Resources and Blog

Here you will find additional resources by Urban Uplander, such as information regarding dogs, training, and more!

Dog Training 101

Free training resourse brought to you by Orvis and Urban Uplander!

The secret to training your dog? Good communication, consistency, and trust. From the basics to field training, laying the foundation for success is about more than just obedience—it bonds us and our dogs for life.

In this video series, Melinda shares her best advice and training methods to help you and your dog achieve this balance and work together as a team.

Published Articles and Appearances as an Orvis Ambassador

Motivators and Reinforcement

Training your dog at home is a wonderful bonding experience—especially if you are willing to be consistent and put in the work—but there are a few nuances about dog behavior and learning theory you need to understand in order to work with your dog efficiently and effectively...

Dog-Training Tips: Motivators and Reinforcement

Orvis Fall Live Events

Join Melinda Benbow, owner of Urban Uplander Pet Care and Midwest Retail Store District Manager Ben Harris as they discuss basics of dog care and training. ..

Event List

Orvis Live with Urban Uplander

How a Dog Crate Helps with Potty Training and More

When left out on their own, puppies can get in a lot of trouble. These unsupervised moments allow the puppy to chew on clothing and furniture or to have an accident inside...

Crate Training Article Here

5 Tips for Becoming a Better Dog Walker

Walking your dog offers several benefits: It provides physical and mental stimulation, gives your dog chances to socialize, and provides many training opportunities...

Dog Walking Article Here

Feature in Broad Ripple Magazine 

Our pets are like family, and no one understands that more than the team at Urban Uplander Pet Care. Owner Melinda Benbow has a strong love and passion for the furry friends of the Broad Ripple area...

Broad Ripple Magazine Article Here

Bird Dog Babe Podcast

Melinda Benbow, the owner of Urban Uplander Pet Care in indianapolis joins us to discuss training bird dogs in the city, and how force free training approach has worked for her…

Podcast Audio Here

Urban Uplander Pet Care Blog Articles