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Hi I may be being stupid but I was wondering can a puppy before its had its 12 week jabs play with other dogs that have had all their vaccinations?ie:in their own home.
I know they are not allowed to go outside to public places,but ive also read that between the ages of 8weeks and 12 weeks is the most important time for them to meet lots of different humans and also pets so they are not afraid when they get older.
 

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Hello and no you are not being stupid as just being careful with your puppy. If the other dogs vaccinations are up to date then it will be fine as long as you are sure they have been. My friend has a lovely, gentle Daschund and takes him round to her friend's house who breeds them so that they can start to be socialised. Some people on this site have more than one dog and again as long as they are vaccinated it isn't a problem. Our vet's nurse told us to take Beau out as much as possible and not let her go on the ground or mix with dogs we didn't know which we did though I did seem a bit odd when asking complete strangers if they wanted a cuddle (from Beau not me) when they asked about her! Beau is now happy to mix with humans and other animals :)
 

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Yes, take your puppy out and carry it ! Meeting people and hearing noises outside is important, obviously don't let puppy on the ground or other dogs that are not vaccinated come near.
Its good to go in the car as well, just to get used to it and all the noises.
Dogs that are vaccinated can come to your house as well :)
 

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I've been looking for the print out of musts for socializing puppy that we got from puppy classes we took Poppy to. It had: take your puppy and stand outside a supermarket, a ride on a bus, on a train, walk past a school at play time, stand by a busy road, and more, when I find it I will post it.
You can visit other pets that you know are vaccinated. The danger is the chance they would come into contact faeces and urine form a unvaccinated animal if you take them for a walk.
I take Rosie with me when I walk Poppy, she is in the map pocket of a wind shirt, and when she gets too big for that she will be in a game bag. she sits and watches the world go by and sometimes has a sleep.

 

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both echo and Delta came to training class witht the others, they just stayed in the waiting room/reseption. so with lots of other dogs that i knew for a fact were veccinated.

the thing is anything on the outside that they would come into contact with will come in to the house on you, boots, clothing, any other dogs or out door cats in the house.
 

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Kendal I agree with you that we all could be inadvertently being in contact and bringing into our homes the germs that could be passed on to our dogs. More so if you already have a dog as you go into places that could be contaminated, and this is why I get myself so angry about people that do not clean up after their dogs. The same people that do not clean up after their dog may not bother to vaccinate or worm their dogs, so the 3 to 4 weeks we have to carry our little charges around to minimize the risk is worth it.
 

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Thanks guys thats really helpfull,my garden backs onto fields so we get foxes,hedgehogs,rabbits and squirrel's. Will def carry him out to meet people and for drives in the car.
 
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