Happy Pups. Happy People. Happy Planet.

2019

Choosing a Breeder

By Katie Spruill KPA-CTP If you are like me, finding a new furry family member is one thing that gets me very excited. When I picked out Havoc, the most recent addition to my family, my head was in the clouds. I was thinking about puppy breath, names, and the ideal qualities of my new […]

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Live It Well

By Jimmy Maxwell Last Wednesday morning Uptown Pup lost a beloved coworker and friend in Becky Miller. If it’s okay with you I would like to put dog training aside this week Our staff was given the news last Wednesday of Becky’s passing. Though she had been sick and undergoing cancer treatments for a while, […]

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Puppy Socialization

By Katie Spruill KPA-CTP From seven weeks to four months of age puppies go through what is called a critical or socialization period. Like children, puppies are sponges, taking in everything that they can, so they can determine what is safe and what isn’t. If you’re a puppy parent, the most important thing you can […]

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Raising Teenagers (part 2)

by Jimmy Maxwell KPA-CTP 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 […]

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Raising Teenagers

By Jimmy Maxwell KPA-CTP When humans are five 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 […]

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