Omaha’s Best Puppy Socialization Class

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Want to make sure your puppy grows up into a calm and well behaved adult? Congrats, you’ve come to the right place. We have developed the best puppy socialization classes in Omaha. 100% Force Free, Positive Reinforcement based training.

Our one-hour, weekly classes are great for puppies of every size and breed. We have a large and small breed version of each class to make sure its a fun and positive experience for your new little buddy  Our small classes ensure you get plenty of one on one help from the instructor and the Dog Psychology and positive dog training methods we will show you will motivate your puppy WANT TO behave and WANT TO listen to you.

Our goal is to help socialize your new puppy, add in some basic obedience training and help you avoid most common puppy problems before they start. Don’t worry, our classes will still help if your puppy has already started doing things you don’t like.

For people who want to really get a jump start on puppy raising, we offer a Puppy Head Start program. Our Head Start program sends a puppy class instructor to your home before, or just as classes start. This allows us to give you a fully customized plan for success; sharing tips and secrets that make raising a puppy MUCH easier by starting off right from the jump.

If you have a puppy who is fearful around other puppies and dogs, we have a special Fearful Puppy Class that was created to help shy and fearful puppies build confidence and social skills.  If your puppy is scared, anxious or fearful around other pups, we recommend that class first. You can get more info on the fearful puppy class with this link.

Each one of our normal puppy classes starts with a lesson and tips to stop common puppy behavior problems like potty training, chewing, nipping, mouthing, jumping up, accidents, stealing, not listening, refusing to come when called, basic obedience, etc. After the lesson, we let the puppies play and socialize with one another. Play time makes up half of each class.

Early socialization is crucial in puppy development as a puppy learns more in an hour of play time than a week of formal training with humans. This socialization helps your puppy develop healthy (non aggressive) social skills, boosts their confidence and wears them out. We promise your puppy will be good and tired after each class.

Our three separate puppy classes are designed to be taken one after the other. All classes run four weeks and each class meets for one hour each week:

Puppy Kindergarden (Puppy 101) – Class size is limited to 7 puppies – $115

This class is for puppies 4 months of age or younger. This early developmental class is designed to help the puppies develop initial social skills, begin basic obedience training and start problem solving development.

  • Understand the Critical Socialization Period and how to set your puppy up for success.
  • Puppy potty training tips to stop accidents in the house.
  • How to teach your puppy to stop chewing
  • Stopping puppy mouthing and nipping.
  • Secrets that increase your puppy’s intelligence.
  • Tips to help your puppy develop good habits.
  • Teaching your puppy to drop things on command.
  • Basic training; sit, lay down, sit up, stand, etc.
  • A secret that allows you to train your pup each time you pet it.
  • Easy ways to calm your puppy down.

Puppy Elementary (Puppy 201) – Class size is limited to 7 puppies – $130

This class is for puppies around 4-7 months. We start introducing more advanced lessons and also share tips to stop many common puppy behavior problems along with a large dose of socialization / play time.

  • Positive kennel training / Positive crate training
  • Easy ways to stop a puppy from chewing everything in sight (especially during teething)
  • Tips to stop puppy from jumping on people.
  • Teaching your puppy manners so its polite when meeting new people.
  • Teaching your puppy to sit to ask for attention.
  • Secrets to developing a strong come or recall command.

Puppy High (Puppy 301) – Class size is limited to 7 puppies – $145

This advanced puppy class is designed for puppies around 5 months or older or who have already taken our Kindergarten and Elementary classes This class will help your puppy develop self control and respect for you as its leader.

Note: If your puppy has any of the problems detailed in the 201 class above, you may want to take that class before Puppy High. 

  • Teaching your puppy to leave things alone on command.
  • Different ways to call and reposition your puppy.
  • Developing your puppies focus.
  • Teaching your pup to pay attention on command.
  • Ways to reduce or eliminate stress in your puppy.
  • Tricks that will help your puppy develop more self control
  • Training your puppy to stay until released.

These three classes were designed as a full curriculum and are most effective when taken together but you can enroll in a single class too.

Some people repeat classes when their puppy shows it could use some additional socialization practice. This is a very wise move as building up a solid foundation of confidence sets your puppy up for success for the rest of its life.

Puppies enrolled in all three classes receive a $90 discount. 

Any special rates or promotional discounts apply to new sign ups only.

Classes are kept small and sign ups for new puppies are scheduled on a first come basis. Our classes usually sell out so don’t delay if you want to enroll your pup.

Here are the dates and times of our upcoming classes.

