Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Southern California
Slow Development - 16 Weeks
My pup Diesel is almost 17 weeks old now and still has never been to a dog park and just started going on walks around the neighborhood last week. We got him at 6 weeks, we found out he had parvo and he was never vaccinated until 2 weeks after he fought off the parvo and giardia. He just had his 3rd of vacs last week and the vet said we could finally walk him around the neighborhood, however no hikes or dog parks yet.
We have a 7 year old shelter dog who is now smaller than him, but they are best friends to an extent and always play with one another around the house and backyard.
How far behind is he in his development? I hate not being able to take him to the dog park to mingle with others while he is young. He was introduced to toddlers and kids at about 8-9 weeks old and did great with them, he is great with people.
His next vet appt is the 5th of November and I am hoping at that point they will say it is okay to go to the dog parks etc.