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Want to make sure your puppy grows up into a calm and well behaved adult? We have developed the best puppy socialization classes in Omaha, featuring 100% Force Free, Positive Reinforcement based training for over 40 command cues, plus tons of tips to make having a puppy much, MUCH easier (Note: red text on this page are links) like the importance of the Critical Socialization Period or how benefical setting up a Long Term Confinement Area is. Its mind blowing to us that no other local puppy classes share these tips with new puppy parents!

Omaha Puppy Socialization Classes

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

Puppy Class Testimonial From One of Our 5 Star Reviews on Google

“My puppy Oreo recently graduated from the puppy high school class. We took all three levels of classes offered and would recommend to any person who needs puppy training. I love the fact that they use positive reinforcement. My pup went from being wild and jumping at everybody to a nice well behaved puppy.”

– Brad Maxwell

Our goal is to help your pup develop social skills, confidence, manners, basic obedience training and help you avoid most common puppy problems before they start. 

For people who want to really get a jump start on puppy raising, we offer a Puppy Head Start option Our Head Start program sends a puppy class instructor to your home before for a one hour crash course on having a puppy; sharing all the new tips and secrets to make having a puppy easier.

Puppy parents in our classes get access to our exclusive, private facebook group of over 2,000 puppy parents so you can set up play dates outside of class. We are the ONLY puppy class with access to a local puppy parents play group.

We support our puppy parents by sending emails with how to videos and summaries of the lessons we cover in class to make it super easy to practice them at home later. This is another puppy class feature exclusive to Dog Gone Problems Puppy Classes.

Each one of our standard puppy classes incudes multiple lessons along with tips to stop common puppy behavior problems like potty training, chewing, nipping, mouthing, jumping up, barking, stealing, not listening, refusing to come when called, basic obedience, etc. After the lessons and tips, we let the puppies play and socialize with each other to develop social skills and develop bite inhibition. Best of all, we’ll help your pup burn off all of that puppy energy!

Our three separate puppy classes are designed to be taken one after the other. Each class level meets for one hour a week for 4 consecutive weeks. Here is a summary of our three levels of classes.


Puppy Kindergarden – Puppy 101 (Pups under 4 months) – Class size is limited to 6-7 puppies – $150

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.

Training lessons for this class include: Sit, Down, Sit up, Stand, Come (Recall), Take, Give, Drop, The name game, Force free kennel training, Lets go cue, Hand targeting, Go to dog bed on cue, Handling, Training a soft mouth, Leave it, Collar grab game and many more.

Behavior tips for this class include: Potty training, Teaching a pup to sit to ask for attention, Settle exercise, Manners, Marker words, How to use the Critical Socialization Period to build confidence, Positive interrupter, Capturing, Enrichment, Feeding, Exercise, Mental Stimulation, Tips to reduce nipping, biting and chewing and many more


Puppy Elementary – Puppy 201 (Pups from 3-11 months) – Class size is limited to 6-7 puppies – $150

This class is for puppies who have completed our Kindergarten class and / or are under 12 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.

Training lessons for this class include: Walk with me (Loose leash training), Leave the room on cue, The bucket game, Hurricaine trick, Its Yer Choice, Take a Bow, Clicker training, Paw touch conditioning, Sneaky move, Catch, Positive Interrupter, Touch stick targeting, Go to dog bed on cue, Cookie in the corner and several more.

Behavior tips for this class include: Reducing excitement, Shaping, Stop chewing, Developing self control, Motivation to listen to you, How to prevent separation anxiety, Calm dog play, Nail trimming prep, Caputuring, Stopping unwanted behaviors, Desensitization, Scent work, Mental stimulation, Capturing and several more.


Puppy High – Puppy 201 (Pups from 5-11 months) – Class size is limited to 6-7 puppies – $150

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. 

Training lessons for this class include: Focus, Back up, Movement cue, Touch stick targeting, Lets go cue, body handling, Pose for photos, Take a lap, Leash pressure kiss game, Middle cue, Sit pretty, The Stay cue, Engage disengage, Shaping, Train pup to walk at your side and several more.

