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We get our little chap next weekend and was wondering if they are ok to go outside in our garden before their second set of vaccinations (silly question but i'm not sure)? Our garden is open so we get lots of deers, badgers, foxes & cats & whatever else sneaks in (not too many dogs unless the neighbours dog escapes)!!! Should i fence off a part of it so my dog would be the only one allowed in that space or am i being over protective???? j :confused:
 

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We get our little chap next weekend and was wondering if they are ok to go outside in our garden before their second set of vaccinations (silly question but i'm not sure)? Our garden is open so we get lots of deers, badgers, foxes & cats & whatever else sneaks in (not too many dogs unless the neighbours dog escapes)!!! Should i fence off a part of it so my dog would be the only one allowed in that space or am i being over protective???? j :confused:
I'm no expert on this, but I think the presence of badgers is not good. If I were you, I'd ring your vet (you'll need to book the little one in for his second jabs anyway) and have a chat. If they're anything like my vets, they'll be really helpful and won't mind at all.
 

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My vet told me to restrict Dylan's access to the garden as much as possible. I also get cats and foxes. I kept him on the patio by the house which was easy for me as there are steps down to the rest of the garden which he never attempted.
 

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My vet told me it was fine to spend time in the garden. She knows we get foxes, cats, rabbits, badgers, hegehogs etc. She was more concerned about other non-vaccinated dogs which obviously I dont have any of in my garden. She said it was important to spend time in the garden for excercise and house-training.
 

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I've had the last week off work to settle Rosie in. She gets her first jab tomorrow, she's been to the vets but they like a pup to been their new surroundings for about a week before they start the course.
Its been great watching her play and explore, her house training is going well ,no accidents yet, fingers crossed.
 

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I meant to add that my vet said be really careful what he eats in the garden which is quite difficult as he eats most things. I am forever taking things out of his mouth- but I have noticed he is already stopping so the novelty may be waring off.
 

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My Puppy went in the garden as soon as we brought her home. We do get the odd fox & cat visit, but vet was fine about it. A friend who has a different vet said definately not but it drove her made having puppy pooing in the house until he was 12 weeks!
 

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Should i fence off a part of it so my dog would be the only one allowed in that space or am i being over protective?
You might want to fence off a small area just so that puppy can be left to play safely without wandering off if you have an open garden.

We have a garden that wraps round the house and the side has leylandii trees but we couldn't stop Flo going through the trees and escaping into the close so we had to put up a low picket fence with an area accessed through the patio doors so she can come and go when she wants without us having to watch her all the time. She also uses this area for wees and poos which means I don't have to walk round the whole garden picking up.
 
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