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Meet Our Dog Trainers

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

Jimmy Maxwell, KPA-CTP

Jimmy Maxwell, dog training manager at Uptown Pup

Jimmy began his life as a dog trainer 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 working with youth, 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, a charter member of Hoosier State Search and Rescue, and leads our dog training program as Training Manager. He lives in Speedway with his wife Kelli and their pups Lambeau and Copper.

Brooke Neace

Brooke started working with dogs in 2016, when she found her passion for positive-reinforcement training. She now works primarily with Uptown Pup’s Day School students and teaches group classes. Her long-term goals are to work with and train service dogs. She is the proud mom of Rottweiler mix Koda and Husky mix Shoo, but also dreams of owning a corgi because of their big personalities.

Anna Dehnke, KPA-CTP

Anna Dehnke, dog trainer at Uptown Pup

When you hear Anna say she’s always loved dogs, believe it! All in all, she’s rescued/fostered 300+ dogs with her family. She is a founding member of Hoosier State Search and Rescue where she and her pride and joy, Rowan, work hard in tracking and trailing. Anna earned her CPT through the Karen Pryor Academy. When she’s not a dog trainer, you’ll find her hiking, mastering triathlons, and enjoying the outdoors.

Katie Genier, KPA-CTP

Katie Grenier, assistant dog training manager at Uptown Pup

Katie is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy. 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.

Lambeau Maxwell
KPA Grad Dog

Lambeau, dog training assistant and KPA grad dog

He’s one of the hardest-working and cutest dog trainers in Indianapolis. 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 has fun enjoying his retirement from search and rescue, eating, sleeping, chasing tennis balls, and wrestling with his younger brother, Copper.

UPDATE: On April 23rd, 2021, Lambeau crossed the rainbow bridge after a hard fight with cancer. He will always be remembered and held in highest regards as the ripple maker that set Uptown Pup’s training program into motion.
He was a great pet, a better friend, a thoughtful teacher, and a selfless servant.

Free Dog Lambeau

April 23rd, 2010 – April 23rd, 2021

Dog Training Documents

Dog Requirements

  • Dog 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.