Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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My vet told me that it was okay to do short walks around my house, if I felt confident that my neighbors took care of their dogs (which I do, except for Cujo down the street) but NOT to take her to parks, the beach, etc.
I was fortunate enough to not really encounter any dogs when she was younger on our walks...but they were very short and more to just get her used to the harness.
I would ask your vet, they know more about what is "going around" your area. Like my vet said parvo was a big problem at the beach and rabies on the other side of town...he actually had a chart of where rabies was found in our area.