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Old 11-17-2016, 11:46 AM
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I have a long haired Chihuahua puppy named Koda and he received his first shot at 8 weeks like you're supposed to but he didn't receive his second until today at 14 weeks (late I know) and so far I've only walked him around the yard but I was wondering, now that he's had his second shot, in a week (how long it says to wait) is it okay to go ahead and take him for a walk to the lake? I am nervous about Parvo mainly but I'm also worried about not socializing him. Since we've had him he's only been around my animals and people close to me and I don't want him to become aggressive with strangers/strange dogs. I was trying to read about it online and there is a lot of mixed opinions on this. Some say after the second set it's fine and others say not until after the third. I just want to do what's best by him and I am worried I'll make the wrong choice. Any help is much, much appreciated!
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Old 11-17-2016, 01:05 PM
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What did your vet say? I would go with whatever they say.

Yeah, a lot of different opinions about this one. I waited until after the third shot and then a week after that before walking my puppy on the sidewalk in our neighborhood which is basically Dog Alley . My biggest socialization priority was kids though, and I have a constant stream of them coming in my house to see my kids.
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Old 11-17-2016, 04:36 PM
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Talk to your vet; s/he will know how common certain diseases are in your area. In some places, parvo (or other disease) is virtually non-existent and puppies can go out very early. In others, the risk too great to allow them out before all vaccines are complete.

Since it sounds like he's a small dog, you should be safe carrying him places so that he can experience the world outside your home and yard.
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Old 11-19-2016, 09:09 PM
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the number of vaccines your puppy gets is not nearly as important as the age your puppy gets the last one. Time and time again I see dogs show up with parvo that got their 'last' vaccine weeks prior to their 16th week of age. Unfortunately most 'directions' given by the vaccines companies do not specify 16 weeks as an important milestone, and often site 12 weeks as the most important one (yet experience AND research has shown over and over again that this is most certainly not the case... no idea why the vaccine companies do not adopt the newer (now over 20 years old) recommendations... but their loss as most will agree to at least help pay for a dog's treatment that gets parvo despite getting all the vaccines They recommended.

So I would NOT be comfortable advising ANY dog to be walked about until they had received a vaccines at 16 weeks of age or later (for Parvo). However, I understand there are places in the world where parvo is a rare disease, and walking a puppy about is a minimal risk. But there in So California, there are few places that would fit that description.
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We have parvo here but our vet told us we could do controlled walks after the second vaccine.

By controlled he said to walk the puppy down the middle of the sidewalk and keep them away from the walls and light posts and everywhere else where another dog is likely to have peed.
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Socializing is soooooo important, you are going to have your dog for a lot of years, if you don't socialize as a puppy they can develop fears of the things they did not get exposed to. So take your puppy out and let them explore and socialize while their brain is still developing......it's crucial!
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Socializing is soooooo important, you are going to have your dog for a lot of years, if you don't socialize as a puppy they can develop fears of the things they did not get exposed to. So take your puppy out and let them explore and socialize while their brain is still developing......it's crucial!
It's probably even more crucial for the dog to stay alive and healthy.
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Talk to your vet; s/he will know how common certain diseases are in your area. In some places, parvo (or other disease) is virtually non-existent and puppies can go out very early. In others, the risk too great to allow them out before all vaccines are complete.

Since it sounds like he's a small dog, you should be safe carrying him places so that he can experience the world outside your home and yard.
This is a great idea, to use a Sherpa and take him places but don't let him out of the bag
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Are there puppy socialization classes you could take? Most reputable training facilities will have a protocol for keeping puppies safe from disease (ask about requirements for attendance and cleaning procedures). There is support for prioritizing socialization classes over finishing vaccines at 16 weeks in the veterinary community.
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I would look into puppy socialization classes. It's a safe place to take your pup when they haven't had all their shots. You also want to socialize the pup with different people and places. Sitting with your pup on you front step just watching people go by, give them treats for calm behaviour. Take him to meet your friends and family. Let him play with dogs that you know are up to date on their vaccines. There are a million ways to socialize your pup without exposing them to health risks.
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