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Do Dogs Grieve?

By Jimmy Maxwell KPA-CTP As a facility that offers almost any service you may need for your dog, we get to know a lot of people with a lot of dogs. As with any industry in which you are taking care of other living things, we get to know these dogs, and their people. Unfortunately, […]

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What’s the Difference Between Punishment and Reinforcement?

By Jimmy Maxwell KPA-CTP There are a lot of terms out there that separate different training styles and philosophies. One of the first things that separate the training world are punishment and reinforcement. And at face value, we think we know exactly what these things mean. We often associate reinforcement with rewarding good things, and […]

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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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