Behavior tips for this class include: Developing impulse control, Building motivation, Increase listening skills, fading lures, How to calm down, Stop unwanted behavior tips, Stimulus desensitization, How to use shaping, Capturing, Creative exercise tips, Reinforcing a healthy leader follower dynamic and several more.


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 $51 discount. 

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

Cancelation policy: Since we turn puppy parents away to maintain small classes, all rescheduling or cancelation requests must be made a minimum of 7 days before your class is scheduled to start to receive a refund. 

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.


January 2023

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

  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Small breed pups (Under 20lbs)  Mon, Jan 2nd at 6:35 PM 2 Spots Left
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Large breed pups (over 20lbs) – Mon, Jan 2nd at 7:45 PM 2 Spots Left
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary – Small breed pups (under 20lbs) Tues, Jan 3rd at 6:35 PM SOLD OUT
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Large breed pups(over 20lbs) –  Tues, Jan 3rd at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 301 – Puppy High School – Small breed pups (under 15lbs) WedsJan 4th at 6:35 PM 
  • 301 – Puppy High School Large breed pups (over 15lbs) –  Weds, Jan 4th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Small breed pups (under 20lbs) Thurs, Jan 5th at 6:35 PM
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Thurs, Jan 5th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Small breed pups (under 20lbs) – Fri, Jan 6th at 6:35 PM
  • 301 – Puppy High SchoolLarge breed pups (over 20lbs) Fri, Jan 6th at 7:45 PM

Dogtopia – La Vista 
10411 Portal Rd #111, La Vista, NE 68128  – South of 114th and Giles

  • 301 – Puppy High School  Small breed pups (under 20lbs)  Mon, Jan 2nd at 6:35 PM
  • 301 – Puppy High School – Large breed pups (over 20lbs)  Mon, Jan 2nd at 7:45 PM
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Small breed pups (under 15lbs) – Tues, Jan 3rd at 6:35 PM
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Large breed pups (over 15lbs) – Tues, Jan 3rd at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary – Small breed pups (under 20lbs) – Weds, Jan 4th at 6:35 PM SOLD OUT
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary  Large breed pups (over 20lbs)–  Weds, Jan 4th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 301 – Puppy High School Small breed pups (under 20lbs)Thurs, Jan 5th at 6:35 PM
  • 301 – Puppy High School – Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Thurs, Jan 5th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Small breed pups (under 15lbs) – Fri, Jan 6th at 6:35 PM 2 Spots Left
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Large breed pups (over 15lbs) – Fri, Jan 6th at 7:45 PM 2 Spots Left

Mid January 2023

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

  • 301 – Puppy High School Small breed pups (under 20lbs) – Mon, Jan 16th at 6:35 PM 3 Spots Left
  • 301 – Puppy High School Large breed pups (over 20lbs) – Mon, Jan 16th at 7:45 PM 1 Spot Left
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Small breed pups (under 20lbs) – Tues, Jan 17th at 6:35 PM SOLD OUT
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Large breed pups (over 20lbs) – Tues, Jan 17th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten – Small breed pups (under 15lbs) – Weds, Jan 18th at 6:35 PM SOLD OUT
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten – Large breed pups (over 15lbs) –  Weds, Jan 18th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 301 – Puppy High School – Small breed pups (under 20lbs) – Thurs, Jan 19th at 6:35 PM
  • 301 – Puppy High School – Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Thurs, Jan 19th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Large breed pups (over 20lbs) – Fri, Jan 20th at 6:35 PM
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary – Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Fri, Jan 20th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT

Dogtopia – Gretna
18920 Edna St – One block East of 192nd and Harrison

  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Small breed pups (under 20lbs) – Mon, Jan 16th at 6:35 PM
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Large breed pups (over 20lbs) – Mon, Jan 16th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 301 – Puppy High School Small breed pups (under 20lbs) – Tues, Jan 17th at 6:35 PM 1 Spot Left
  • 301 – Puppy High School Large breed pups (over 20lbs) – Tues, Jan 17th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary – Small breed pups (under 20lbs) – Weds, Jan 18th at 6:35 PM 
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary – Large breed pups (over 20lbs) –  Weds, Jan 18th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Small breed pups (under 15lbs) – Thurs, Jan 19th at 6:35 PM SOLD OUT
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten – Large breed pups (over 15lbs) Thurs, Jan 19th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 301 – Puppy High School – Small breed pups (under 20lbs) – Fri, Jan 20th at 6:35 PM
  • 301 – Puppy High School – Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Fri, Jan 20th at 7:45 PM

