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    I was wondering if it was safe to bring my 9 week old puppy to a meet? He's had his second set of shots and I have been walking him outside along trails by my school but never at doggy parks until he's had his 3rd set of shots just because you never know if someone is walking a sick dog.. I've read around and most of the comments jump from "Its ok to walk a puppy and have him interact with others dogs after 2nd set of shots" others say after 3rd set.. In my opinion i think its better to have a puppy interact with as many things, places, and animals as possible so he wont have such a hard time adjusting to new things later on.. kinda like a "been there done that" thing.. with that said, this weekend there's going to be a bulldog meet in my area and im hoping to take my Louie so he can be seen by other Bulldog owners and be critique.. his eyes have been kinda red lately and i was hoping to ask some Bulldog owners if they've had that with there Bulldog in person.. also ask them little things like what they feed their pup, what vet they go to, and just all around tips.. and also so Louie could socialize.. do you guys think this is a good idea? Me taking him with me to the meet?

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    My vet told me..NO Walking or parks until the final series of shots! I wouldn't take a nine week old puppy on any trails or anywhere where dogs and wildlife are.

    I know you want to socialize him..but honestly..he has plenty of time..and he shouldnt be anywhere out of his protected yard until after his last series of shots. It's an unnecessary risk.
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    got'cha. He does knock out pretty good after i take him for short walks but in the end it is safer just to hold off on the walks for a bit more.. I'll just have to tire him out by playing with him in the yard

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    My vet told me after the second set you are ok and he gave me a flyer on local socialization classes. I wouldnt hang out at dog park but if you are meeting up with people you know and their pets have had their shots I wouldnt be to concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    My vet told me..NO Walking or parks until the final series of shots! I wouldn't take a nine week old puppy on any trails or anywhere where dogs and wildlife are.

    I know you want to socialize him..but honestly..he has plenty of time..and he shouldnt be anywhere out of his protected yard until after his last series of shots. It's an unnecessary risk.
    I totally agree! There will be more Bulldog meets and plenty more opportunities to socialize your baby.

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    It's not the people you know that are of a concern! It's that you don't know whose been there before you and there is exposure even in your own unprotected yard. My vet forbids even trips to Petco where a ride in the cart is even not safe. I guess I'd think like this.. If its "safe" after 2nd series of shots...why have 3rd series?

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    2nd set is OK for starting interactions/socialization
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    @2BullyMama I agree you can start socializing after second set because my vets office has socialization meets every saturday and they say from 9 weeks on it is safe.

    If you want to play it safe wait tell the 3rd shot if that will give you a piece of mind.

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    I was always told wait until the third shot ............. and I say why risk it ....... I would wait.

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    You can always still go and take lots of PICTURES! You can still interact with other bully owners and ask your questions.

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    I think I'll just wait and take him next time there's a meet.. I have socialized him with a few dogs that I know are well kept and he's done wonderful with them! The few walks that I have taken him on he's loved and he comes back home pooped out lol he knocks out pretty much all night What are your thoughts on vet's? Should Bulldog owners deal with Vet's that specialize in this breed or would any vet do? I feel kind of iffy when a vet says "wow! A bulldog! I don't usually see these in my office!" -___-
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louie89 View Post
    I think I'll just wait and take him next time there's a meet.. I have socialized him with a few dogs that I know are well kept and he's done wonderful with them! The few walks that I have taken him on he's loved and he comes back home pooped out lol he knocks out pretty much all night What are your thoughts on vet's? Should Bulldog owners deal with Vet's that specialize in this breed or would any vet do? I feel kind of iffy when a vet says "wow! A bulldog! I don't usually see these in my office!" -___-

    ya..that would make me wonder too! I really think you need a vet that has Bully experience. They just have too many "special" attributes.. and I've heard horror stories about simple things that can cost a Bullys life. My vet doesn't "specialize" in Bullys but she has over 30 Bully's in her practice..and it's a small one vet office. She knows so much about them and never takes a shortcut.

    And..I applaud your decision to wait a bit to introduce Louie to te world. I remember how hard it was to wait..and my vet made us wait until he had his first rabies to take him on our local mountain trails..that was painful because Jake and I had to stay home while the rest got to go to the mountains.. That sucked!

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