual dog show attracts 160 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, along with the local Oakland County Kennel Club and the Livonia Kennel Club, to the Suburban Collection Showplace. Where can […]

Homemade pill pockets for dogs

My dog is aging. If you’ve been following dogtrotting.net (thank you), you know he’s been diagnosed with dementia. Not great, and it requires daily supplements and medication. So, it’s pills twice a day from now on. Hopefully, if you are giving your dog pills it’s temporary and likely not easy. I’ve been wrapping pills in […]

My beautiful black terrier on hay bale with text: Canine Cognitive Dystunction

According to research, about 60 percent of dogs over the age of 14 show signs of dementia, often not obvious until the dog is in an advanced stage.

What are the symptoms of CCD or dog dementia?

It’s hard to say. According to my dog’s neurology report, “clinical signs of CCD are numerous and often unspecific.”

black dog with leg brace from PawsAbility

Welcome to the Burlington, Ontario annual Festival of Lights Show in Spencer Smith Park along Burlington Bay. It’s been one year since my cocker-cross dog, Victor, was fitted for a back-leg brace. The first place we tested it was along the shores of cold reflective water illuminated by coloured bulbs assembled into various shapes: trains, […]

Beautiful black small dog with Father Christmas Holiday Pics with Santa

Happy Holidays! I’m so relieved my aging little mutt Victor is here celebrating with me this year (and hopefully next year too). I schlepped him out to five – yes, five – ‘Pet Photos with Santa (and others)’ days benefiting various animal rescues I support all year. Special thanks to earthbath for sending us eye, […]

basket with bags of homemade dog treats for potluck

I know not everyone takes their dog to a pot luck – trust me, I would if I could. But sometimes there’s a host dog (if you’re lucky). And sometimes participants have dogs at home (if not, why are you there?) So my favourite holiday thing to do is  bag up dog treats and show […]

border collie dog being wiped with Earthbound cleaning cloths

Holiday gifts for fur babies are always on the list – but now it’s time for fun. Forget essentials.

Here are six gift suggestions for dog-loving pet parents for times when want eclipses need: