Socialization before 16 weeks
Our vet doesn't want the puppy out of our yard until he has all his shots, due to a terrible outbreak of parvo in our region. I was going to take him out in a wagon to meet the neighbors but she said not to do that, a Working breed should never be carted around like a lap dog and I need to wait until he is old enough to walk on his own. I'm very concerned about not socializing him enough. We have people in and he loves that but other than our dog, he's not meeting other dogs. The vet said our current dog is young and active enough to provide socialization for him. Two of my friends have service dogs and I thought about inviting myself over with the puppy to at least meet them. It also means early puppy class is out because it's held in a public park and they don't sterilize the area. I could carry him into places but he's almost too heavy for me to lift.