About Dog Gone Problems

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Welcome to Dog Gone Problems. We are a team of Dog Behaviorists and Dog and Puppy trainers who exclusively use positive reinforcement (+R) and Force Free (FF) methods when we teach or train dogs. We do not use shock collars, choke chains, pinch or prong collars as these tools cause pain and are unnecessary to train a dog.

We started out exclusively working as dog behaviorists who specialized in coming up with custom solutions to stop unwanted dog behavior problems. But due to overwhelming demand we have now expanded to also offer in home dog training and Omaha’s best puppy socialization classes.

For for 99% of our dog behavior clients, we only need one session to put a stop to your unwanted dog behavior problems (after rehabilitating thousands of dogs, we’ve only needed more than one session for less than 1% of our clients). We are able to achieve such quick and long lasting results because we show you all the things you may be doing that may confuse your dog or contribute to the problem, as well as how to fix it.

When it comes to Dog Behavior, we have seen and fixed it all; overexcitement, barking, jumping, fears, anxiety, leash aggression, dog aggression, human aggression, resource guarding, digging, lack of focus, chewing, runs away, door dashes, doesn’t listen, invades personal space, humping, mouthing, nipping, potty training, excited or submissive urination, separation anxiety, kennel training and counter surfing to name a few.

We can also train your dog for you or assist you in training it yourself. We offer in home dog training exclusively using positive reinforcement and modern training methods. Our most popular training requests are loose leash walking or teaching a dog to heel, training a dog to stay, dog obedience, teaching a dog to fetch, roll over, play dead, leave it, sit, lay down, sit up, stand and hand targeting. But if it can be done, we can teach or train your dog to do it.

After your dog behavior session, we will follow up with you by phone or email to make sure you are getting the results you want. After the session we remain available for you to call or email with any questions you may have.

We will also post a detailed write up of your dog behavior session that includes a roadmap for success along with videos that go through the techniques and exercises we will teach you. You can read any of these success stories by clicking the Session Write Ups link on our website.

You can find literally hundreds of client testimonials on our facebook page or the highlights on our website’s Testimonial link. Our clients always tell us we are the best dog trainer they have ever seen.

You can also read the weekly dog behavior column we write for newspapers by clicking on the Weekly Behavior Column link or check out our media coverage on our Press page.

If you are tired of rearranging your life because of your dog’s problems, we can help you. Just press the Request a Quote button and tell us about your situation. One of our dog behavior experts will give you a call to personally discuss how we can put a stop to your problems once and for all.

You can have a calm, balanced and well behaved dog tonight.


Remember, everything you do trains your dog. Only sometimes you mean it.


  • Connie
    says: August 10, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    I attended your workshop at Mulhall’s this past Saturday. I am happy to report the improvement in some unwanted behaviors after only a few days! My dog seems more eager and focused. He is better on walks and when I answer the door. Your techniques help me to communicate more clearly with him. Thank you!

  • says: August 11, 2015 at 1:31 AM

    So glad to hear that. Keep it up and it will get better. Just like anything else, practice makes perfect.

  • Marian DOOLEY
    says: October 14, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    I met David on a flight and hope i can get dog owners to take advantage of your services. Great web site.

  • says: February 23, 2016 at 6:11 AM

    WE NEED YOUR HELP! HI I work at an animal shelter in Blair Nebraska and recently we took in a 2 year old Lab/Mastiff mix that has very little social skills, knows very little human contact and has no clue what a command is. All he knows is living in a 10’x10′ kennel that was never cleaned and his dog house had a small heat lamp and it sat in 18 inches of feces. One problem is that he is SO STRONG with a mind of his own. PLEASE COME AND HELP US TRAIN HIM OR TRAIN US AT THE SHELTER TO BE BETTER EQUIPPED. He needs help from a professional. Blair Animal Shelter, 147 S 4th Street, Blair, NE 68008
    Robin Zanotto, Krystal Hilscher and Taryn Bruer

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