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Emma-Louise



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:11 pm    Post subject: When can she go in the garden? Reply with quote

Hello,

Our pup belle is 8 weeks old today, she is getting her 1st injection today and another in 2 weeks then a week after that she can go on the ground and mix with other dogs....

My question is; The going on the ground thingy what is it preventing? Or is the emphasis more on the mixing with other dogs?

The weather is getting nice again here, 23 degrees today and the older one Eva spends all day in the garden.....

So after my rambling... what I am trying to ask is....... can Belle go outside in the garden or do we have to wait the full 3 weeks for that also?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:19 pm    Post subject: Garden Reply with quote

If your garden is secure she can go in and she will love exploring with Eva Very Happy
She needs to be able to go out for housetraining anyway Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you don't have strange dogs coming into your garden, then she can be going out there straight away.

Usually the breeder will advise new owners about this, particularly when talking about house training your puppy, which needs to start straight away using your garden.

keeping a puppy off the ground, refers to situations where you are taking her outside to socialise her and get her used to traffic etc. If strange dogs have possibly been walking there then keep her off the ground until she is fully vaccinated.

With dogs you don't know - you can not guarrantee that they have been vaccinated at all, so may be carrying all the 'nasties' you will be vaccinating your puppy against.

It is okay however for her to play and mix with dogs you DO know have been vaccinated and are up to date on their boosters. (but only on areas where no other strange dogs have been)
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Maggi



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She can go in garden so long as she can't escape and doesn't get cold. Mine go out from 4 weeks if the weather is nice.

You can take her out and about in the car or in your arms too so she gets used to the big world. You should not put her down in the park or other places where there are lots of other dogs, but it is not worth getting too paranoid as we all go out ourselves and bring things back on our shoes and the other dogs paws. Common sense is all that is required. She cna go on any dog free ground so she can go to other people's houses or gardens for example.

Happy puppy exploring.
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Emma-Louise



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This sounds like excellent news!

We've had her 2 weeks now and both the vet and breeder were pretty strict on not letting her outside! But it is probably as we're in Spain and there are a lot of stray doggies that could carry nasties..... but that's on walks, the garden is different.....

When we walk Eva we carry Belle in our arms......in the car she either goes in a basket or in the non-drivers arms depending on the length of journey..... probably won't put her on a harness in the car until we're sure she has full control of her bowels! She also comes to happy hour with us! Little walk on the sea-front then a cheeky beverage or 2 sitting in the Spanish sun!

Should I ask the vet when we're there later or just let her out? maybe depends on which vet we see... some are stricter than their colleagues...

The garden is totally secure (it is probably just my plants and veggies that won't be Very Happy ) and it is definately not cold.....

Toilet training has been soooo difficult trying to train her in a corner on a incontinence pad! The garden would be so much easier!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't bother to ask the vet (probably shouldn't say that!!) as there are some VERY strange ideas amongst vets here on continent! She'll be fine in your garden just watch she doesn't eat any strange plants.

Many vets here still seriously believe you should not neuter dogs - yet they have no problem with people having puppies and drowning them. I think if I were you I'd just smile sweetly. I promise you everyone in other countries let their pups outside as soon as they get them - possibly your vets are so strict because many people in Spain and France don't have enclosed gardens or live in apartments with communal gardens so they have to emphasise or people would put their pups at risk.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As the others have said, as long as other dogs don't come into your garden, and she can't escape from it, then she can go out there as much as she likes. The ground that she can't go on is where other dogs, who might not be vaccinated, have access to, so where she can pick up disease before she has full immunity.

Please don't try to train her to toilet indoors on paper or a pad; that's teaching her that toileting indoors is the right thing to do, and she'll get very confused and distressed when she has to unlearn it - I'm sure you don't want her still doing it as an adult! Shocked Take her outside for every toileting - it's easier on everyone and perfectly safe.

Good luck! A new puppy is so exciting!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

Well we had a great day Saturday! 23 degrees and 2 doggies happily playing the garden!



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awwwww
Sooooh cute
Thanks for posting, they grow so fast, can't believe that Daisy is 9 months old already and as big as Dylan Shocked

Puppy snuggles and warm sunshine, how wonderful Laughing
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