Behind The Scenes With The Backseat Barkers

What a perfect weekend to combine work and play and have fun in the sun. The Talent Hounds crew was on location May 28th-29th at Toronto’s Woodbine Park for Woofstock, then at the Fairmont Royal York, filming our comedy series Backseat Barkers.

Behind the scenes with the Backseat Barkers

Backseat Barkers Episode One

In  this episode of our award-nominated series, mom, dad and the step-fur-kids visit Toronto. While Hugh attends a dentistry conference, Jess, Fishstick the Pug and Lottie the Border Collie check out Woofstock and enjoy the suite life at their luxury hotel: the Fairmount Royal York.

Fishstick over the shoulder pose

Fishstick, our star rescue pug, enjoyed flirting with some of our pug blogger friends like Miss Edie the Pug and Tuesday the Pug at the PugALug Pug Rescue booth.

Tuesday the Pug, Edie the Pug, Fishstick and Louie at woofstock

We are pretty sure he was inviting all the pretty girls back to his gorgeous room at the Hotel. He missed his crush, the very fashionable Iggy Joey.

Edie and Fishstick pose

Fishstick and greyhound

After some socializing, Fishstick headed straight to the Bullwrinkles booth and settled in beside it to wait for treats.  He enjoyed Celebrity treatment all day. Tanya from Bullwrinkles was kind enough to give us a massive bone and some liver treats.

Fishstick guards his bone

Fishstick and his Bullwrinkles

“Jess” spoke with Tanya about their line of healthy delicious dog treats and chews.

Tanya and Sophie chat Bullwrinkles at Woofstock

Doesn’t Fishstick look dapper in his Handmade In The Hammer Canada bow-tie? Kilo the Pug has the same one and we gave one to Doug the Pug.

Fishstick in Handmade In The Hammer Bow-Tie

We couldn’t resist snapping a photo of Lottie hugging her real life brother Grizzly at the booth.

Lottie and Grizzly hug

It was a historic moment for Fishstick when he got to meet his idol, the king of Pop Culture, Doug the Pug. The line up to get your own selfie was incredible.

Don’t miss the exclusive behind the scenes interview with Doug HERE


Lottie cheered Fishstick on as he competed in the Pug Races, a popular event at Woofstock.

Lottie cheers on Fishstick at Pug races

Lottie and her trainer, Taylor showed off her amazing tricks for our camera.

Lottie posing

She was a pro at the Dog Lovers Days Lure Course!
Lottie at Lure Corse

Lottie and Fishstick even walked the red carpet for the Costume Contest.

Fishstick, Sophie and Lottie walk the red carpet

Lottie in the costume contest How funny is Fishstick’s Donald Trump wig?

Fishstick dressed as Donal Trump

We were happy to run into our pal Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund and watch his #nobiteisright presentation with Dr Clayton Greenway of NewsTalk 1010 and West Hill Animal Clinic. We certainly didn’t want to pick up any disgusting ticks filming in the park.

Crusoe and owner at woofstock

Fishstick and Crusoe the celebrity dachshund at Woofstock

What a handsome pair- Crusoe and Fishstick

Lottie sits pretty for Crusoe

Two supermodels – Lottie and Crusoe

 Read: Cool Behind the Scenes with Crusoe The Celebrity Dachshund to learn more.

No Bite Is Right at woofstockOur last stop for filming was at the Fairmount Royal York Hotel downtown. What a beautiful place, and so nice to put our feet up in the aircon on the super comfy beds after our long day in the sun.

Sophie at the Fairmount Royal York hotel

Fishstick’s Rescue to Royalty Story and celebrity treatment continued. Thanks to the hotel for supplying Fishstick with his very own robe and gift basket- Lottie was not impressed.

Read: Backseat Barkers Visit The Pet-Friendly Fairmont Royal York Hotel & Woofstock.

Fiststick in robe

Sophie and Fishstick cuddle

Were You At Woofstock? Share your photos and stories from the weekend’s events!

Visiting Toronto? Check out the Fairmont Royal York.

Disclosure: We were not compensated by the hotel but we did receive the use of the room for filming. Our opinions are our own and we absolutely loved it.

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