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Our new puppy is getting her first injections next week, she will be 8 weeks old. How long before she can go to the house of a dog owner (in-laws)? Obviously she wouldn't be mixing with the dog at this stage cos she is far too small and he is huge compared to her (he is a lab/collie cross), 14 years old but still has energetic days so we wouldn't let him near her yet until she gets much bigger but was just wondering when its safe to take her to people's houses, only inside, also when are they allowed outside? Our previous dog was 4 months old when we got him so this is all new to us.

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Two weeks after the second injection (or it might be one week - check with the vet). There is no rush to take puppy out and about - give her chance to grow and for her immune system to develop.

My friend's puppy has just survived parvovirus despite being vaccinated. He very nearly lost his life and would have done had it not been for the skills of the veterinary staff. This is not a common thing but does happen occasionally so make sure puppy doesn't wallow about in muddy places and drink from suspect water sources. Personally, with all the dog faeces and bugs about I reckon the safest place for puppies is at home until they have grown a bit.

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As has been said before, its 2 weeks after the 2nd injection. If you were to take him into another dogs home, I'd make sure the other dog was vaccinated too where possible, especially at such a young age. I'd be tempted to keep him mainly indoors for a while yet, but gradually increase the time you do take him out as he needs exposure to certain bugs to be able to build an immune system :)

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Congratulations Jillybabes!

 

I love cocker spaniels and have a little working cocker. I hope you're ready for the energy lol. Cockers love to be outside and love swimming!!

 

As the others have said, wait two weeks after the second jab before letting her outside but don't leave it too late before you start introducing her to different things. Our cocker was outrunning our great dane at four months old and hasnt stopped since!

 

i hope I get to meet her :D You must bring her to the jubilee celebration at Godfreys, it would be good socialisation for her too.

 

Any pics for us? :)

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iv always been told off vets that aslong as the dog that you take him/her to see is vaccinated and its indoors you will be fine

 

it should be fine really, but there is a small risk always. theres a risk when you get a new puppy and bring it home to live with the dog you already have. its the same really, i think? but my cocker was fine when we brought her home to our great dane who was fully vaccinated as most pups are. its just best to minimise the risk wherever possible.

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Looking forward to the pics :)

 

Two get ups in the night? Was this to let her ut or for cries? I always thought you should ignore cries. Cockers are massive attention seekers too. Mine has perfected it.

 

She has to ask if she is allowed on the settee and if I say no, she'll go and dance around on the rug and if I ignore this, she'll scoot across it cos she knows it makes me laugh (as gross as it is)

 

yesterday, I'd left a mirror propped up in the living room and she was looking at herself in it and gave her reflection a little growl. i giggled at her so she danced around and did it more.

 

so funny but so naughty at times :hihi:

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We always tell clients that as long as the dog they are meeting is fit and well and all vacs are up to date then all should be well. Socialisation is very important ,especially if it is a family members dog which you need to be friends, ie for holidays etc, the sooner the better really

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