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Private Dog Training Lessons

Private dog training session at Uptown Pup

Our Goals

Private dog training lessons with our KPA-CPT Certified trainers are customized, convenient, and focused. We’re located in Indianapolis but serve surrounding counties, so sessions can take place in a location ideal for you, with a customized plan to achieve your goals.

  • If needed, initial zoom consultations are free, in-home private consults are $15.
  • Based on the consult, you and your trainer devise a plan of action.
  • Video sessions are $60/hour, voice-only sessions are $15/30-min or $60/hr. In-person sessions are $125/hr
  • Your trainer teaches you and your dog the skills to reach your goals.
  • Private lessons are often ideal for complex behavioral issues. 
  • Trainers customize plans for between your sessions, as repetition/consistency are critical to success.

Our Trainers

Jimmy Maxwell, dog training manager

Jimmy Maxwell, Training Manager
Jimmy began training dogs in 2010, when he and his lab Lambeau became a search-and-rescue team. He quickly learned the power of positive dog training, and used those skills to train service dogs throughout the country. Nine years in youth ministry gave Jimmy a heart for people and dogs. Through training, he unites those passions to help humans and dogs communicate and learn from each other. Jimmy is a graduate of Karen Pryor Academy, and founder of Hoosier State Search & Rescue. He lives in Speedway with his wife Kelli and labs Lambeau & Copper.

Anna Dehnke, dog trainer

Anna Dehnke
When Anna says she’s been around dogs her entire life, believe it! All in all, she’s helped rescue and foster 300+ dogs with her family. Her pride and joy, Rowan, is a bloodhound and trailing dog for Hoosier State Search & Rescue. And she’s the proud owner of a Friesian/Thoroughbred. Her passion for helping people find behavioral solutions led Anna to her Karen Pryor Academy certification. She’s gifted at dog training, not to mention stellar at hiking, triathlons, and enjoying the outdoors!

Katie Grenier, assistant training manager

Katie Grenier, KPA-CTP, Assistant Training Manager
Katie is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy, and earned her CTP designation from the Certification Council For Professional Dog Trainers. She has an innate gift for understanding dog psychology, thus making her an exceptional and sought-after trainer. Her knack for positive-reinforcement extends to humans as well … Our staff considers her a ray of sunshine for dogs and humans alike! She’s the proud owner of Havoc the Aussie and Gypsy the Husky, and her goal is to empty animal shelters everywhere.


See our FAQ Page for details on Indianapolis private dog training lessons and other programs. Or contact us at training@uptownpupindy.com.