For me, the decision would completely hinge on the quality of the daycare. Unless I trusted the staff 100% to know what they were doing I would absolutely not send a dog to daycare. I would not send my dogs to any of the daycares around here, even my social girl.
I take my dog out downtown to the dog friendly stores and the walking strip and the advantage is most of the dogs we see are neutral and well behaved because only someone looking for trouble would take a reactive or aggressive dog into a place teeming with kids, people, bikes, other dogs. It's been great because my girl gets to observe other dogs but see they are not a big deal, either to play with or to react to. She's super social anyway, and not reactive, but I am working very hard to build attention and engagement as it pays off 100X as the pup matures.
Key is attention and neutrality. I can't tell you how critical it is to build that when the pup is still young and easy to train. A young pup being this reactive to other dogs, is a sign of poor nerves, which I know sounds critical or mean but isn't. I've been there. That is why it is so important to work with her now, as you can build toward neutrality as she grows up.
As for vaccinations- rabies is required here by 16 weeks. I follow the law.
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