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.  Unfortunately due to COVID, you and your pup have been through unexpected changes in lifestyle. At Dogtopia of Kitchener we love our pups and take special care of them. We are open during COVID with full precautions, and are here to help your pup to socialize in the best way we can.

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 if your pup is at daycare and the list is longer if you are boarding with us, including the experiences in italic.

PEOPLE & ANIMALS

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

TRAFFIC & PLACES

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

EDUCATION

  • 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

SOUNDS

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

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

*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 our open-play environment.