 

January 2020

Dogtopia – West Omaha
14485 West Center Road in Omaha – West of Oakview Mall, next to Shopko

  • 201-Puppy Elementary – for puppies under 20 pounds – Mon, January 6th  at 6:30 PM SOLD OUT 
  • 201-Puppy Elementary for puppies over 20 pounds – Mon,  January 6th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT 
  • 301Puppy High School – for puppies under 20 pounds – Tues January 7th at 6:30 PM1 spot left
  • 301Puppy High School –for puppies over 20 pounds– Tues January 7th  at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT 
  • 101Puppy Kindergartenfor puppies under 15 pounds – Weds January 8th at 6:30 PMSOLD OUT
  • 101Puppy Kindergartenfor puppies over 15 pounds– Weds January 8th at 7:45 PM.SOLD OUT 
  • 201Puppy Elementary for puppies under 20 pounds Thurs January 9th at 6:30 PM
  • 201Puppy Elementary for puppies over 20 pounds– Thurs January 9th  at 7:45 PM1 spot left

Dogtopia – Papillion
13239 Portal Drive in Omaha – South of 132nd and Giles in the Industrial Park South complex

  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten for puppies under 15 pounds – Mon, January 6th at 6:30 PM1 spot left
  • 101Puppy Kindergarten – for puppies over 15 pounds – Mon, January 6th at 7:45 PM 1 spot left
  • 201 –  Puppy Elementaryfor puppies under 20 pounds – Tues, January 7th at 6:30 PM
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary for puppies over 20 pounds – Tues, January 7th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT 
  • 301 – Puppy High School for puppies under 20 pounds – Weds, January 8th at 6:30 PM1 spot left
  • 301 -Puppy High School for puppies over 20 pounds – Weds, January 8th  at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT 
  • 301Puppy High School – for puppies under 20 pounds – Thurs January 9th at 6:30 PM SOLD OUT 
  • 301Puppy High Schoolfor puppies over 20 pounds – Thurs January 9th at 7:45 PMSOLD OUT 

Mid January 2020

Dogtopia – North West Omaha
15504 West Spaulding Plaza Road in Omaha – Just north of 156th and Maple

  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten – for puppies under 15 pounds – Mon, January 13th at 6:30 PM 
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten – for puppies over 15 pounds – Mon, January 13th at 7:45 PMSOLD OUT 
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary for puppies under 20 pounds – Tues, January 14th at 6:30 PMSOLD OUT 
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary for puppies over 20 pounds – Tues, January 14th   at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT 
  • 301Puppy High School  for puppies under 20 pounds – Weds, January 15th at 6:30 PM
  • 301Puppy High School – for puppies over 20 pounds – Weds, January 15th at 7:45 PM. SOLD OUT
     

    February  2020

    Dogtopia – West Omaha
    14485 West Center Road in Omaha – West of Oakview Mall, next to Shopko

    • 301-Puppy High Schoolfor puppies under 20 pounds – Mon, February 3rd at 6:30 PM
    • 301-Puppy High School for puppies over 20 pounds – Mon, February 3rd at 7:45 PM
    • 101Puppy Kindergarten – for puppies under 15 pounds – Tues February 4th at 6:30 PM
    • 101Puppy Kindergarten –for puppies over 15 pounds– Tues February 4th  at 7:45 PM
    • 201Puppy Elementaryfor puppies under 20 pounds – Weds February 5th at 6:30 PM
    • 201Puppy Elementaryfor puppies over 20 pounds– Weds February 5th at 7:45 PM.
    • 301Puppy High School for puppies under 20 pounds Thurs February 6th at 6:30 PM
    • 301Puppy High School for puppies over 20 pounds– Thurs February 6th at 7:45 PM

    Dogtopia – Papillion
    13239 Portal Drive in Omaha – South of 132nd and Giles in the Industrial Park South complex

    • 201 – Puppy Elementary for puppies under 20 pounds – Mon, February 3rd at 6:30 PM
    • 201Puppy Elementary – for puppies over 20 pounds – Mon, February 3rd at 7:45 PM
    • 301 –  Puppy High Schoolfor puppies under 20 pounds – Tues, February 4th at 6:30 PM
    • 301 – Puppy High School for puppies over 20 pounds – Tues, February 4th at 7:45 PM
    • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten for puppies under 15 pounds – Weds, February 5th at 6:30 PM
    • 101 -Puppy Kindergarten for puppies over 15 pounds – Weds, February 5th at 7:45 PM
    • 101Puppy Kindergarten – for puppies under 15 pounds – Thurs February 6th at 6:30 PM  
    • 101Puppy Kindergartenfor puppies over 15 pounds – Thurs February 6th at 7:45 PM 

    Mid February  2020

    Dogtopia – North West Omaha
    15504 West Spaulding Plaza Road in Omaha – Just north of 156th and Maple

    • 201 – Puppy Elementary – for puppies under 20 pounds – Mon, February 10th at 6:30 PM 
    • 201 – Puppy Elementary – for puppies over 20 pounds – Mon, February 10th at 7:45 PMSOLD OUT 
    • 301 – Puppy High School for puppies under 20 pounds – Tues, February 11th at 6:30 PM
    • 301 – Puppy High School for puppies over 20 pounds – Tues,February 11th   at 7:45 PM
    • 101Puppy Kindergarten for puppies under 20 pounds – Weds, February 12th at 6:30 PM
    • 101Puppy Kindergarten – for puppies over 20 pounds – Weds, February 12th at 7:45 PM. 

     


As the only puppy class developed by a Dog Psychologist, space fills up quickly.

To enroll your puppy in our classes, fill out the form below.  Someone will call you to answer any questions or sign you up for the class of your choice.


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