Norwood Estate Dog Park

Nature of Park: Fenced off leash dog park

Open to Public

Location: 1009 Edgecliff Terrace, Austin, TX 78704

Enrichment: Wooded/Grasses area

Areas: Two areas: Large and small dog

Surface: Dirt, gravel, grass

Human Comfort: a few lawn chairs


TheOKdog’s Rating:  3 out of 5 Paws

Blue Springs Dog Park

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Nature of Park: Fenced off leash park

Open to Public

Location: Blue Springs MO, easy parking right next to park

Enrichment: Agility equipment, water for swimming and wooded area, the triple threat!

Areas: No small dog area, but pond area is fenced off incase you don’t want your pup to get dirty.

Surfaces: sand, dirt, grass, mulch

Human comfort: lots of shade trees, a few benches in the agility area

TheOKDog’s Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Paws

Favorite Facebook Group


Facebook has some great dog groups!

In this post I’m going to share some of my favorite groups!





  1. One of my absolute favorite groups is called DOG SNOBS CHAT

You have to fill out a questionnaire to join and thick skin.  Members are abrasive so you have to be careful what you say b/c you will get truth from others.  You will learn a lot tho!


2. Guess the Dog Breed
This group is pretty cool, you learn about new dog breeds and if you have a mix breed you can post a picture and get all kinds of ideas what your pup is!


3. Canine Questions, Advice and Venting
I enjoy reading the advice that come from different people!


4.  Canine Conditioning and Body Awareness
In this group I’ve learned lots of cool ideas for helping Koda and Ossian become more body aware, and help strengthen both their body and mind.


Check out some of these groups if your interested in:


Dog Training?

  • Dog Training Advice and Support
  • Modern Dog Training and Behavior
  • Dog Training 101: Community Forum


Raw Diet for Dogs?

  • K9Nutrition
  • The Raw Feeding Community


Are you in any dog facebook groups???

When your cat thinks it a dog

Syra our youngest cat believes she is a dog.  She grew up with both dogs, two other cats and two bunnies, but she has decided to be a dog…. maybe she is having an identity crisis. 

When she takes a nap….it has to be next to someone…most of the time one of the pups



And when the pups go outside she goes running with them.

She drinks with them


It doesn’t even bother her that she get slobber on her head.

She comes when called…yeah we didn’t train that….it kind of just happened.

And the big kicker….no matter how hard we try….no matter how many times we move the food….
She continues to eat the dog’s food


Syra is a dog


Dog Wood Park Dog Park


7407 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256







Type of Park: Membership Dog Park

Surface Area: 25 Acres-Grass & Dirt

Stimulating Activities: Pond, wooded area, agility, tires and tunnels

Cooling: pond give plenty of water to drink, a few water fountains inside the park, large wooded area, and lots of trees

Separate Areas: Yes- Large and Small areas, plus agility area and wooded area

Greenage: waste bag and trash stations throughout park

Human Comfort: a few lawn chairs and a couple of picnic tables.  Not lot of seating considering the park is so huge; you’d lose sight of your dog if sitting too long.  Bathrooms inside admission trailer outside of dog park.

Location:  Jacksonville, FL

Maintenance: Members can use the park 6am-10pm, Visitors can enter when Office is open M-F 10am-4pm S/s 9am-5pm

Membership: Yes, The price for visitor admission is $11 for the first dog and $1.25 for each additional dog.  Park membership starts at $35 per month or $289 for an annual membership.  Rabies vaccination proof required.

Dog Wood Parks website is pretty awesome check it out HERE

TheOKdogs Rating: 5 paws out of 5


Pet Friendly Cabins: Fauna Lodge

imageEvery Christmas we like to spend some time just us.  Me, Mom, Dad and Koda.

The last three years we’ve traveled to Ellijay, GA and stayed at different Pet Friendly Cabins.   This year we stayed at Fauna Lodge, one of the many pet friendly cabins Sliding Rock Cabin Rentals rents.





  • Covered Hot Tub
  • Outside Fire-pit
  • Fenced in dog yard
  • Fenced in deck
  • Leather Couches with plenty of seats
  • Fireplace
  • Big TVs with Cable and Netflix
  • Comfy King Size Bed



  • Fenced in dog yard-not attached to deck (must leash or trust dog fully to get to the dog yard)
  • Construction Next Door


See the Virtual Tour Here

Plan your next trip

New Website! Pet Video Verify dot com!

