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Bark Park Play Group

We had a great time at our first play group at Hamilton Bark Park. Here is a picture of Luigi and Pebbles enjoying a tasty treat. They were joined by Zeus, Abby and Brutus. Zeus won the social butterfly award and Abby amused us by plopping right in the middle of a mud puddle. Thankfully, Read More

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Thank You For Your Service

This Memorial Day, PhDog Obedience and Hound Dog Blog want to thank all the men, women and canines serving to keep us free. A special thank you to my father who served in the Korean War and my son who is currently serving in the Army as a combat medic.   Share This:

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Sit! Sit! SIT!

There is a behavior that the many humans demonstrate when meeting an unfamiliar dog or puppy: they will tell the dog to “Sit! Sit! SIT!” Even without any evidence whatsoever that the dog understands the word, people will repeat it again and again, and say it louder and more emphatically, seemingly certain that the dog Read More

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Are Cicadas A Danger To Dogs?

Roughly a billion cicadas will soon take over parts of Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York, filling the air with their mating call. Brood V cicadas, just one of type of 17-year cicada, have already made their debut in Ohio. While Ohio will see cicadas in 2017, other states may have a Read More