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Old May 17th, 2010, 10:21 AM
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Vaccinations vs. Socialization

Another question!

So, we're getting a new puppy in a few weeks and I have a question about the vaccinations vs. socialization. Should a puppy be allowed outdoors/with other dogs without having completed all the vaccinations? I have heard two sides to this story and am wondering your opinions.

We want to start socializing her with some dogs we know (we take our other dog, Connor, to a local park and have gotten to know some dogs there pretty well) and start taking her to the park as soon as possible. However, I'm nervous about her possibly getting sick if we take her out before her vaccinations are complete. But it will take four months (or more) for her to have all her vaccinations and then it seems like she will be a little old for really effective socialization?

I'm not sure what is the best idea. Any advice or opinions would be appreciated!

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