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    For a play date? We have friends coming over for dinner tonight and they are bringing their 16 week old BC puppy.

    Poppy is 7 days post op and it's completely back to her normal old self. She's jumping and playing and everything.

    I'm just wondering if it's too soon for a play date? And if we should be keeping them mostly seperate tonight with only supervised play sessions?

    Also last time we had people over Poppy barked at them etc. How should I introduce her to them? Put her out when they arrive or ask them to wait out the front and take her down to the road to meet them on neutral ground?

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    I personally wouldn't be having play dates after only 6 days.
    There is a huge risk of tearing the stitches even after this amount of time if they play rough... and even with supervising, you never know if the pup will dig those sharp little puppy nails or teeth into her stitches.

    When I introduce new people I always make sure I walk up and touch the person entering the house. Whether it be a hug, or a handshake, it lets the dog know that you know them and they are friendly. Then just get them to ignore her until she decides she wants to say hello.

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    I let mine do what they wanted after day 7, suture line should have healed well by now.
    I would have them together with strict supervision and have measures in place to separate them should this have to be done.

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    Hmm, two completely different bits of advice! Hehe!

    I think I will just supervise very carefully and see how we go. Her scar is looking great! The stitches are de ready to come out, in fact half of one has come away on it's own, just been pushed out by the wound healing over. Will crate her if I have to although I know she won't like that! Espesh with another doggy here! Lol!

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    AWL recommended two weeks of quiet time after desexing for my puppy. Two weeks co-incided with when I adopted her, but then she hadn't had all her vaccinations either.

    I think it might be too soon for a play date. Another dog brings the play to a whole nother level. Like the difference between sports training and an actual game - unless your coach is Rick Charlesworth.

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    i reckon go for it...just watch it doesnt get to rough =)
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    Differing advice and situations is what it is all about, Amy. Read it all, take on board what you think fits well with your situation and throw out the rest. I tell my kids this too, to even disregard mine if needs be. Enjoy your evening.

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    Amy, my 2cents is that if you have to ask for clarification that it's OK, then you probably think that it's not.

    Personally, I think day 6 is way too soon, especially as your doglet has already had issues with these guests. Adding their dog to the mix is only going to add to her stress levels - what if she doesn't like their dog much either? Why crate her when it's her house?

    Ask your guests to leave their dog at home.

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    Thanks everyone!

    I read the situation and played it by ear. These wern't the same people Poppy had issues with. We met them outside on the road with Poppy on her leash and she immediately was so excited tonsee the people and the puppy! They puppy is only 12 weeks (not 16 like I thought) so Poppy was the first dog he had met. Of course he was realllly timid for the first half of the visit and so was Poppy. They slowly warmed up and did play but it wasn't crazy normal play more just chasing one another. They had a break while we ate and it was a great night! Poppy is now fast asleep!

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    Am so glad it went well

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