puppy not fully vaccinatedSo, you want your puppy to start socializing before they’re fully vaccinated? Perhaps you’ve had enough peeing accidents at home and you’re tempted to take the little one outside? Let’s explore the pros and cons of taking your unvaccinated puppy outside.

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Depending on your location, your puppy might only be fully vaccinated at the age of 16 weeks or even later. Until that happy day, you should keep them indoors: Exposing your unvaccinated puppy to the various viruses of the world can be very dangerous, even if this world is your backyard.

But when puppies reach the fabulous age of 7-9 weeks, they start to be curious and eager to learn things – including the valuable lesson that peeing on a newspaper is okay. Although it’s way better than peeing on the carpet, you might like to take your puppy’s house training to the next level and teach them to pee outside.

What should you do? How can you take advantage of their progress without risking their life?

Vet It with Your Vet

Despite the urge to watch them stumble cutely on your lawn, don’t make any moves before consulting your vet and getting an expert opinion. The vet will know if it’s safe enough for your puppy to go outside.

Got a positive answer? Excellent – here’s how to proceed:

Carry your puppy in your arms or inside a dog backpack. It’s a great way for them to start exploring from above. Take them to a quiet spot where there aren’t many other dogs.

Let your puppy have short toilet breaks, and allow them to watch things from a distance. Don’t let your puppy sniff other dogs’ pee or poo or get close to other dogs – they’ll have their whole life to enjoy it once fully vaccinated.

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