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Hi. We are in the process of researching puppy care and might be getting one this Summer. I am finding all of this information about how you aren't supposed to take puppies under the age of 15 weeks for walks at all, due to lack of immunity. I definitely understand why you wouldn't want to take a young puppy to the dog park or expose them directly to other dogs (like taking them to a friend's house who has a dog, etc.), but does this mean we can't even walk a puppy outside around the block? I am having visions of being housebound with a new puppy all Summer and getting stressed that we will go stir-crazy, feel trapped inside, etc. We live in New England so as soon as it is nice out, we practically live outside. Was hoping ti time puppy's arrival with school getting out for the Summer, but am now thinking maybe earlier is better so that we can take it outside by the time the nicer weather hits. Advice?
 

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Thanks for your replies. I live in a small, New England town where there are a lot of dogs, but also people here spend a LOT of money on their dogs (we have 5 high-end specialty pet food/boutique stores in one small town) so I imagine most dogs here are very well vetted. I will talk to my vet before we get the puppy and see what he says. There is also the option of walking the puppy on the beach where the water is constantly washing over the sand so I am guessing there wouldn't be a parvo risk there.
 
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