How much time you should devote to your dog's walk, at what hours and how to enjoy it. Take note of the factors that must be taken into account.
When we adopt a puppy or our dogs have young we must know that we can't take it out the first day. The dogs' bodies must still be formed and it is up to us to remain healthy until they become strong enough to go outside. Therefore, in Bekia we tell you what should you do and what will the veterinarian do with your pet before he can go out to socialize and walk in the street or park with you.
Preparing your dog to go outside
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From that your pet is 2 months old and we can take it to the vet So you get the first vaccine. If we do not adopt the dog at 3 months and do not have any vaccine on, we can start with the first one. This is the one that will help protect our pet from distemper and parvovirosis, hepatitis, leptospirosis and adenovirosis. The vaccine that includes protection for all these diseases is the so-called DA2PP or DHLPP combination.
Prevention as a requirement
Four weeks later we must vaccinate again to the can. The combination of vaccines will be similar, since when you stop drinking breast milk your body is more unprotected against diseases that your immune system may not find yet well formed. Again, 4 weeks later and when the puppy is already between 4 and 4 months old he has to repeat one last dose of this combination. It’s up to the vet to make us wait a couple of weeks or a month and then he will put our dog rabies or rabies vaccine (mandatory in many countries and autonomous communities in our country). From this moment your pet will be ready to go out.
Control vaccination deadlines
When our puppy can already go outside
Once you have the approval of the veterinarian to go outside we can go out with him to enjoy. It is convenient that, before the dog has all the vaccines on, go out with him for a walk in his arms or in a basket. In this way you will get used to the sounds of the street: cars, people, music. and so he will take the taste for the day that I can really walk by her feel at ease and without being too scared. It is normal that the first days do not enjoy the ride. You can practice at home with the leash so that he learns to walk with you properly.
Remember that bring a few goodies Dog in your pocket will be excellent to teach you how to behave outside the home. Now that your puppy can leave now you just have to take a minimum walk three times a day, teach him to do his needs outside the home and have a great time outdoors.
From which vaccine can the puppy be taken to the street?
Long ago it was said that it was not good to take the puppies out until they had completed their vaccination schedule, that is, until they had received the last puppy vaccine, because they were not protected against disease and could be spread. This is partly true, because without the protection offered by vaccines they can be infected with some diseases, but it leaves aside a fundamental fact: the importance of the socialization stage of the puppy.
The socialization stage, in general, goes from the month to the three months of life of the dogs, so it largely coincides with the period in which the animal receives the vaccines. In it, the puppy learns the behaviors of the canine species and establishes relationships with the environment. That is, he begins to know the world around him and the people, objects and animals in him.
Bad socialization can cause, among other things, fears and phobias. This is because, as has been said, in the socialization stage it is when he begins to discover things like cars, motorcycles, other dogs, children, people of different races, etc. In this way, it is very convenient that he assimilate them then so that later, as an adult, he does not recognize them as something strange and harmful to what to fear. Thus, it is beneficial to go out in that period for the future mental health of the animal, and the fact that a dog has not finished its vaccination schedule does not mean that it should become a "bubble dog", isolated from the world. In this way, we see how it is not necessary to wait for a specific vaccine to start taking the puppy to the street. Of course, precautions should be taken to prevent it from contracting diseases that can be fatal such as canine parvovirosis.
How to get my puppy without vaccinating?
As we have seen, it is not positive to isolate the dog at this stage and it is extremely dangerous to let it wander uncontrollably, so it is convenient to opt for an average. That is, the answer to the question of whether you can take your puppy out without vaccines is yes, but carefully.
So, it might be advisable avoid contact oflpuppy with other dogs, if you are not absolutely sure that they are healthy and properly vaccinated. Also, the child should not be in contact with urine or stools of other animals. To achieve this, you can take intermittent short walks, since it is not necessary to do it every day, just two or three times a week. During these walks with the unvaccinated puppy, you should avoidplaces that can be asource of contagion of diseases, such as puddles, areas with stagnant water or suburbs, in addition to corners or areas where they have been able to urinate or defecate other dogs. In short, just let him walk and sniff in areas that are apparently clean.
