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    Question Puppy Socialization vs Parvo Protection

    I just did a little research online about Parvo and it makes you not want to let your puppy out in public until after the full series of shots are complete. I am looking for suggestions on what you all do to protect against Parvo and properly socialize the puppy. Thanks.

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    No trips to dog park, PetCo or anywhere else with lots of dog traffic until the series of booster shots is done. You can have people over to your house for human socialization, and start puppy class at 16 weeks.

    Lots for you do to from 8-16 weeks to keep the pup stimulated and start good puppy manners. Plenty of time for dog socialization after 16 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwk56 View Post

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    Plenty of time for dog socialization after 16 weeks.

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    I've always thought the "fear" window starts to close around 16 weeks.

    Agree about the dog parks, etc. but I get them out to every public event I can find and expose them properly to all sorts of potentially "scary" things younger than 16 wks.

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    Clint, I live in the San Joaquin Valley about 100 miles north of you. Parvo is rampant here. I didn't take the risk with my pup. He never even experienced the front yard until the shots were finished. He turned out just fine.
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    We live in a town that has a rampant stray problem, and Parvo is a big issue too. It's a great excuse to get the pup out into the country!
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    Stick to concreted,non dog areas. I took my puppy to sit on a bench in front of a mall at 8 weeks.

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    I just recently moved in to a new home that I had built so the back yard was an open lot that any dog / coyote could go in and use. How do you make that now fenced in area safe? Will a bleach / water mixture sprayed with a Hudson sprayer be effective?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Watts View Post
    I just recently moved in to a new home that I had built so the back yard was an open lot that any dog / coyote could go in and use. How do you make that now fenced in area safe? Will a bleach / water mixture sprayed with a Hudson sprayer be effective?
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    That's what I figured.

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    Do you have reason to suspect the yard is contaminated?
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