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Raising Teenagers (part 2)

When I was a kid I really loved school, well, until about the 5th Grade, when I learned that the letter D was used for more than just spelling words. I learned that sometimes adults used that letter to show you that you were a short jump from being a huge embarrassing Failure, and being […]

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Potty Training 101

by Kathryn Spruill As a dog trainer that specializes in puppy care, I often get asked what the most important thing is to teach a puppy? While I love these questions, I often find that people are a bit disappointed by my answer. Most people want to teach their puppy new tricks like sit, down, […]

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Raising Teenagers

When humans are 5 years old, we begin to learn the basics of dealing with other humans, reacting to social situations, and surviving in the world. Most of us continue honing these skills at varying speeds and success rates for the next 12 years. Some of us opt to be gluttons for punishment and continue […]

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Lessons Learned…

Just recently I was at a local little league baseball park, doing scent work with my dog in a nearby wood line and I had noticed that there was a dad and his son setting up some cones in an outfield. They had brought out a large measuring tape and measured a particular distance and […]


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The First Training Blog

Hello readers! Welcome to the first edition of the UP Dog Blog, where you’ll find advice about dog training, health, wellness, and other canine-centered topics. Whether you’re an Uptown client, love learning about dogs, or stumbled here by accident, we hope enjoy this page and use it as a way to enrich the life of […]

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