Wooftopia Team

Desiree Klippenstein, CPDT-KA

About Wooftopia

I’m Desiree (Dez) Klippenstein, owner of Wooftopia Dog Training & Recreation Centre. Dogs are my life, and my objective is to create positive relationships between owner and dog. I began pursuing my passion as a profession in 2013, starting my dog training and obedience company, Animal Instincts, and becoming a certified dog trainer. Opening a centre to operate out of was a natural next step.

My objective for Wooftopia is to provide customers a trusted source for their dog care needs, including: daytime care; force-free dog training; professional grooming; and holistic, local pet products.

The Wooftopia team is experienced in dog behaviour and health care. We work on the principle that each dog has specific needs; we strive to meet those needs through individualized attention and training. Our mandate is to support you, our customers, to raise a confident, well-balanced dog – our customized care will help achieve just that.

Outside of teaching obedience and running the facility, I’m still busy with the dogs! My husband, Kevin, and I have adopted four rescue pooches, Kali, Nanu, Harvey and Timber – we’re always teaching them new tricks and off exploring somewhere new. I’m passionate about dog rescue and animal rehabilitation; I volunteer my time as a Foster Program Coordinator with Manitoba Underdogs Rescue, as well, I donate my training services by working with behavioural cases. I play recreational soccer and will never miss a United game. My family and friends are near and dear to my heart; naturally they’re all dog lovers too.

I would love to meet you and your dog; come meet our team and view our facility. We’re here to support your dog care needs and demonstrate why Wooftopia is the best in the business.

Credentials

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer – CPDT-KA
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design Degree, University of Manitoba
  • Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behaviour – Dog Trainer Foundations
  • Glasgow Dog Trainer and Behavior Consult – Dog Training Mastery Silver
  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) Member
  • Canine Collaboration Club Member
  • Pet First Aid, St. John Ambulance

What Our Wooftopians are Saying...

Wooftopia is our dog’s second home! Milo had attended obedience and trick classes, go to their daycamp regularly, and boarded with one of their staffs. He is very excited going there every time, and everyone we have met there are reliable, professional, and always go above and beyond. I would totally recommend any dog owners to check them out.

- Katie L.

I know Desiree Klippenstein, owner of Wooftopia, from the work she does with local dog rescue, Manitoba Underdogs. I have come to know her as a tremendous resource. She is a lover of dogs, but more importantly she is experienced and skilled in dealing with all types of dogs from shy, nervous and withdrawn to overly bold, reactive, and kinda naughty. As soon as the doors of Wooftopia opened, I knew I wanted my two rescue dogs, Vito and Frankie, to attend Daycamp and training classes with Dez and her excellent staff. We are so pleased with with our experience, thus far. Wooftopia is welcoming, loving and supportive, focused on addressing our dog’s individual needs in a positive, spacious, proactive environment. In a relatively short period of time, we are seeing positive results. Our dogs love attending Day Camp at Wooftopia and we feel confident sending them there!! Congratulations to Desiree for creating a fantastic facility where all dogs are treated to the best possible care.

- Nancy D.

I’ve been to Wooftopia for daycare, training, and grooming. I’m always very happy with the service, and my dogs love it here. The staff are very knowledgeable, especially when it comes to behavioural training and helping dogs socialize. Best doggie daycare in Winnipeg!

- Mychal N.

I know Desiree Klippenstein, owner of Wooftopia, from the work she does with local dog rescue, Manitoba Underdogs. I have come to know her as a tremendous resource. She is a lover of dogs, but more importantly she is experienced and skilled in dealing with all types of dogs from shy, nervous and withdrawn to overly bold, reactive, and kinda naughty. As soon as the doors of Wooftopia opened, I knew I wanted my two rescue dogs, Vito and Frankie, to attend Daycamp and training classes with Dez and her excellent staff. We are so pleased with with our experience, thus far. Wooftopia is welcoming, loving and supportive, focused on addressing our dog’s individual needs in a positive, spacious, proactive environment. In a relatively short period of time, we are seeing positive results. Our dogs love attending Day Camp at Wooftopia and we feel confident sending them there!! Congratulations to Desiree for creating a fantastic facility where all dogs are treated to the best possible care.

- Sarah P.