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Old 12-31-2012, 08:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My almost 4mo old GSD just had his final vaccinations on Friday. How long after these can he go to a dog park/socialize?
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would wait 2 weeks at least before going to a park with other dogs..just to be safe and be sure the vaccines have taken affect.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I was doing my socialization with known vaccinated/clean dogs much earlier than waiting that long.

The dog park is probably the very last place I would take a puppy both for disease issues and total lack of control of the dogs he/she may meet there. I think controlled socialization in a training class would be a lot more beneficial. Too many horror stories.
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Id ask your vet. My vet said we were good to go 2 days after his 12 week shots, but your shot regimen might be different than ours was.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Isn't rabies at 6 months? Most dog parks do have rules that your dog has to be at least 6 months and have the rabies vaccine to use the park. I know that the rules aren't followed but it is a pretty good safety guideline.

In my area we have a bunch of county owned dog parks. In order to use it you need a $20 yearly pass, in order to get that you have to license your dog with the county for $12-24, and in order to get licensed you need to have a 6 month old dog and show a rabies certificate. So...in order to use the dog park your dog should have the rabies vaccine.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Rabies is 4 mos.
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