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Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by rachel57, Aug 12, 2009.


  1. rachel57

    rachel57 PetForums Junior

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    So our 8 week old puppy is at the vets tomorrow for his 1st injections (im nervous tho) I have some questions i would like to ask the vet but i will probably forget when im there ! .When is the vet gonna say i can take him for a walk in public ? or do diffrent vets give diffrent advice ?. how often does he need walking each day ? Im a very keen walker so this wont be a problem as i enjoy it .can anyone else think of any questions that i should be asking ?.like i said i have a few of my own that i am going to ask but i dont want to miss out on any important info that he might give .
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  2. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    He wont be able to be walked until after the 2nd jab.

    With ais puppy so small, exercise should be limited, and there is various opinions on how much, so ill leave that to someone more experienced.

    When going to the vets, i find wriring things down beforehand helps. Also, dont take what they say as gospel in regards to feeding/growing/exercise etc, as they lack knowledge and training in these areas.
     
  3. james1

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    walkies wont be walkies like you know... you should be exercising them about 5 minutes for each month they are old. Any more any their bones/joins will suffer. It also increases their chances of getting arthritis in later life.

    At around 6 months you can do about 1/2hr - 40 minutes at most. If you see your dog flopping to the floor it is not because they dont want to walk its because you have exhausted them and they arent capable - walks should stop well before this.:)
    If its just had its firts injections then it shouldnt be going out at all - you have to wait until around 10 days after the second ones have kicked in before you can let them interact with other dogs.
    You should however put it in a satchel and take it with you around places you go - to let it see/smell/hear different things - the more the better, just remember to let it wee/poo before you do and give it some strokes when coming across new things :)
     
  4. rachel57

    rachel57 PetForums Junior

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    hes going tomorrow for his 1st injections so i wont be taking him out in public until its the right time . he goes out in our garden for play and toilet(supervised) only because we have no other pets and no cats in our area .thats a good way to remember about the age -time ratio .
    thanks
     
  5. sammyben

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    After the 2nd jab its normally 5 days to 1 week that they are allowed out after that. Our pup was also out in our garden until he was allowed out on proper walks but as someone has already said, not too much walking at a young age. Their bones dont fully develop until 12 months, we have a lab and they can be prone to hip problems so we only walk him for about 10 mins a time about 3/4 times a day and will increase this as he gets older x
     
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    hazel pritchard PetForums VIP

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    You could also ask vet if they run "puppy playschool",our vet does once they have had 1st jab,its a good time for the pups to socialise with other pups before they can go walkies
     
  7. Bobbie

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    The walkies thing does also depend on the size/breed of dog I would ask your vet about this. Also if you are walking mainly on hard ground their pads can get sore. A thing to watch for.
     
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