Zoey is 3months old and I would like to get her socializing as soon as possible. She will have her 3rd set of shots on Monday. When would it be a good idea to send her to doggie day care so she can start socializing with the other dogs?
The doggy day care I'm going to send Ender to when we bring him home (he's 3 months old as well) takes puppies after their second set of shots but require rabies and neutering by 6 months old. Puppies are kept seperate from the older dogs.
I socialised my Saska at* 12 weeks old, she is very friendly with other dogs in fact she loves them all. I think it was well worth it, although we have to talk to every dog we see when we are out which can be a bit annoying, but I would prefer that than her being aggressive or frightened of other dogs.
I don't send my puppy or plan onit either to aday care but I do let him socialize with my neighbors dogs. They are yellow labs as well. They are like 2 yrs and 11 yrs. They adore my puppy and protecthim from eachother! Its funny. I have had 2 labs now and I believe in getting them use to other dogs as early as possible with regards to safety and such.
I started socailizing Jack as early as possible ( I think he was around 8 weeks old ofcourse he was only with dogs we know - we got him when he was only 5 weeks ) we went to puppy kindergarden and my mom has four dogs plus friends and other familys dogs.
Now he is VERY friendly with all dogs and children. I say socialize your puppy as much as possible ( That's what our trainer told us to do)