Would You Test Your Dog’s IQ?

The Dog IQ Test: The title alone stopped me in my tracks. Back in 1996, when people still browsed bookstores for the latest titles, I paid about $15 for the book by Melissa Miller and had a project for the next week or so with Brandy Noel, the dog before my current dog, Dexter. I thought […]

Three Unexpected Benefits of Traveling with a Dog

When I packed my bags, sold my furniture, and took off around the world with my small business and small dog, I knew it would be amazing. I knew that I’d love having Luna with me for hiking adventures in the Swiss Alps and visits to the Eiffel Tower. I knew it would be fantastic […]

Does The Thundershirt Solve Dog Leash Aggression Problems?

It’s still a work in progress, but we’re gradually figuring out how to fix Linus’ dog leash aggression.  This past week we added a new piece of equipment to our arsenal…a Thundershirt (aff link)! Yep, the same anxiety relieving doggy shirt that most dog’s wear to keep them calm during thunderstorm, fireworks, and other craziness […]

How to Introduce a New Dog to Your Resident Cat (or Vice Versa)

Editor’s note: To celebrate National Train Your Dog Month, we got together with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers to run a series of posts through January. Read others in the series: “Dog Training Is Important,” “5 Time-Saving Tips for Training Your Dog,”  “How to Find the Perfect Dog Trainer,” “Train Your Dog in Nose […]

3 Reasons It’s a Must to Read Your Dog’s Body Language

Editor’s note: To celebrate National Train Your Dog Month, we got together with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers to run a series of posts through January. Read others in the series: “Dog Training Is Important,” “5 Time-Saving Tips for Training Your Dog,”  “How to Find the Perfect Dog Trainer,” “Train Your Dog in Nose […]

Sabrina Thurlow Photography

Come see the difference a professional can make! Sabrina Thurlow Photography specializes in portrait,commercial and wedding photography with a particular flair for pet photography! Our modern and luxurious studio is nestled inside a unique heritage building in downtown Halifax (we have parking!). Sabrina has formal training in photography and over 10 years of experience.

Mainland Common Park

From the Mainland Commons in Clayton Park, a gravel walkway lays alongside a baseball field into the seemingly un-kept forest. A closer inspection reveals a wonderful trail through the woods that is ideal for a short walk and a quick escape. The main path is wide enough for two people. The paths are maintained and […]

BLT Rails to Trails Association

Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Rails to Trails The BLT Trail begins in Beechville adjacent the Coca Cola plant in the Lakeside Industrial Park and continues for 13 kilometers terminating at the intersection of the trail with the St Margarets Bay Rd.. The trail proceeds at that point under the management of the St. Margarets Bay Area […]

Bay of Islands

Urban escapees & getaway artists. Come to Bay of Islands region. Walk in the forest & immerse yourself in nature. Breathe in the scent of spruce and pine and the salty sea air. Hike our wilderness trails. Kayak the offshore islands. Canoe the lakes and rivers. Camp under the stars or cosy up by the […]

Sir Sandford Fleming Park

Sir Sandford Fleming Park is a 95-acre (38 ha) Canadian urban park located in the community of Jollimore in Halifax Regional Municipality. It is also known as Dingle Park which means wooded valley. The park was donated to the people of Halifax by Sir Sandford Fleming. The centrepiece of the park is an impressive tower […]