Advice needed for first puppy
I've been lurking these forums for a while now as I prepare to get my new German Shepherd, as I've found that everyones advice is far more insightful than any book I've read.
I'm not sure if this has already been covered recently, but I had a question regarding the way I should begin to socialise my new pup. My black GSD is going to be exclusively a family dog, and because of this I want to spend as much time as I can exposing her to a variety of different environments, people and dogs.
I'm not too sure however if I am meant to wait until the pup is a certain age to start socialising it with other dogs? I've heard many people say that I should wait until she has had all her vaccinations (I totally agree with this for strangers dogs) but I wasn't sure if this was the same for my close friends dogs? They have a variety of border collies, staffies, boxers and mastiffs that are all in perfect health and up to date with their vaccinations.
Do I wait or should I begin socialising immediately?