private training programs

therapy dog readiness


Pet Therapy is a great way to impact your community with your pup! Pups with a Purpose has developed a unique training program to help you and your pup navigate therapy visits in a calm and confident state of mind.

During 4 two hour one-on-one training sessions your dog will master SIT, DOWN, COME, OUT, LEAVE IT,and STAY. We will also guide you step by step through the certification process and have set up visits with facilities across the Omaha Metro for you to begin your visits with your pup.

Do you want to experience the powerful joy and happiness dogs bring to the people they visit?

Dogs in schools


More teachers, counselors, school social workers, and other school people are working with dogs in schools. Dogs in the classroom have shown to benefit students in a multitude of ways including help teach social skills, decrease anxiety and the feeling of isolation, increase “feel good” chemicals in students’ brains, and the list goes on.


Our Dogs in School Training program has been developed to get more dogs into schools in the safest way. During your 6 training sessions you and your pup will learn the needed skills to be a successful classroom dog. We will master the basics like COME, SIT, STAY, DOWN, OUT, and LEAVE IT. We then move to teaching your pup how to have an OFF SWITCH and RELAX when he is off duty and to interact in an APPROPRIATE and SAFE way when he is on duty. This program also includes support with resources for classroom curriculum, research for administration, and classroom set up support. Each administration has different expectations so every program is completely unique to your needs.

Together, we can use your dog’s ability to love unconditionally to positively impact your students.

basic behavior modification


Our Basic Behavior Modification Training is for dogs that need a little help learning how to be calm and   confident in the human world. This program is designed to address issues such as leash pulling, jumping,   whining, etc. 

During 4 two hour training sessions, you and your pup will master

  • Loose leash walking

  • Basic Commands *COME, SIT, DOWN, STAY* 

  • Advanced Commands *PLACE, LEAVE IT, OUT*

  • Kennel  Training


therapy dog


The Professional Therapy Dog Training Program is designed for counselors, nonprofit workers, therapists, child life specialist, hospital employees, or anyone interested in working along side their pup to enhance their clients' or consumers' experience. Professional Therapy Dogs or Facility Dogs have the ability to promote calm and help drive the therapy process. People are more likely to trust and interact with a calm dog and therefore, dogs can help bridge communication between Therapy Dog Handler and consumer. 

The Professional Therapy Dog Training Program is 3 additional two hour training sessions to build on the skills learned in the Therapy Dog Readiness Training Program. Along with the training the Professional Therapy Dog Training Program will add with work space set up, on the job training, and location trouble shooting. We will work together to create a Therapy Dog manual, therapy dog activities, and therapy dog job description. 

other training services

Interested in training with Pups with a Purpose, but you and your pup's training goals do not fall into one of our Training Programs?  


We would still love to work with you! 






Serving Greater Omaha Metro Area
Tel: (402) 431-2064
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