Omaha’s Best Puppy Socialization Class

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If you have a new puppy and you want to make sure it grows up into a calm and well behaved adult, you’ve come to the right place. We have developed the best puppy socialization classes in Omaha.

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 smaller sized, force-free classes use Dog Psychology and positive dog training methods to motivate your puppy 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 actually start. 

Each class starts with a lesson and tips to avoid or stop many common puppy behavior problems like potty training, chewing, nipping, mouthing, jumping up, basic obedience, etc. After the lesson, we let the puppies play and socialize with one another. Play time makes up most 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. 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 – $109

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 – $119

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.
  • How to stop your puppy from pulling on the leash.
  • Secrets to developing a strong come or recall command.

Puppy High (Puppy 301) – Class size is limited to 7 puppies – $129

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.  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 $75 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.

March 2019

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

  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten – for puppies under 15 pounds – Mon, March 4 at 6:30 PM 1 spot left
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten – for puppies above 15 pounds – Mon, March 4 at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 201Puppy Elementary – for puppies under 20 pounds – Tues March 5 at 6:30 PM SOLD OUT
  • 201Puppy Elementary – for puppies over 20 pounds – Tues March 5 at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 101Puppy Kindergarten – for puppies over 15 pounds – Weds March 6 at 6:30 PM
  • 101Puppy Kindergarten – for puppies over 15 pounds – Weds March 6 at 7:45 PM 1 spot left
  • 301Puppy High School – for puppies under 20 pounds – Thurs, March 7 at 6:30 PM 2 spots left
  • 301Puppy High School – for puppies over 20 pounds – Thurs, March 7 at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary – for puppies under 20 pounds – Fri, March 8 at 6:30 PM
  • 201Puppy Elementary – for puppies above 20 pounds – Fri, March 8 at 7:45 PM 2 spots left

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

  • 301Puppy High School – for puppies under 20 pounds – Mon, March 4 at 6:30 PM
  • 301Puppy High Schoolfor puppies above 20 pounds – Mon, March 4 at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten for puppies under 15 pounds – Tues, March 5 at 6:30 PM
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten for puppies over 15 pounds – Tues, March 5 at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 301 – Puppy High School – for puppies under 20 pounds – Weds, March 6 at 6:30 PM
  • 301 – Puppy High School – for puppies above 20 pounds – Weds, March 6 at 7:45 PM 1 spot left
  • 201Puppy Elementary – for puppies under 20 pounds – Thurs March 7 at 6:30 PM
  • 201Puppy Elementary – for puppies over 20 pounds – Thurs March 7 at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 301 – Puppy High School for puppies under 20 pounds – Fri, March 8 at 6:30 PM
  • 301 – Puppy High School for puppies over 20 pounds – Fri, March 8 at 7:45 PM

Dog Scool U – Bellevue   New Location!
Bellevue – 1020 Lincoln Rd, Suite A, Bellevue, Ne 68005

  • 101Puppy Kindergarten – for puppies under 15 pounds – Mon, March 11 at 6:30 PM
  • 101Puppy Kindergartenfor puppies above 15 pounds – Mon, March 11 at 7:45 PM
  • 201Puppy Elementary – for puppies under 20 pounds – Tues, March 12 at 6:30 PM
  • 201Puppy Elementaryfor puppies above 20 pounds – Tues, March 12 at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 301 – Puppy High School – for puppies under 20 pounds – Weds, March 13 at 6:30 PM
  • 301 – Puppy High School – for puppies above 20 pounds – Weds, March 13 at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT

April 2019

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, April 1 at 6:30 PM
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary – for puppies under 20 pounds – Mon, April 1 at 7:45 PM
  • 301Puppy High School – for puppies over 20 pounds – Tues April 2 at 6:30 PM
  • 301Puppy High School – for puppies over 20 pounds – Tues April 2 at 7:45 PM
  • 201Puppy Elementary – for puppies over 20 pounds – Weds April 3 at 6:30 PM1
  • 201Puppy Elementary – for puppies over 20 pounds – Weds April 3 at 7:45 PM
  • 101Puppy Kindergarten – for puppies under 15 pounds – Thurs, April 4 at 6:30 PM 
  • 101Puppy Kindergarten – for puppies under 15  pounds – Thurs, April 4 at 7:45 PM
  • 201 – Puppy Kindergarten – for puppies under 20 pounds – Fri, April 5 at 6:30 PM
  • 201Puppy Kindergarten – for puppies over 20 pounds – Fri, April 5 at 7:45 PM

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, April 1 at 6:30 PM
  • 101Puppy  Kindergarten for puppies under 15 pounds – Mon, April 1 at 7:45 PM
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary for puppies under 20 pounds – Tues, April 2 at 6:30 PM
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary for puppies over 20 pounds – Tues, April 2 at 7:45 PM
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten – for puppies under 15 pounds – Weds, April 3 at 6:30 PM
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten – for puppies under 15 pounds – Weds, April 3 at 7:45 PM
  • 301Puppy High School – for puppies over 20 pounds – Thurs April 4 at 6:30 PM
  • 301Puppy High School – for puppies over 20 pounds – Thurs April 4 at 7:45 PM 
  • 301 – Puppy High School for puppies under 20 pounds – Fri, April 5  at 6:30 PM
  • 301 – Puppy High School for puppies over 20 pounds – Fri, April 5 at 7:45 PM

Dog Scool U – Bellevue   New Location!
Bellevue – 1020 Lincoln Rd, Suite A, Bellevue, Ne 68005

  • 201Puppy Elementary  – for puppies above 20 pounds – Mon, April 15 at 6:30 PM
  • 201Puppy Elementary for puppies above 20 pounds – Mon, April 15 at 7:45 PM
  • 301Puppy High School – for puppies under 20 pounds – Tues, April 16 at 6:30 PM
  • 301Puppy High Schoolfor puppies above 20 pounds – Tues, April 16 at 7:45 PM
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten – for puppies under 15 pounds – Weds, April 17 at 6:30 PM
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten  – for puppies above 15 pounds – Weds, April 17 at 7:45 PM

As the only puppy class developed by a dog behaviorist, space fills up quickly.

To enroll your puppy, 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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