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Getting my cockapoo puppy in 5 weeks , and was wondering how old will he have to be before i can take him out to a friends house etc...

i know puppies have to be around 12 weeks (and have all their injections) before you can take them for walks, but how old to take him out with me in the car to see friends etc
 

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Hi Kerrie-Ann As far as I'm aware he can go to anyone's house - as long as any dogs in their houses are up-to-date with injections. My friend got a puppy at the same time as me and we used to visit each other for the puppies to have a play. I also started going to the vets puppy parties before going out for walks - although he had had his second injection.
 

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Hello again,

We get Saffi home on Tuesday (eeeeeek!) and are taking a week off. We'll take her out everywhere in a rucksack on our fronts - we'll also take her to friend's houses once we've asked if their dog has had its vaccinations.

She'll be allowed out and on the ground at 12 weeks.

Hope this helps?
 

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Olive is 10 weeks and got her second shots this last week. I've been walking her around the neighbourhood since her second shot. It seems most people are more careful than me though so you should do what makes you comfortable. My vet was fine with me taking her for walks right after her second shot and i was ok with it too. I've been bringing her out in public since the first day i got her though. I just held her in my arms. I do have a baby wrap from my daughter and i thought about using that just to see the looks i would get!
 

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Hi, we took Eddie to a friends house before his innoculations as we knew their dog was up to date with his.Our vets also do a new vaccination now that is done at 8 weeks and the second at 10 weeks, Eddie had this so we could take him out a week later when he was 11 weeks, I guess most vets can do this now. I used to take him out in my arms from when we got him so that he would get used to different things, he was so tiny then it was no problem not being able to put him down on the floor.Getting him out in the car is a good idea so he gets used to that.
Best wishes Karen
 

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Great , thanks for the replies guys, yes I want him to get used to the car as my last dog dreaded car journeys so rarely took her out, going to get him a car seatbelt too so he gets used to sitting calmly in the car would people recommend this?
 

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Great idea. Apparently a lot of dogs don't like car journeys.

On the way back from the breeder we're going to have her on our lap.

From then we're going to have a foldable crate until she's old enough (or big enough) for a harness/seat belt. We bought a foldable crate from Pet Planet for £15!

We're going to try and do something fun/exciting at the end of a lot of car rides because apparently in the early days puppies can relate the car to the vet and other negative experiences.
 

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Great , thanks for the replies guys, yes I want him to get used to the car as my last dog dreaded car journeys so rarely took her out, going to get him a car seatbelt too so he gets used to sitting calmly in the car would people recommend this?
Yes, definitely would recommend some sort of restraint, and take the little one in the car regularly.

Ours seem to enjoy it!

Ian
 
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