February 2023

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

  • 201 – Puppy Elementary – Large breed pups (over 20lbs)  Mon, Jan 30th at 6:35 PM
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Large breed pups (over 20lbs) – Mon, Jan 30th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 301 – Puppy High School – Small breed pups (under 20lbs) Tues, Jan 31st at 6:35 PM 
  • 301 – Puppy High School Large breed pups(over 20lbs) –  Tues, Jan 31 st at 7:45 PM 2 Spots Left
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten– Small breed pups (under 15lbs) WedsFeb 1st at 6:35 PM SOLD OUT
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Large breed pups (over 15lbs) –  Weds, Feb 1st at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Small breed pups (under 20lbs) Thurs, Feb 2nd at 6:35 PM 2 Spots Left
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Thurs, Feb 2nd at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 301 – Puppy High School Small breed pups (under 20lbs) – Fri, Feb 3rd at 6:35 PM
  • 301 – Puppy High School Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Fri, Feb 3rd at 7:45 PM

Dogtopia – La Vista 
10411 Portal Rd #111, La Vista, NE 68128  – South of 114th and Giles

  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten  Small breed pups (under 15lbs)  Mon, Jan 30th  at 6:35 PM SOLD OUT
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten – Large breed pups (over 15lbs)  Mon, Jan 30th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Small breed pups (under 20lbs) – Tues, Jan 31st at 6:35 PM
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Large breed pups (Over 20lbs) – Tues, Jan 31st at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 301 – Puppy High School – Small breed pups (under 20lbs) – Weds, Feb 1st at 6:35 PM SOLD OUT
  • 301 – Puppy High School – Large breed pups (over 20lbs) –  Weds, Feb 1st at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Small breed pups (under 20lbs)Thurs, Feb 2nd at 6:35 PM
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten – Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Thurs, Feb 2nd at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Small breed pups (under 20lbs) – Fri, Feb 3rd at 6:35 PM
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Large breed pups (over 20lbs) – Fri, Feb 3rd at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT

Mid February 2023

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

  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Large breed Pups (under 15lbs) – Mon, Feb 13th at 6:35 PM 3 Spots Left
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Large breed pups (over 15lbs) – Mon, Feb 13th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 301 – Puppy High School Large breed Pups (over 20lbs) Tues, Feb 14th at 6:35 PM 2 Spots Left
  • 301 – Puppy High School Large breed pups (over 20lbs) – Tues, Feb 14th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary – Large breed pups (over 20lbs) –  Weds, Feb 15th at 7:45 PM 
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary  Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Weds, Feb 15th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Small breed pups (under 20lbs)Thurs, Feb 16th at 6:35 PM
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten – Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Thurs, Feb 16th at 7:45 PM 1 Spot Left
  • 301 – Puppy High School Small breed pups (under 20lbs) – Fri, Feb 17th at 6:35 PM
  • 301 – Puppy High School Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Fri, Feb 17th at 7:45 PM 1 Spot Left

Dogtopia – Gretna
18920 Edna St – One block East of 192nd and Harrison

  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Small breed pups (under 20lbs) – Mon, Feb 13th at 6:35 PM
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Large breed pups (over 20lbs) – Mon, Feb 13th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Small breed pups (under 15lbs) –Tues, Feb 14th at 6:35 PM 3 Spots Left
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Large breed pups (over 15lbs) – Tues, Nov 14th at 7:45 PM 1 Spot Left
  • 301 – Puppy High School – Small breed pups (under 20lbs) – Weds, Feb 15th at 6:35 PM 
  • 301 – Puppy High School – Large breed pups (over 20lbs) –  Weds, Feb 15th at 7:45 PM 2 Spots Left
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Small breed pups (under 20lbs) Thurs, Feb 16th at 6:35 PM
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Thurs, Feb 16th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten – Small breed pups (under 20lbs) – Fri, Feb 17th at 6:35 PM
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten – Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Fri, Feb 17th at 7:45 PM

