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Old 01-07-2012, 10:23 AM
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Question When is the best time to socialize?

My puppy is 9 weeks old. The vet says not to let him around other dogs until he has all his shots, which will be 16 weeks. All the books I have read say it's best to socialize the puppy before he is 16 weeks. Advice? I am worried that he won't get along with other dogs.
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I allowed lucky to socialize indoors with my friends/families dogs when I first got her at 8 weeks
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Now would be a good time to have safe dogs over that are up-to-date on their shots. Socialization is very important at this stage and not worth waiting for all shots from what I've read (as long as the other dogs are UTD on shots and not sick).
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don't think him out till he has all his shots. As pointed out above, you can invite over a few friends who you know are safe.



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