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Vaccinations and socialisation

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Mourne, Apr 9, 2008.


  1. Mourne

    Mourne PetForums Junior

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    Hi just a quick question. We get our puppy next week (can't wait) when she is 8 weeks old. She will have had her first vaccination by then, but my question is regarding puppy parties and puppy training classes - do I have to wait until 7 days after her second vaccination to attend these?

    I am aware that the socialistion window closes at 16 weeks, but if she is not allowed in contact with other dogs until 13 weeks that doesn't leave much time.

    The trainer that I have been in contact with says he can take puppies as long as they have had their first vaccination. Isn't this risky?

    Sorry to be a pain. This is my first dog as an adult and I am like an expectant father... clueless and nervous.
     
  2. claire

    claire Guest

    we also took cassie to something like this. IT was at vets4pets and after they close on a saturday morning you can take ur puppy its free and ya sit in a circle and pass them round, wlk them round the chairs and other puppies then let then all off the lead for great big play it was so much fun, but we had to watch cassie cos she was lots bigger than other pups and knocked them flying lol
     
  3. claire

    claire Guest

    oh n ya get them weighed to its like having a baby lol
     
  4. AJ

    AJ Guest

    That's where we take ours! They love it!

    You can take them once they have had their first vaccination. As far as I know its the same everywhere. The "parties" are usually free and just focus on getting them socialised with people and other pups. The training classes you will have to pay for.

    It's best if you can talk to someone who has had a pup recently and get someone/where recommended or if your vet is any good they might be able to recommend someone.
     
  5. Mourne

    Mourne PetForums Junior

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    thanks for the replies, I apreciate it. I am just a worrier I guess

    Claire recommended John Uncle as a trainer to me when I joined these forums and he is the one I have been in contact with.

    thanks again.
     
  6. AJ

    AJ Guest

    Are you from Mansfield then? :)
     
  7. Mourne

    Mourne PetForums Junior

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    No - East London. John Uncle operates out of Muswell Hill, so it's not that far.
     
  8. AJ

    AJ Guest

    Oh right, just thought as Claire had recommended someone to you that you would be local to us. :)
     
  9. claire

    claire Guest

    it wasnt me
     
  10. Mourne

    Mourne PetForums Junior

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    not sure which claire it was now.
     
  11. AJ

    AJ Guest

    I think he's trying to confuse me accidently on purpose! ;)
     
  12. Mourne

    Mourne PetForums Junior

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    damn you saw through my cunning plan :)
     
  13. Jenny Olley

    Jenny Olley PetForums VIP

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    I think it was Carol who recommended him.
     
  14. Mourne

    Mourne PetForums Junior

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    :eek:

    God I am such a fluff brain. Apologies to Carol for getting confused.
     
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