puppy socialization boarding birmingham mi

puppy socialization boarding birmingham mi
Say “Hello” to Bernie, he’s a 3-month-old Bernedoodle who’s spending his first day with us today and getting plenty of puppy socialization. He was so excited to run around the gym introducing himself to all his new pals. We hope you had an awesome first day Bernie!

Are you one of the lucky people that got a puppy for Christmas?  First- I’m incredibly jealous. Second- in a short time, they’ll be eligible for the best puppy socialization near you- Dogtopia! The difference puppy socialization makes in your dogs life is amazing, as it helps build their confidence. Also, if you like many of us have to leave in the winter, our puppy boarding services will be your best friend! We will continue your puppy socialization while your pup is kenneled with us.

A confident puppy is a happy puppy, and puppy socialization does just that. It also helps your puppy learn appropriate play and interaction. What that means for you is your pup will do far better when going into new places or groups of people and pets, as they’ll see it as something they’re familiar with. Imagine taking your puppy with you to the dog park, or to an open air mall, with no fear that they will bark or lunge or act inappropriately. Socialized puppies are a delight! Puppies can begin staying at Dogtopia at 12 weeks of age, which is a perfect time for them to socialize.  Make sure you have read our “new puppy boarding client” page to understand what to expect and the vaccinations that are necessary to participate.

A meet and greet evaluation will be essential before bringing your pup in for puppy socialization.


  • Response to staff touch/interaction
  • Comfort level in a crate* or suite*
  • Reaction in “open play” setting with other dogs of varying size, breed, and temperament
  • Overall observations

Your puppy will love coming in for puppy socialization at Dogtopia. Don’t just take our word for it, look at our reviews:

10 months ago


If you have a dog, you absolutely NEED to invest in doggy day care. My dog is such a spazz when I leave him home, and I hate to say it but I can’t help but be frustrated with him when I’m tired after work. HOWEVER, when I take him to doggy day care, he’s an angel. At this place he can run and play all day and get all his puppy energy out, so that when I pick him up after work he’s ready to just cuddle up and nap. Just like me!! 🙂 What started as just a lark has turned into something I plan on doing forever, because it has such a positive impact on my pup and our time together. If you have a dog, especially a young one, I think this is the best thing you can do for them. Oh, and btw- love the staff here! Everyone is a saint to deal with my crazy dog 😛

Most puppies breeze through the evaluation. Really, it’s a time for you to get comfortable with the Dogtopia concept of open play, and for us to find out if your puppy is ready to enjoy it. Once they pass the evaluation they can come in for doggie day care whenever you want them to get extra exercise and socialization – you can even enjoy our DIY dog wash before bringing them home, or have us wash them for you!  You’ll love watching your pup gain confidence.  Call us today to set up an tour!