About Trails and Tails

Trails and Tails is Owen Sound's premier outdoor adventure company for dogs!

 

We provide professional pet care services specializing in year-round, GPS-tracked, Nature Hikes for dogs, on 100 acres of private paradise.  

Group Hike outings are a total of 2-3 hours in length, include pick up and drop off from your home.

 

 

Trails and Tails is accredited by, and a member in good standing with Professional Dog Walkers Canada. Members adhere to a strict set of guidelines and abide by a professional code of conduct and ethics.  We are licensed, bonded and fully insured.

 

Owner/operator Michelle McDonald is certified in Pet CPR and First Aid and has 17 years of animal care experience in the veterinary, pet food, and pet services industries.  Michelle has been pet sitting and dog walking for over 12 years.

Michelle is a member of:

  • Grey Bruce Kennel and Obedience Cub

  • Canadian Kennel Club

  • Agility Association of Canada

  • Rat Terrier Club of Canada.

"My relationship with my Doberman Elias, was the foundation upon which Trails and Tails was built.  My passion and goal, is to help other people's dogs enjoy the fun experiences and adventures that were always part of mine and Elias' everyday lives together.  I provide my client's dogs the opportunity to spend time in nature, run, explore, develop friendships with other dogs, and to therefore, live enriched, happy and healthy lives."

Agility Training

Agility Training

Agility Fun Match

Agility Fun Match

Agility Trial

Agility Trial

Elias awarded his Agility Dog of Canada tilte

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Michelle incorporates her dogs into as many aspects of her life as possible

Agility Trial

Agility Trial

Preparing to go into the ring to compete

Agility Fun Match

Agility Fun Match

Agility

Agility

Elias doing the weave poles

Michelle and Daisy the Flower pup

Michelle and Daisy the Flower pup

Many of Michelle's family and friends are also dog lovers

Agility Fun Match

Agility Fun Match

Elias doing the dog walk

Capable Canines

Capable Canines

After achieving his second agility title, Elias was honoured with his picture on the training arena "wall of fame".

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Edited Image 2015-6-30-16:49:51

Michelle is a caring and committed pet parent to her two dogs, Zephyr, a senior Miniature Dachshund, and Kevlar, a young Standard Rat Terrier.  Sadly, her beloved Doberman Elias passed away in November 2016.  Michelle and Elias trained and competed in the demanding and complex sport of Dog Agility.  Together they earned multiple ribbons and titles including "Agility Dog of Canada".

Michelle and her young up and comer Kevlar are now training for their agility career together, and Kevlar will be eligible to compete beginning January 2019.

Promoting responsible dog ownership is another passion of Michelle's.  She participates in training demonstrations with the Capable Canines Dog Training team, at local fund raisers and events, such as the annual "Best Friends Walk for Heart and Stroke".  

Pet CPR & First Aid Certified 
owen sound dog walker / pet sitting owen sound
Bonded and Insured

Every dog that walks with us has their very own profile on our Doggy Logs GPS walk tracker.  Post walk updates include the start time, duration and distance of your dog's outing, as well as a map of our route.  You will get to see which of your dog's friends shared in their adventure, receive photos of your pup, and more!

When your dog hikes with Trails and Tails, you receive notification by email or text after each of their outdoor adventures!

Owen Sound's Outdoor Adventure Company for Dogs

Trails and Tails

 

Michelle McDonald

226-668-8090

trailsandtailsOS@hotmail.com

 

Serving Owen Sound, Ontario

Trails and Tails

 

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Owen Sound, Ontario