I have to say when I first heard about  I was a bit confused…a video verification for lost pets?  Sounds interesting but both our pups have microchips!  But after checking the site and reading more about it, it made me super excited for the website’s future.  It is still a fairly new website and still getting followers but it is something I know we will be using in the future!  And I hope you will too!

How about the details:

Pet Video Verify – Pet Microchip Alternative

Pet Video Verify’s software is video identification for your pet!

Today lost and found pets are a big issue. Many pet owners have high anxiety that their pet is going to get lost. They should be worried, the statistics are that many pets do get lost, it is estimated that 1 in 3 pets will get lost sometime time in their lifetime. If you don’t act quickly and have systems in place, you may never see the pet again. Pet Video Verify is developing applications that help you put systems in place that help manage your pets better with this website.

Pet Video Verify pet video identification system is a patent pending system. This video identification system is trying to revolutionize how lost pets are found and returned to the owner. In the current version of the web application, the pet owner looks over the pet for special attributes and takes measurements, then they video the pet including the special attributes and measurements, you can see an example of a video identification by clicking here. When all these special attributes and measurements are put together, virtually any pet can be identified. A video of your pet is a lot better way to identify them because with a video you can get all parts of the pet’s body. In the future, we are going to include electronic measurements of the pet in the video!

Pet Video Verify has integrated another application into its software and it is the ability to store pet medical records online by visiting here. When you have access to your pet medical records online, you can access the medical records anytime you need them from any device that is connected to the Internet. Keeping your pet’s medical records online also help veterinarians because if your pet gets lost and ends up at the vet, the vet may not know the identity of your pet. The vet can use the video identification to identify your pet and also pull your pet’s medical records! Very helpful and can save your pet’s life!

Pet Video Verify has an application where pet owners can sell their used pet items to other pet owners. Pet owners search the Internet looking for pet items. Many would prefer pet items that have already been used and that the owner needs to get rid of, which can be found here. They can search Pet Video Verify for these items and contact the owner to purchase those items.

Pet Video Verify also receives pet coupons from major retailers at their site. We receive the coupons or deals from big retailers such as PetSmart! We push the coupons and deals directly to our users helping them find deals on new items that they need for their pet! We are getting new advertisers all the time so we receive lots of good coupons and deals!

Pet Video Verify also has a pet supply store for when you want new pet items instead

of used ones! We are updating these new pet items all the time. Check out these items by clicking here!

You can also post your cute pet pictures for everyone to see on our website. People love cute pet pictures because they bring joy to their life. Pet owners love posting them because they are proud of their pet and they want them to bring joy to other people. Also, look at funny pet videos by clicking here!

Tell us what you think!

Information provided from @petvideoverify twitter account!

Characteristics of a Dog Park


One of our favorite things to do is travel to different states and dog parks. So far we’ve visited over 250 dog parks!  We have learned so much about what a great dog park looks like, we have a TOP 20 LIST based on how we rate the Characteristics of a Dog Park 


Characteristics of a Dog Park

using the NO LEASH acronym



Nature of Park– Type of Park, On leash/off leash area, fenced or not fenced
Open to– Public or Fee/Private
Location of– Address, parking ease, ability to get in and out, ease to fine
Enrichment-Agility equipment, water for swimming, wooded area
Areas-large/small, acreage
Surfaces– Type of surface- sand, turf, grass, dirt, pebbles
Human Comfort- bathrooms, seating area, shade



Check out all the dog parks we’ve visited by checking out
The OK Dog’s Ultimate Dog Park List

On the Road (Road Trip Essentials)

Early Friday morning Mom and Dad woke us up…well they didn’t really wake us up, we were already excited and knew that from the bags that had been packed for a week we were in for a treat!!

We jumped in the car, with quite a few suitcases and headed off!

Here are some funny moments from our many hours in the car!

Total Hours in Car:  80ish hours!

Cities we visited:

Atlanta, Gainesville, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Fort Myer, Miami,

Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Savannah, Charleston, Greenville, Smoky Mountains.

wpid-img_20150703_152012We are thankful for Mom’s new car 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe

We love that is has dual air vents, folding back seats and storage area.

Here is our list of must haves when going on a long doggy road trip!


Portable Auto Fan-great for hot days when you need to cool down from running at the park!

wpid-img_20150619_1046091Pet Barrier-so your parents and eat in front of you and you can’t get it!


No Spill Water Bowl– So you can drink anytime ya want!   We LOVE our Buddy Bowl!

& of course




When I grow up….


I wanna be a sled dog!