On the other hand, although there is no dirt in the area, it is recommended to prevent the animal from licking the ground or any other surface, correcting it when it does, and even better, when it will do so. You can also carry the puppy in arms, although it is not appropriate to abuse it because it can end up causing excessive attachment of the animal to its owner. In this sense, in most stores of accessories for animals, and even on the Internet, they sell a kind of backpacks in which the animal can be placed making the task more comfortable. Another totally valid option is to take it in your arms to the clean place where we will let it down.
It is also not necessary to enclose the animal in a room when we receive visits from people and other dogs, or ask our friends or family not to come to our house thinking that they could infect the puppy. Of course, we should always be sure that these animals are properly vaccinated and dewormed, and we should also prevent visitors from touching the puppy with dirty hands.
And after the last vaccine, when can you leave?
Once the vaccination calendar is finished, the puppy you can start going outside without restrictions, interacting with other dogs, sniffing and knowing new environments. Likewise, we can begin to educate him for this purpose, accustoming him first to the use of the collar and the leash. To do this, we recommend consulting our article on "How to walk the puppy on a leash for the first time".
On the other hand, keep in mind that your education is not only based on socialization and walking correctly, it is also important to work with it the inhibition of bite, basic orders, rules of coexistence, etc., in order to improve the link between both and keep the animal's mind always stimulated. Check out our article on "When to start educating a puppy" to find out what to teach in each of its stages.
This article is purely informative, at ExpertAnimal.com we have no power to prescribe veterinary treatments or make any kind of diagnosis. We invite you to take your pet to the veterinarian in case he presents any type of condition or discomfort.
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Recommendations for your first walks
- To enjoy your first walk the most important is that your dog is vaccinated of all viral diseases indicated by the veterinarian. If not, it will be exposed to many pathogens that can even end the v> If you are one of those who think that walking the dog on a daily basis is not essential and that you can spend some other day without stepping on the street you should know the benefits of the walk in both the dog and you, its owner.
- Entertainment, activ>Although you are lucky to have a house with large dimensions and garden areas, think that it is always advisable to take your pet for a walk. You will get to have a happy dog that behaves correctly at home and in society, that does not destroy everything within its reach and that sleeps peacefully all night. The walk routine will give your dog the stability it needs.
When do I start taking my puppy for a walk?
As we announced a few days ago through Social Networks, we have new litter in Cenla whose parents are Jasmin and Bobby. Eight puppies Labrador Retriever color black They are waiting for you. Are you going to be one of his new human friends? If so, we want to give you some advice that, if it is your first puppy at home, you will surely need. We are referring to the question of: "When can I take my dog to the street?"
A question that, as you can imagine, generates many doubts when it comes to acquiring a puppy. Today we clarify them with 5 steps:
- Once you have the puppy at home, which can usually be separated from the mother after two months of age, never before, before taking it out to the street you must take it to the veterinarian to continue its deworming as well as the mandatory vaccines.
- The vaccination process normally ends at 3 or 4 months of life of the puppy. Once this process is finished, you can start taking the dog for a walk. However, it is very important that you do not take it out early, as we would put your life at risk by increasing the chances of suffering from diseases.
- Once the dog can already step on the street without risk, it is time for the socialization, process in which the dog socializes with other dogs and humans. A process in which you will have a lot to do since the aggressiveness and / or fears of the dog is at stake in the future.
- So important is this socialization process that should begin as soon as possible, and generally, it should be even before the end of the third vaccine. In this case, you should take it out in your arms during short periods of time, controlling that it does not smell or pee or poop of other dogs, and away from potentially dangerous areas as are the parks frequented by them.
- From 4 monthsAs for the frequency and time of the walks, the puppies are much more active than when they become adults. That is why we advise minimum 3 walks a day, in the morning, at noon and at night. However, we must remember that they are still puppies and we must not tire them, so we must be aware of it and make stops if necessary, especially on hot days.
We know that as the days go by, many more doubts will arise in different aspects. That's why in Cenla, with the sale of the puppy, we provide you with a dossier with all the documentation and instructions on how to take care of it and educate him. In addition, we will deliver you to puppyproperly dewormed and with full health guarantee. Contact us and fill your home with dog joy!