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Jax is a little over 3.5 months. I've taken him for walks around the neighborhod, but it hasn't really resulted in much socialization. He's gotten 3 out 4 puppy shots. He got his 3rd one a week ago. At this point, would it be okay to take him to places that have a high concentration of other people and dogs?
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That is a great article. The other I saw it come up in my memories on fb from two years ago and had to re-post it.

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Everyone has their own way of doing things. I found puppy class to be a negative for two of my dogs and I won't take them again, ever.
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oops, this is the article I shared: https://www.facebook.com/monique.ans...nf&pnref=story

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oops, this is the article I shared: https://www.facebook.com/monique.ans...nf&pnref=story
Great article but like so many, lots of good outcomes listed without explanation of exactly how to get there for someone new to this.
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I found puppy class to be a negative for two of my dogs and I won't take them again, ever.
You mean puppy wrasslin class ????


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He's gotten 3 out 4 puppy shots. He got his 3rd one a week ago. At this point, would it be okay to take him to places that have a high concentration of other people and dogs?
I wouldn't. But I play "better safe than sorry". Lots of other very responsible owners don't even get all of the puppy shots and opt for a titer instead. It's really up to you.

As others have said, you're better off exposing him to ANY situation you can at home or in safe places. Noises, trash cans, walking on odd surfaces, finding things, meeting safe people and dogs... There are unlimited things you can do while waiting for the last shots... And here's something I learned... The vaccines can take up to 2 weeks to be effective.

I don't let my puppy interact with other puppies during class. He does interact with others in "daycare" under the supervision of my trainer. But she knows the temperaments of all dogs involved. He's now past the 2 week effective point, so I'll be widening our exposure, but I'm not going to put him with dogs I don't know.
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For me and my dogs, when my dog was a pup I would go to places with higher concentration of people and things and not of dogs. Going to Home Depot or Lowes is the best. Remember that socialization is not about other dogs but environments and experiences and surfaces. A few other dogs but the other things are more important in my view.

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Yes a lot of great noises and and large equipment at Home Depot /lowes. I like to hide hot dogs around and let them find it. Keeps them busy. Beaches that allow dogs to was always my favorite place seem to be a mass amount of germAn shepherd people who either had or own one. Outlets and strip malls was another great place.
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