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01-14-2008, 03:06 PM
should i wait to start taking lmy puppy places and what not cause i want him to be a very social dog. there are two parks near me where there is a lake that dog's can go to and there is petco near me

01-14-2008, 03:17 PM
It's great to start socialising early but I've heard it's best to wait taking them to parks and pet stores until they've had at least their 2nd (?) set of shots as they don't yet have the immunity to some diseases. Most puppy classes require age specific vaccinations to enter classes. I hope someone will be more help than myself.

01-14-2008, 04:14 PM
Hi again!

I just posted a link in the crate training request.

Here is a link to the Bichon Information Station. Don't worry that is it "Bichons," as the links go to essays which apply for almost all dogs! It is a great resource.

Scoll down, watching the middle column. You will see PUPPY INFO. Under that is a link for an essay, "Socializing is Mandatory."


Good for you getting some info up front!