Tag Archives: pet products

8 Awesome Pet Presents for the Discerning Dog (and Dog Lover)

Time to soil the pup – Ok, it’s always time to spoil the pup, but this year let’s take it up a level. Anyone who doesn’t buy (and wrap) gifts for their pup this time of year likely isn’t reading dogtrotting.net so… here’s some fun ideas from innovative companies (most independently owned). Best part is, […]

Travel Toronto: Winter One of a Kind 2018 – Digging for Dog Stuff

Art, pottery, glass, woodworking, textiles… the traditional mediums and more are staples of One of a Kind, a twice a year artisan show and sale that gets me excited for all things textural, tactile and most important: handmade. Designed. Created. Crafted.  There’s still a thrill to meeting the maker of beautiful things, and even better […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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.

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.