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Group Dog Training Classes

Uptown Pup group classes are developed by our Karen Pryor certified trainers, and meet weekly (unless otherwise noted) from 7-8pm in our facility. Fee is $175 unless otherwise noted.

Please note: Group classes may not be appropriate for dogs with behavioral issues, such as reactivity, aggression, or separation anxiety. If you aren’t sure if group class is right for you, feel free to contact our trainers at training@uptownpupindy.com or 317-749-0728.

Cancellation of group classes is refundable 100% of enrollment fee if cancelled 14 days or more prior to the start of the first class, and 40% less than 14 days prior to the start of the first class. There are no refunds after the first class has commenced.

To enroll, or to sign up for waitlists for full classes,
call our Front Desk during business hours at 317-757-8509 and select Option 3.

Puppy Start Right

This course begins your journey to a great canine companion through puppy socialization & the foundations of positive training. You’ll learn base behaviors like eye-contact and focus, re-call, sit, down, and more. In addition, we teach puppy communication and uncover the ways your dog communicates with you. For dogs 6 months and under.

Vaccination Requirements: Uptown Pup requests that puppies adhere to the vaccination schedule as recommended and outlined by your veterinarian. As long as your puppy is up to date on the vaccination schedule outlined by your vet, you are eligible for Puppy Start Right.

Wednesday April 24th -May 15th

More classes to be announced soon

Foundation Behaviors

Set up your dog for success with this sought-after course, which teaches eye-contact, focus, attention, re-call, loose-leash walking, sit, stay, down, and mat relaxation. A great way to bond with your dog, boost confidence, and create a common language between dog and owner. For dogs of all ages.

Thursdays April 25th-May 16th – 1 SPOT LEFT
Mondays April 29th-April 20th – 2 SPOTS LEFT


Help your dog listen to you in every environment with this course, which adds the 3 D’s — Distance, Duration, and Distraction — and strengthens a dog’s skills in leash walking, focus, re-call, relaxation work, and more. For graduates of Foundation Behaviors or dogs already fluent in basic cues.

Summer Dates to Be Announced Soon


For dogs who’ve completed Intermediate and want to apply everything you’ve learned to real-world situations. This class includes 3 field trips to dog-friendly locations in Broad Ripple, which help dogs learn and hone skills in distracting environments.

This class is based on demand and requires the completion of our intermediate class. If you are interested in this class, email our training department at training@uptownpupindy.com

New Non-Linear Therapy Dog Prep Class

We have a brand new class format designed to help with therapy dog prep! What is a non-linear class? Every other Monday starting on March 18th, we will host a class with each individuals specific goals in mind! You can communicate to our certified trainers what you would like to focus on, and we will be prepared to help you with those goals. There is no long term commitment, no class minimums, and no limit to the number of classes you can take. Each class is $50 and once you have come to your first class you will be able to schedule any of the class nights on your own that has available space. If you are interested or have questions, you can email our training department at training@uptownpupindy.com

Upcoming Class Dates

Monday April 29th, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Monday May 13th, 5:30pm-6:30pm
No Class on Memorial Day

Note: This class does not offer a therapy dog certification and makes no guarantee that you will be able to be a part of a therapy dog group or organization, but will help you decide if you and your dog are a good fit for therapy dog work, and work towards goals that will assist in therapy dog programs. This class is not a good fit for behavioral modification issues including but not limited to aggressive behavior, separation anxiety, or reactivity. If you are experiencing these types of issues, our trainers will still be happy to assist you with more appropriate service options for those training goals.