March 2023

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

  • 301 – Puppy High School Small breed pups (over 20lbs)  Mon, Feb 27th at 6:35 PM
  • 301 – Puppy High School Large breed pups (over 20lbs) – Mon, Feb 27th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Large breed pups(over 15lbs) Tues, Feb 28th at 6:35 PM 
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Large breed pups(over 15lbs) –  Tues, Feb 28th at 7:45 PM 
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Small breed pups (under 20lbs) Weds, Mar 1st at 6:35 PM
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Weds, Mar 1st at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 301 – Puppy High School – Small breed pups (under 20lbs) Thus, Mar 2nd at 6:35 PM
  • 301 – Puppy High School Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Thurs, Mar 2nd at 7:45 PM 3 Spots Left
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Small breed pups (under 15lbs) – Fri, Mar 3rd at 6:35 PM
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten – Large breed pups (over 15lbs) Fri, Mar 3rd at 7:45 PM

Dogtopia – La Vista 
10411 Portal Rd #111, La Vista, NE 68128  – South of 114th and Giles

  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Small breed pups (under 20lbs)Mon, Feb 27th at 6:35 PM
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Mon  Feb 27th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 301 – Puppy High School Small breed pups (under 20lbs) – Tues, Feb 28th at 6:35 PM 1 Spot Left
  • 301 – Puppy High School Large breed pups (over 20lbs) – Tues, Feb 28th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten – Small breed pups (under 15lbs) – Weds, Mar 1st at 6:35 PM 
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten – Large breed pups (over 15lbs) –  Weds, Mar 1st at 7:45 PM 
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Small breed pups (under 20lbs)Thurs, Mar 2nd at 6:35 PM
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary – Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Thurs, Mar 2nd at 7:45 PM 1 Spot Left
  • 301 – Puppy High School Large breed pups (over 20lbs) – Fri, Mar 3rd at 6:35 PM
  • 301 – Puppy High School Large breed pups (over 20lbs) – Fri, Mar 3rd at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT

Mid March 2023

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

  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Small breed pups (under 20lbs) – Mon, Mar 13th at 6:35 PM
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Large breed pups (over 20lbs) – Mon, Mar 13th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Small breed pups (under 15lbs) Tues, Mar 14th at 6:35 PM
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten Large breed pups (over 15lbs) – Tues, Mar 14th at 7:45 PM
  • 301 – Puppy High School – Small breed pups (under 20lbs) – Weds, Mar 15th at 6:35 PM 
  • 301 – Puppy High School  Large breed pups (over 20lbs) –  Weds, Mar 15th at 7:45 PM SOLD OUT
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary – Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Thurs, Mar 16th at 6:35 PM
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary – Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Thurs, Mar 16th at 7:45 PM
  • 01 – Puppy Kindergarten Small breed pups (under 15lbs) – Fri, Mar 17th at 6:35 PM
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten – Large breed pups (over 15lbs) Fri, Mar 17th at 7:45 PM

Dogtopia – Gretna
18920 Edna St – One block East of 192nd and Harrison

  • 301 – Puppy High School Small breed pups (under 15lbs) – Mon, Mar 13th at 6:35 PM
  • 301 – Puppy High School Large breed pups (over 15lbs) – Mon, Mar 13th at 7:45 PM
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Small breed pups (under 20lbs) – Tues, Mar 14th at 6:35 PM
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary Large breed pups (over 20lbs) – Tues, Mar 14th at 7:45 PM 
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten – Small breed pups (under 15lbs) – Weds, Mar 15th at 6:35 PM 
  • 101 – Puppy Kindergarten – Large breed pups (over 15lbs) –  Weds, Mar 15th at 7:45 PM 
  • 301 – Puppy High School Small breed pups (under 20lbs)  – Thurs, Mar 16th at 6:35 PM
  • 301 – Puppy High School – Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Thurs, Mar 16th at 7:45 PM
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary – Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Fri, Mar 17th at 6:35 PM
  • 201 – Puppy Elementary – Large breed pups (over 20lbs) Fri, Mar 17th at 7:45 PM

Due to our small class sizes and amazing curriculum our classes almost always sell out in advance, so don’t delay in signing up.

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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