Conrad's Beach in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia is Off-Leash Dog Friendly

The Dog Days of Summer at Conrad’s Beach

Beach days. With dogs. I really can’t imagine anything better.

Admittedly, taking a dog to the beach can be tough. There’s a lot going on. If it’s a beach day, the weather is probably hot. And if you’re going to a saltwater beach, you’ll need to lug lots of drinking water with you, for you and your pooch. But with the right dog, the right beach, and the right attitude, beach days with dogs can be heaven.  Continue reading

Cole Harbour Commons off-leash / fetch / dog-friendly?

Soaking Up Summer at the Cole Harbour Commons

In honour of the long weekend, we’re celebrating this #FetchFriday a day early.

Glorious, wonderful summer has arrived in the HRM. Which means the winter off-leash sports fields are back to their regular status, i.e. no dogs allowed until November 1st. But we can’t complain. Nothing says summer quite like hordes of running, yelling (and adorable) kids in soccer jerseys and softball uniforms.  Continue reading

DogRunnin at Cole Harbour/Lawrencetown Coastal Heritage Park

Do you have a long list of things you’ve “always wanted to try”? I think most of us have that list, whether it’s written down or not. The things we think we’d like to do, but we can’t seem to get around to trying. Something keeps holding us back. Work is too busy, it’s not the right time, we don’t have the right gear or the right outfit… Or maybe we’re just holding ourselves back.

There’s no question that stepping outside of the comfort zone can be… well, uncomfortable. But this week, it was time. I finally took the plunge. I did canicross!  Continue reading