New puppy questions???
You’ll probably get it at around 8-9 weeks. Generally, 2nd set of inoculations are at 12 weeks – at which point you can then take him/her out to the park. In the meantime, generally it’s safe to come into contact with people who have inoculated dogs. While you’re waiting for the jabs, you should take him/her out every day for a walk in your arms – sit outside a coffee shop and let people stop and say hello (which they will if it’s a Bedlington puppie – mucho cutey I should think). And let other dogs (on leads, it’s ok to ask if they’ve had jabs) have a sniff so that your little one starts to get socilaised. Take it for a drive most days and at the end, lots of fuss or playing and treats – so that it associates going in the car with something fun at the end.
Best of luck with him – Bedlingtons are lovely dogs. Good choice.Posted 4 years agogeorgecats_0Member
Looking forward to getting our first puppy at the beginning of school holidays (Bedlington terrier ), but not wishing to look a numpte in front of the breeder (though I’m sure he’s heard it all before) what’s the score with inoculations? When is it safe to come into contact with other dogs left behind etc?Posted 4 years agoscunnyMember
When i got our pup 10 months ago i waited untill the 12 week mark to get his 2nd jabs. When i got to the Vet she said that vaccinations changed a few year ago and they can now be done straight away, meaning i could have had him out a lot earlier.Posted 4 years ago
Could have prevented things like this! (unlikely)LazgoatMember
When we got our puppy earlier this year the breeder said to make sure the vaccinations were not done too soon or to closer together as this could overload the puppy’s immune system leading to problems later on. This might be breed specific though, Duck Tolling Retriever, so ask the breeder when exactly to vaccinate.Posted 4 years ago
We’re in a similar situation, getting a Lab x Patterdale cross in 3 weeks and very excited. We were going to get a Vizsla but it all turned sour at the last moment and a bizarre chain of events led us down a certain route to getting this little beauty.
I heard from 2 vets and the breeder that we can get vaccinations from between 6-8 weeks and then at 10 weeks with 2 weeks after being the time we can let her out to socialise with dogs we don’t know and walk in areas we’re not familiar. Spoke to the puppy training people and as all dogs have had their first jabs at least we are OK to take her down to training even though she will only be 10 weeks old and just had her 2nd jabs.Posted 4 years agopingu66Member
Ask freinds and family or the breeder to recomend a good vet in your area. Follow their advice strictly. It’s the first few weeks at home wih you that he/she will be most vulnerable to infections. I can’t recall how long it is between jabs etc exactly. I know you will just want to take them out straight away but take heed of what your vet tells you.
Also get as much early socialisation in as possible. People places sights and sounds, and find a training school where you can go and learn how to interact and understand your new family member. You can start getting him used to the lead around the house as well.
Enjoy, love Bedlington terriers.Posted 4 years agodashedMember
Generally collect at 8 weeks, some vets want you to have them for a week before any jabs to ensure they don’t have any infections (run down immune system plus inoculations not a good idea) then 2 weeks between first and second jabs.
Basically ring your vets and see when they’ll do them, but don’t try and rush things and take their advice.
I’d suggest the opposite to DD’s though and don’t take mine out until they are fully clear, not worth the risk and plenty of time for socialising. I nearly lost a 9 week old lab puppy a few years ago, they go downhill so quickly at that age and inoculations only protect against the really nasty stuff like distemper and parvo – plenty of other infections your pup can pick up and even a bad case of the squits can be very serious at that age.Posted 4 years agodaftvaderMember
She’s just turned 1 ish… rescued at around 16 weeks. As for the training its gone ok. Not done any puppy classes but just used common sense. Getting recall sorted is the best thing I did, I used a whistle which cuts through any noise. She is a treat for me but not so much for mrs vader. Plus mini vader lets her jump all over him and that means she is a bit of a nightmare round kids, but I am working on that. Tbh I couldnt ask for a better family dog and am looking forward to starting to ride with her….Posted 4 years agoLazgoatMember
One more bit of advice regarding Vets advice: We registered our 7month old Toller puppy at a vets because the breeder said they are the most knowledgeable of the breed in the area and one of the vets actually has one. They are recommending we have her spayed before she’s 1yr old, like now, before she’s had a season even. All the breeders we’ve spoken to have said absolutely not to as she’s still developing and her character, temperament and coat could change dramatically if we do.
In a nutshell, speak to as many breeders as possible as there may be some quirks with the breed that the vet’s aren’t that aware of.Posted 4 years ago
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