Hi all! I'm new to the forums.. nice to meet you all! I'll apologise in advance for being a little pedantic, but this is our first dog and I suppose it's only natural to worry about every little detail! We are bringing home our Samoyed puppy in a few weeks D) and I had a couple of questions to ask. I'm really concerned about parvo after reading so many horror stories. I've read that it can survive in environments for years and this is worrying me as we moved here only 6 months ago and I cannot say for sure whether or not any dogs may have come into our garden. There's also a tonne of wildlife where I live. We live close to a wooded area so we've got foxes, birds of all kinds, frogs.. you name it and it has probably been in our garden. Would it be irresponsible for me to take my dog outside to toilet when I cannot account for what has been in it over the past few years? Obviously, I'd like to start house training ASAP but I'd much rather have a dog that's harder to house train than a sick one! Secondly, a lot of people are mentioning to take all shoes off before coming into the house and I know for a fact that quite a few people have been walking on our carpets with shoes on (we've had lots of builders/electricians round since moving in!) Should I just keep her in the kitchen until she has had all her jabs? Once again, these may be silly questions but I'm already so in love with her and I'm quite terrified of losing her.. I have waited nearly all 20 years of my life to get a dog so I really want to make sure I'm "doing it right"