When is it safe to take a puppy out?
It’s a good idea to take puppies outside as soon as possible to get them used to different sounds, smells and experiences. However, they are at risk of catching nasty diseases until after they have had their second vaccinations. Until then, stick to the garden or carry your puppy outside in your arms.
Is My Puppy Allowed In The Garden
One thing we all want to do with our new puppy is to let them out in the garden to explore and have some fun. Even toilet training them as early as possible is something I’m sure we all strive to do. After contacting several vets regarding taking your puppy in your garden the general consensus was that you can. However, this has limitations, including:
Each vet advised on letting a puppy in the garden, providing the limitations above were met fully. As for taking them out in public, this should not be done until they are fully vaccinated.
When can a puppy go out in the garden?
Your puppy can go in the garden straight away – provided it’s secure. Make sure there are no holes or broken bits of fence that your puppy could sneak under or through. Reduce the risk of disease and clear your garden of any fox or cat poo before you let your puppy outside. If you have areas of gravel or decorative stone that your puppy may try to play with, or vegetable beds that you don’t want your puppy digging up, it’s a good idea to section these areas off with a temporary barrier.
Did you know that many garden plants are toxic to dogs? But there’s also a number of plants that have beneficial properties. Read more in our guide to creating a dog friendly garden.