About us2019-01-23T14:24:05+00:00

We know you wouldn’t trust your dog to just anyone (nor would we), so we’d like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves. We’re a small, family-like business, so we’ll quickly become familiar faces to you and your dog.

Jamie

Uptown Dogs’ founder Jamie has a passion for puppies. He can still remember the sense of helplessness he felt when he got his first dog in 1990 (a working Belgian Shepherd) and credits this with setting him off on the path to becoming a dog trainer. In 1997, Jamie started walking dogs and very quickly a referral-based business emerged. Within 10 years, he was a qualified dog trainer and he’s since studied at most puppy training centres in the UK. He’s completed the Lincoln University Life Skills for Puppies course and all of the UK’s APDT advanced dog training courses, topping this up with regular CPD (Continuing Professional Development) even training chickens and tortoise for fun. Jamie’s also very proud to be a trustee for StreetVet, a non-profit animal welfare organisation that provides free veterinary treatment for the dogs of the homeless. He’s hoping to influence social policy and change the ‘no dogs’ culture adopted by the majority of UK hostels by implementing temperament testing and health and safety protocols.

Karina

If we hadn’t met her parents, we’d have assumed that Karina was raised by a pack of wild dogs. As well as being an outstanding dog handler and assistant trainer, she’s also been showing her own dogs at a professional level since the age of 7 (her numerous successes having put many an adult’s nose out of joint in the ring). She’s currently saving up for a bigger home in which to house her ever-growing collection of trophies and keeps us all on our toes with her boundless enthusiasm for all things ‘dog’. A force of nature, Karina can often be seen outrunning most of the dogs in her care, whatever the weather. We feel sure that you – and, most importantly, your dog – will love her just as much as we do.

Liudmila

In 1991, Liudmila acquired her first dog – a working German Shepard. After 4 years of recreational training, she was invited to study dog training with the Police. Shortly after, Liudmila began breeding German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois for the police, which led to breeding for diplomatic services in several countries. She also began the first and only European association for American Staffordshire Bull Terriers, establishing a breed standard for temperament, along with health and welfare standards across Europe. Her personal dog interests are pet dog breeding, agility, IPO (a three-part sport that includes tracking, obedience and protection), basic competition training, scent work and, of course, puppies! Liudmila also shows dogs all over the world and has much success in that arena. She’s responsible for integrating new dogs into the Uptown Dogs family and heads up our Find Me a Puppy service.

Let’s meet

We’d love to meet you and your dog, shake paws and discuss your needs. Whether it’s dog walking services, puppy training or anything in between, meeting up helps us figure out how we can take care of your dog best. Drop us your email address and we’ll be in touch.