Puppy socialization at Dogtopia daycare centers.

A well-balanced puppy needs safe socialization right from the start. Similar to a child, a significant amount of a dog’s behavior and personality is determined by experiences within their first year. As the Puppy Love Experts, we’ve created a checklist of experiences, people and places you should introduce your puppy to so they can learn and grow. The bolded experiences are available at Dogtopia daycare centers.

People & Animals

  • Adults
  • Adults Dogs
  • Puppies
  • Loud Voices
  • Different Ethnicities
  • Children
  • Police
  • Beards
  • Joggers
  • Hats
  • Cats
  • Small pets
  • Birds

Traffic & Places

  • Cars/Vans
  • Daycare
  • Boarding
  • Puppy Parties
  • Park
  • Veterinarians
  • Stairs
  • Motorcycles
  • Bikes
  • Skateboards
  • Wheelchairs


  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Come
  • Crate/House
  • Shake/Friends
  • Down/Lie Down
  • Drop It
  • Heel

Health & Wellness

  • Exercise
  • Grooming
  • Teeth Cleaning
  • Brushing
  • Bath
  • Nail Clip
  • Lead/Collar
  • Looking in Mouth and Ears


  • Barking
  • Music
  • Clapping
  • Vacuum
  • Doorbell
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireworks
  • Sirens

At Dogtopia, we provide a clean and safe setting for puppies to play, learn and grow in a nurturing and fun environment. Set up your puppy for success by enrolling them in daycare today. Find a Dogtopia near you.

*Puppies must be at least 12 weeks old and fully vaccinated. All puppies 7 months or older must be spayed or neutered. All candidates must pass an evaluation to ensure your puppy’s safety and comfort in open-play environment.