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In a Puppy Pickle

Hi all

Im in a bit of a pickle..

we brought our puppy home this past sunday, he is 10 weeks going on 11 weeks.

he has his last shots on January 10th

Christmas is at my family members house, 30mins away.. And they have a dog..

Im not sure what to do, from what im told and have read, he shouldn't be around other dogs yet, before the last shot..

And im also worried about leaving him home alone, which id rather not do as it would be too long (prob 5-7hrs gone)

Any suggestions on what others would do in this situation?

Thanks for your advice!

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take him., not to worry.

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Absolutely! Listen to Dave. Socialization, as long as you don't overwhelm him, is SO important!!!

Just make sure he doesn't become a "play thing" for the children, or something to be snuggled and squealed over by the adults. Put him in a quiet room, in his crate, and ask people to come and visit with him quietly, a couple at a time. Ask everyone to sit on the floor with him if they are able... Puppies can be wiggly and jump, and that can permanently damage their growing bones. If an elderly relative wants to meet him, you hold him, and let them pat and talk to him.

As far as the other dog is concerned, if it is very quiet, and they are SURE that it gets along well with puppies, you can introduce them, first by letting the dog that lives there sniff him though the crate. If there is ANY chance that the dog will be rough, wild or unfriendly, keep the door closed between them. A bad experience with another dog is worse than not meeting him at all.

Since he's pee pad trained, that part will be easy, but make sure you set an alarm to remind yourself to get him out often enough. It's easy for US to get distracted during a big family gathering too!


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Absolutely! Listen to Dave. Socialization, as long as you don't overwhelm him, is SO important!!!

Just make sure he doesn't become a "play thing" for the children, or something to be snuggled and squealed over by the adults. Put him in a quiet room, in his crate, and ask people to come and visit with him quietly, a couple at a time. Ask everyone to sit on the floor with him if they are able... Puppies can be wiggly and jump, and that can permanently damage their growing bones. If an elderly relative wants to meet him, you hold him, and let them pat and talk to him.

As far as the other dog is concerned, if it is very quiet, and they are SURE that it gets along well with puppies, you can introduce them, first by letting the dog that lives there sniff him though the crate. If there is ANY chance that the dog will be rough, wild or unfriendly, keep the door closed between them. A bad experience with another dog is worse than not meeting him at all.

Since he's pee pad trained, that part will be easy, but make sure you set an alarm to remind yourself to get him out often enough. It's easy for US to get distracted during a big family gathering too!
thank you!! great advice, yet again from you! really appreciate you taking the time to give it!

we just got back from our first vet appt, and they said the same thing!

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