at what age can a puppy go outside
on Jun 20th 2009
in Health & Safety
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Any age just to go potty or something, but a puppy should have all of it's shots to meet other dogs or spend long periods of time outside. Talk to your vet to see if your puppy has gotten all of his or her shots.
Jet answered on 6/20/09. Helpful? / 0
as long as you watch them you can take them out at 8 weeks old
I had Bella outside to start potty training at a day shy of 10 weeks.
She already had her first set of puppy shots which are given at 8 weeks.
I think so long as you have those, and avoid spots where other dogs deficate then you should be fine.
ABSOLUTLY! DO NOT TAKE HER OUT UNTIL SHE HAS HAD HER PARVO SHOT!!! (VERY DEADLY DISEASE PUPPIES CAN GET REALLY EASY; MOST DIE)
The period between 6-12 weeks is a dangerous time. One sniff where a sick dog relieved itself in the last 6 months can bring on parvo or another life threatening disease. Fail to expose it to strangers, including men, women, children, noise, etc. and you could end up with a misfit you can't take out in public. They also need continuing contact with other dogs, but it must be limited to ones you know are getting good care. This link has some good ideas on safe socialization, www.apdt.com
With a new puppy every year, I enjoy having a fenced backyard I can keep sick dogs out. My puppies usually come at 7 weeks. Nothing is perfect, but it beats those in apartments that must share the grass with unknown dogs.
Don't count on shots doing any good, see www.avma.org
Before 6 weeks, the puppy should be with its mother and litter. After 12 weeks, the dangers of parvo still exist.
Aster answered on 6/21/09. Helpful? / 0