puppy socialization in commerce twp & novi

christmas puppy daycare commerce mi 2018
Puppies who are fully vaccinated are welcome at Dogtopia!

Puppy Daycare is fun and easy at Dogtopia!

Getting a puppy for Christmas is great!  But making sure that puppy becomes a healthy and awesome adult dog is WORK. Puppies between the age of 3 weeks to 18 weeks are in their Socialization Stage. Most new pet owners are getting their pups at 8 weeks- after they get their vaccinations, it’s great to begin socializing them. During this stage, it’s critical that you introduce your puppy to a variety of people, animals, sounds, things and places to ensure proper puppy socialization.

As fun as it is to get new puppy home, you should start thinking about socialization opportunities.  Puppy training is a good start, but puppy daycare is even better!

Enjoy and treasure those puppy days, as they fly by so darn fast.  And speaking of how quickly puppyhood is over, let’s review the essentials of puppy socialization.


Why is early puppy socialization so important?

From about 3 weeks to 18 weeks old your puppy is in the socialization period of life.  Puppy comes specially prepared for taking in lots of new stuff with an extra bit of resilience and curiosity.  The puppy socialization period is the most important period of your furbabies life, so  don’t squander this time.  Is your puppy already past 18 weeks old?   You’ll still want to continue your efforts with socialization tasks.  Despite the extra preparedness time has lapsed, your puppy will indeed be taking in all his new life has to offer.

Puppy socialization is all about preparation and prevention.  We want to use this period of your puppies life to prepare her for the many life experiences she’ll encounter as a social family dog.  We also want to do all we can to prevent serious behavior problems in the future that stem from fear.


The power of first and early experiences for your puppy

1st and early experiences have enormous weight on if your pup will see something as safe or scary.  While in the socialization period, we’ll want to shower your pup with as many experiences as humanly possible.  Yet always ready to swoop in and be her hero if she gets overwhelmed.  And remember being your pups hero is maintaining a calm and reassuring presence yourself.

With our ability to set up those first and early experiences in a thoughtful way, we’ll ensure they’re indeed good experiences.  One exposure to a particular new experience is not nearly enough.  We want lots of padding, as in many times this situation has predicted lots of fun.  When bad experiences inevitably do happen, your pup has had lots of previous good times and the likelihood of her concluding this is now dangerous in her mind is much less likely.

Why puppy daycare is a great choice for socialization

Your puppy can thrive in a Dogtopia environment!  Our puppy daycare services allow your puppy to socialize & exercise, learning and growing all day long.  ALL while under the supervision of our staff.  Can it get any better? We don’t think so.  Contact us today for a tour and you’ll see why!