NSK9 Episode Guide

Only twenty-five percent of the world’s domesticated dogs live as pets and working dogs. The rest live as feral animals. Yet scientists have found the most widespread bonding between humans and another species, anywhere in the world, or in history, is with dogs. Over four seasons, running until 2022, NSK9 explored the relationship we have with our furry best friends, from their health, to their food, to their lives as working dogs, and to their lives as pets. From more serious subjects, such as how dogs are helping patients cope with PTSD and other mental health conditions, to how people cope with the loss of a pet.

The first season started airing on January 20th, 2019. Each of the four seasons includes13 episodes. It is now available across Canada On Demand. Season 4 wrapped in spring 2022.

NSK9 was produced and owned by Winterlight Productions Limited (you can visit their official page by clicking on the link) and is made in association with Eastlink Community TV. It is produced with the assistance of the Government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Film & Television Production Incentive Fund.


Episode 0201

Dogs of Instagram

Everyone seems to want to be Insta-famous these days. Including some Nova Scotia dogs. NSK9 finds out what it takes to be a dog of Instagram.

Episode 0202

Upward Dog

Injury rehabilitation and prevention is common for human athletes. NSK9 visits Upward Dog, to learn more about rehabilitation in dogs.

Episode 0203

Dog Friendly

Want to take your dog with you when you go shopping? When this Ontario woman moved to Cape Breton to start a business she did and so she started a website to let people know what businesses are dog friendly in CBRM.

Episode 0204


Its fast and its for any breed. Agility is a sport which is competed in internationally and is a popular pastime in Nova Scotia.

Episode 0205

Dog Art

From photographs to paintings NSK9 finds out about the way people are remembering their pets as they grow older.

Episode 0206

Hunting Dogs

Taking a dog hunting is about more than a companion. These are highly trained dogs with specific skills for different types of hunting.

Episode 0207


Sometimes we have to give up our dogs when we can’t care for them. Sometimes people pass away and dogs are orphaned. Elderdog works to find homes for older dogs so they can enjoy their years in loving comfort.

Episode 0208


Winter isn’t always fun, but one sure way to make it fun is to take your dogs mushing. Whether on skis, sled, or bike, dog mushing is something for all ages and many breeds.

Episode 0209

Service Dogs

A service dog is more than just a pet, it’s a trusted companion.

Episode 0210

Playful Paws

Bad dog? Not here. This daycare has a specialty – taking in dogs that are often refused elsewhere due to behaviour issues.

Episode 0211

Police Dogs

NSK9 goes inside the Halifax K9 unit and finds out what it takes to train police dogs, as well as what home life is like when these canines are off duty.

Episode 0212

Hicks’ Heart

Hicks wasn’t supposed to live. But a live saving surgery at the PEI vet college saved this dog’s life. Seven years later Hicks returns to PEI for his annual checkup and some ice cream.

Episode 0213

Water Dogs

Teaching dogs to swim? How about jumping off a wharf? It’s all fun and games when it comes to water dogs.