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    when can you walk your puppy? Jade is 8 weeks old and has had her first set of shots, but her other one isn't due till december, so do we wait till then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by taraboombara View Post
    when can you walk your puppy? Jade is 8 weeks old and has had her first set of shots, but her other one isn't due till december, so do we wait till then?
    Hi Taraboombara

    I would wait untill all vaccines are up to date. December isn't that far away maybe you could try walking in your back yard and get her used to walking on a lead???
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    Quote Originally Posted by taraboombara View Post
    when can you walk your puppy? Jade is 8 weeks old and has had her first set of shots, but her other one isn't due till december, so do we wait till then?
    when she has had ALL her baby vaccinations...should be done at 6...10 and 14 weeks and then wait for 2 weeks after...follow vet's advice...trust me, you don't want her to get Parvo!

    This might be a bit "blunt", but I am a tad baffled as to why you wouldn't know this...considering you have just got a new puppy. I remember getting my first puppy...I read book after book on their health needs...nutritional needs...emotional needs etc. I had everything set up for puppy, so nothing was to be changed during his initial time with us.

    Congrats on your new puppy...don't risk it by thinking "oh well...she will be ok". A small puppy like that getting Parvo is an almost 100% death sentence.
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    Vague rule of thumb for puppy walking is five minutes per month of age, so your puppy probably doesn't need walks longer than 10 minutes anyway.

    You can still do puppy pre-school at a vet's or similar. All puppies are required to be vaccinated. And if you have friends you trust to have kept their dogs vaccinations up to date, its usually ok to organise play dates with them.

    If you're not sure, check with your breeder or vet.

    I took my puppy to visit dogs I knew were vaccinated and also did puppy preschool, otherwise we were pretty much confined to the back yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I took my puppy to visit dogs I knew were vaccinated and also did puppy preschool, otherwise we were pretty much confined to the back yard.
    Yep...Puppy Pre-schools are great fun...excellent socialisation for pup and done in a clean and safe environment. I wouldn't hesitate doing that

    Taking your puppy to see other dogs that are "safe" can be good too. However...I was still a bit hesitant, because you do not know what these dogs have stepped in when out walking and it doesn't take a lot of parvo infected faeces to infect your pup. You can buy F10 disinfectant and it will kill off any parvo virus.

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    Okay great thanks, I was fairly sure we had to wait, and i forgot to ask the breeder about it, so i thought the next best thing was this forum. I have all the information i need now, that was the last thing i was unsure of.

    Thanks for the info

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    I take my puppies out, and yes it IS taking a risk. But it does socialise the dog in it's crucial weeks of socialisation 3-14wks

    I take the puppy out to areas that have noise and traffic etc for short spells. I like to go to small shopping centres, sit with puppy on my lap. Make sure that puppy doesn't get overwhelmed, for example pick a time when kids are in school. I love to go to parks where dogs are banned, I know that this is wrong, and let puppy follow me around for a short time.

    Puppy spends a lot of time in my arms rather than walking while out in these different environments which can be difficult with large breeds.

    I used to take my Gordon to the local boat ramp where there were different people about and noise. And as everyone else has stated for dog socialisation puppy pre-school is the best option.

    But I will say again that I do take a risk. One that I see as worthwhile but a risk non the less. Disease can travel on the wind - eg. Canine cough.

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    So i can still take Jade to puppy pre-school without all her shot's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by taraboombara View Post
    So i can still take Jade to puppy pre-school without all her shot's?
    Follow Vet's advice

    Puppy pre-schools are done a vet clinics and often when pup has had the 2. vaccination.

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    Okay thanks, bit confussing lol

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