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About Us

Hi Folks! We are Ryan and Michelle Kropog, the husband and wife team behind Southern Hound Playground. Our love for animals, especially dogs, has been life long, but in 2014 we found a calling that fit our passion. We began to foster shelter dogs and give them the training and love they needed before they went to their forever homes. In 2017 we decided to open our services to the public and have been boarding and training dogs ever since. We love what we do and know we can provide a loving home away from home for your furry friend or improve your bond through our two week training program. Thanks for checking us out and we look forward to hearing from you soon. 

“Very pleased with the results after completing our training. My 1.5 year old husky has made so much progress in such a short time! I absolutely loved the one on one classes. My dog didn’t have to feel nervous or distracted by group classes and Ryan was able to educate me on training and answer all of my questions. We now enjoy our walks with pleasure and no leash pulling or frustrations!"  ​

-Ollie J.


"Ryan and Michelle were so loving to our pup that we were able to take a worry-free vacation."

-Courtney B.

"I don’t know where to begin with the changes I see in Buddy! He is completely changed for the better after your training, and for that I say thank you He is so much calmer. He is better at listening and the commands are really starting to stick! I would highly recommend Ryan and Michelle to anyone with troublesome pups. They are kind people and great with dogs." 

-Kelee M.


"A great place to board your dog, they are true animal lovers. Your pet gets much better care compared to typical boarding."

-Joe B.

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