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Old 10-01-2015, 12:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I took Javelin many places starting right after I brought him home. I brought him to my obedience club but did not let him greet dogs he didn't know there, just people, until after 2nd round of shots. I took him to Petsmart and other stores, but put him in the cart or carried him to avoid unexpected face to faces with other dogs. I started walking him in my area about a week or two after his 2nd set of shots, but made sure I did it at times when I knew dog traffic was slow and also stayed away from puddles and bushes and the like. He is now 20 weeks old, had his rabies and final puppy shots a while ago and is now fully street legal.

Here is a link to an article about the risks of parvo vs. the risks of not doing early socialization. 5.06 Parvovirus vs. Insufficient Socialization | Dog Star Daily
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Old 10-01-2015, 02:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I think Sophie Ann and Lily Cd gave you the best advice. Find something (a carrier you hold or a wheeled carrier you push) and take your dog with you. I used to put the carrier in a shopping cart at pet stores and took Dakota there before he was fully vaccinated. Take the carrier to the parks and let him meet children. You get the idea. Find whatever carrier works for you and take him out and about. No waiting necessary.

Also, let him start dragging a leash around the house to start getting used to it. Sophie was also right about not starting out with a leash outside for the first time he is attached to one. I used to tether Dakota to me inside so he was quite used to a leash when we started walking outside. That doesn't mean he didn't pull, but being leashed was not a problem in itself.
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Old 10-01-2015, 03:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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She's fine on the leash that's how we take her outside otherwise she be eating stones, weeds, etc. we have her on a long retractable, the leash isn't the problem. Needless to say, I think people would find it strange her going around in a stroller, so I"m not too kean on that idea, I know of someone in the area who did that with a multi something and it looked very odd....afterall how does her mind connect the experience in the stroller with the experience if that makes sense. I'm happy that worked with you but i don't feel its practical for me. I guess I'm going to have to go with my gut on this and just wait it out. She gets her last booster at 12 weeks and then a few days after that, she should be able to go out so I'll have to get a lot in in 4 weeks but it can be done...
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Old 10-01-2015, 03:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Me thinks you give up easily. So a wheeled carrier is not your thing. That's fine. How about a soft sided carrier you can use in the car, at the vets, and open the top and put in shopping carts? You think your puppy smelling someone's hand in a store or at the park while sitting/standing in a carrier is still not exciting to her? She has to have her feet on the ground to be socialized? I think not but it's your dog.
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Here's the advice I always give: get a stroller! You can take your pup most places--and safely--in a stroller. Maizie graduated to walking on a leash in public places 3 weeks after her final puppy shot (she also outgrew the stroller by then), but 2 weeks after the final shot is usually safe.
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Me thinks you give up easily. So a wheeled carrier is not your thing. That's fine. How about a soft sided carrier you can use in the car, at the vets, and open the top and put in shopping carts? You think your puppy smelling someone's hand in a store or at the park while sitting/standing in a carrier is still not exciting to her? She has to have her feet on the ground to be socialized? I think not but it's your dog.
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Agreed, MiniPoo!

If you are worried about people making fun of you, well, that's pretty much par for the course with a puppy (or kids!). You've got to just do what needs to be done in the dog's best interest.

Your puppy will undoubtedly be better off if she sees more of the world at a younger age. She will not be untrainable if she doesn't, but it will make things harder if you don't take advantage of this developmental window.

We've offered a lot of solutions here and you seem to have dismissed every one of them. Do what you think is best, and try to think creatively.
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I've taken everyone's advice and I do appreciate it, because I'm a nurse I probably err on the side of caution, but I was hoping there were other people out there who may have and a parvo epidemic in there area and was wondering how they handled the situation and what they did with advice they received from both vet and breeder. I think my problem is that my city has an outbreak, persistent problem with parvo that is actively killing dogs and precautions are being put in place to protect pups and the like. Hence the need to put off socializing to a little later. I was hoping to hear from someone who may have gone through something similar with parvo and the situation of socializing a little later than normal. Thanks for all the advice I really do appreciate it.
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You really don't have to socialize later. I live in an area where Parvo is rampant. I took Misha to Lowes, Home Depot, mom and pop type stores, and brought a blanket from home and lined the cart with the blanket. Then she rode in the cart on my blanket and got to meet all sorts of people. I took her to friends houses and relatives houses that have dogs that I know are vaccinated.
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I've taken everyone's advice and I do appreciate it, because I'm a nurse I probably err on the side of caution, but I was hoping there were other people out there who may have and a parvo epidemic in there area and was wondering how they handled the situation and what they did with advice they received from both vet and breeder. I think my problem is that my city has an outbreak, persistent problem with parvo that is actively killing dogs and precautions are being put in place to protect pups and the like. Hence the need to put off socializing to a little later. I was hoping to hear from someone who may have gone through something similar with parvo and the situation of socializing a little later than normal. Thanks for all the advice I really do appreciate it.
Sounds like you are afraid to take your puppy out early even if you are carrying her because you think the risk of parvo is too great. Sorry you feel this way but we each have something we are paranoid about.
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Since you are a nurse, I am confident that reading about how parvo is transmitted will allay your fears and help you see that carrying the pup around is a reasonable and effective way to protect her:
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