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    Hi,

    I started puppy preschool last week, and the instructor said it was a big class so next week we will go outside the vet surgery, despite her knowing 2 pf the puppies were only 8 weeks old and therefore not finished their immunisations. Im not going next week, as i think that surely outside the vet, where sick dogs go to the toilet has got to be even riskier than taking puppy for a walk down the street,

    Or am i being precious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apuppyforme View Post
    Hi,

    I started puppy preschool last week, and the instructor said it was a big class so next week we will go outside the vet surgery, despite her knowing 2 pf the puppies were only 8 weeks old and therefore not finished their immunisations. Im not going next week, as i think that surely outside the vet, where sick dogs go to the toilet has got to be even riskier than taking puppy for a walk down the street,

    Or am i being precious?
    Your being precious. Just as many sick dogs walk through the area you are in whilst inside. Most diseases can be transmitted that way too. The risk is very very low.

    The company I teach for run out of a public school, we have never had any dogs get ill from being there. From 8 week old pups up to very old dogs, and we have hundreds of dogs in and out of that place each week.

    Pups are much more resilient then you know and most have already had at least 1 vaccination, the 2nd is only a booster. Young pups also generally still have some left over immunity from their mothers milk at that age.

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    I think you should do whatever you feel comfortable with, its not being precious its doing what makes your feel most at ease....but maybe speak to the vet/puppy school teacher about it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlvinandBarkly View Post
    I think you should do whatever you feel comfortable with, its not being precious its doing what makes your feel most at ease....you cant be to careful right??
    Actually you can be too careful. People not taking their dogs out during its critical socialisation period due to the dog not being fully vaccinated contributes highly to behavioural problems later in life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    Actually you can be too careful. People not taking their dogs out during its critical socialisation period due to the dog not being fully vaccinated contributes highly to behavioural problems later in life.
    Lol sorry keira I edited my post while you were replying to mine!! I took out cant be to careful because I was just trying to say do what feels comfortable but then figured maybe asking the vet/puppy teacher for advice may be better....and I totally agree that dog socialisation at a young age is imperative....it is a Must...
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    The vets waiting area is steralized at the end of each day. My sister in laws puppy died from parvo and she cannot get another as it lives in the soil in her backyard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apuppyforme View Post
    The vets waiting area is steralized at the end of each day. My sister in laws puppy died from parvo and she cannot get another as it lives in the soil in her backyard.
    I think you can be reassured that if the vet practice had a parvo dog come through and that dog urinated or deficated in the yard, they would not hold a class full of young puppies there. If you feel uncomfortable contact the vet surgery and ask them what their protocol is when/if they have a Parvo dog come through, and explain why you are asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    Actually you can be too careful. People not taking their dogs out during its critical socialisation period due to the dog not being fully vaccinated contributes highly to behavioural problems later in life.
    I too think that the socialisation is extremely important..it is why we have so many problems...too many people are socialising their dog way to late if ever. You can never get back those precious first few weeks that you have your puppy. they are so very important for your puppy to be able to get along with people and other dogs.

    Allow your puppy to meet as many different people of different ages, size and ethnicity. Also as many different puppies and vaccinated friendly dogs of all sizes.....Do protect your puppy from scary people and dogs.

    We now play "pass the puppy" in my puppy classes.....this is to allow the puppy to meet and greet many people. i have been following up the puppies that have been in my classes and they all seem to have benefited form it.

    *-12 weeks is very important..After that comes 12-16. But I still think 8-12 weeks is the Most important of all.........Enjoy your puppy and allow others to enjoy your puppy too

    The vaccination record of the puppies mother and all the dogs that lived at the breeders is of much more importance, that is why healthy breeding facilities are so important...........I feel sad for your sister, but it would be interesting to know the whole story as to how that happened.
    Last edited by newfsie; 01-09-2012 at 04:18 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    I too think that the socialisation is extremely important..it is why we have so many problems...too many people are socialising their dog way to late if ever. You can never get back those precious first few weeks that you have your puppy. they are so very important for your puppy to be able to get along with people and other dogs.

    Allow your puppy to meet as many different people of different ages, size and ethnicity. Also as many different puppies and vaccinated friendly dogs of all sizes.....Do protect your puppy from scary people and dogs.

    We now play "pass the puppy" in my puppy classes.....this is to allow the puppy to meet and greet many people. i have been following up the puppies that have been in my classes and they all seem to have benefited form it.

    *-12 weeks is very important..After that comes 12-16. But I still think 8-12 weeks is the Most important of all.........Enjoy your puppy and allow others to enjoy your puppy too

    The vaccination record of the puppies mother and all the dogs that lived at the breeders is of much more importance, that is why healthy breeding facilities are so important...........I feel sad for your sister, but it would be interesting to know the whole story as to how that happened.
    Haha I play Pass the Puppy too!! It is probably my favourite week because I usually get down a hold/cuddle the pups as well .
    I have two brand new puppy classes starting this week, very excited to meet my new pups!

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    Lol I want to play pass the puppy

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