You can take your puppy for a walk for the very first time seven days after they have received the second round of vaccinations (ten to twelve weeks). Even though they have a much stronger immune system at this age than before, you still need to make sure that you keep them away from anything that can affect their health.
Luckily, research and vaccinations have made things easy for puppy owners. With the right vaccinations being administered at the right time, all the diseases that might pose a threat to the life of puppies can be prevented.
Now that we know that you need to socialize your puppies, when is the right time to start taking them outside? Well, this depends on where and at what age you are taking them outside.
This might include things such as aggression, anxiety, and fear. There might even be high levels of aggression when they hit adolescence. These problems are going to affect the health of your puppy in one way or another.
As a dog owner, you need to make sure that your dogs and puppies are healthy at all times. Having health issues with your puppies is dangerous since it might affect their growth and development. You need to follow the guidelines discussed above when taking your puppies outside, for walks, and to the park.
How can I toilet train my puppy if they can’t go outside?
Probably the first thing you will be thinking about when wondering “when can my puppy go outside?” is toilet training. Ideally you will have a puppy proofed garden, although they should still be supervised outside at all times. To help reduce the risk of disease, it is best to use a space where no other dogs have access, except ones that you know the vaccination history of – such as your own or other family dogs. While this doesn’t eliminate the chance of your puppy picking up an infectious illness, it does reduce the likelihood of this happening. This way, your puppy is already getting the experience of being outside in a safe environment.
What do I need to know about puppy vaccinations?
Vaccinations are highly recommended (and essential if they’re going abroad or into boarding kennels) as they protect puppies and dogs from serious infectious diseases. There are many different forms of vaccine, and your daytime vet will be able to advise you about which one are essential for your pet. Puppies are typically given an initial course (two vaccinations two to four weeks apart) from the age of eight weeks (although they can be vaccinated as early as four weeks). Your puppy will then require a booster vaccination at six or 12 months of age.
Please do not contact Vets Now about vaccinations. We are a pet emergency service and will be unable to help or provide advice. Please speak to your daytime vet when they are open.
The TRUTH About Puppy Vaccinations
Desperate to take your puppy outside? Find out when it’s safe for you to take them on their first big adventure into the big, wide world.
It’s hardly surprising that you want to take your puppy out to experience the wonders that exist beyond the confines of your home – to meet fellow puppies, break in their lead and be stopped by endless streams of passers-by, all craving the chance of a cuddle with your new best friend. However it is not safe for young, unvaccinated puppies to go outside just yet.