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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Socialization before 8 weeks?

As everyone here I've been looking through everything in order to get the most out of my dog!

I ended up with Ender just shy of 6 weeks(i know i know bad bad!!! But it couldn't be helped as all his litter mates had been taken and he was about to be given shots at 5 weeks.....) Anyhow, he isn't set to get his shots until about 8 1/2 weeks, would taking him on walks around where i live be to risky or i that something that would be ok or keep him home until his first round of shots.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 02:59 PM
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My opinion would be to wait for the shots, and then short outings. Don't over exercise.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 03:02 PM
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X2 I'd wait for at least the 10 week shots.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 03:45 PM
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Even though it might seem like a good idea to socialize him asap, wait for his first set of shots (at least). If you have a garden, take him there to potty. If not, get puppy pads
And only let him near to dogs that you know have been vaccinated. EG. Your friend who you could trust.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 04:58 PM
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Let the dog bond to you before you go bringing him out for walks in public. Just play in the yard with a rag or ball. Get him used to wearing a collar and practice walking him with a lead. No need to rush with such a young pup.
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