Happy Pups. Happy People. Happy Planet.

Meet Our Dog Trainers

All of our trainers are Certified Training Partners through the Karen Pryor Academy.

Jimmy Maxwell, KPA-CTP – Training Manager

Jimmy began training in 2010, when he and his lab Lambeau became a search-and-rescue team. He quickly learned the power of positive training, and used those skills in search-and-rescue & service-dog training throughout the country. With 9 years experience in youth ministry, Jimmy has a heart for dogs and people. He unites those passions by helping humans and dogs communicate and learn from each other. Jimmy is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy, and leads our training program as Training Manager. He lives in Speedway with his wife Kelli and their dogs Lambeau and Copper.

Katie Spruill, KPA-CTP

Katie is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy, and earned her CTP designation from the Certification Council For Professional Dog Trainers. With her gift for understanding canine psychology, Katie improves the life of every dog she trains. Her knack for positive-reinforcement extends to humans as well, so our staff knows her as the human equivalent of a ray of sunshine. She’s the proud owner of dogs Havoc and Gypsy, and her goal is to empty animal shelters everywhere.

Anna Dehnke, KPA-CTP

When you hear Anna say she’s always loved dogs, believe it! All in all, she’s rescued/fostered 300+ dogs with her family. Her pride and joy is Rowan, a bloodhound and trailing dog on Hoosier State Search and Rescue. She also has a 14-year-old Friesian/Thoroughbred. Anna earned her CPT through the Karen Pryor Academy. When she’s not training dogs, you’ll find her hiking, mastering triathlons, and enjoying the outdoors.

Lambeau Maxwell, KPA Grad Dog

You may see Lambeau around Uptown, accompanying our trainers, or helping fellow dogs with their reactivity and socialization. When Lambeau isn’t working here, he’s training to maintain his search-and-rescue certifications for Hoosier State Search and Rescue. With his owner and handler Jimmy, of course. In his free time, he enjoys eating, sleeping, and chasing tennis balls.

Dog Training Documents

Dog Requirements

  • Training clients must adhere to our Cancellation Policy.
  • Dogs must be current on their rabies, distemper/parvo combo, bordetella, and canine influenza vaccines. 
  • Puppies must have at least their second round of booster shots.
  • Fees for training services are nonrefundable, but transferable to alternate training options.