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    Defaultshould I take my puppy to dog meetup?

    My lab is about 14 weeks old and was wondering if I should take him to an organized dog meet this weekend where there will be serveral dogs! He is up to date on all his shots, but I heard that you should wait until at 4 months to have your pup around several dogs! I want to socialize him but worry about him getting sick with something!

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    DefaultRe: should I take my puppy to dog meetup?

    If you know all these dogs, and know that they are gentle and respectful with puppies, and the adult dogs will be on leash, then maybe. But not if this is an off leash play session with adult dogs that you don't know.

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    DefaultRe: should I take my puppy to dog meetup?

    I believe that this is a off-leash event with adult dogs!

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    DefaultRe: should I take my puppy to dog meetup?

    then I, myself, wouldn't. Adult dogs, even friendly social ones, can be overwhelming and intimidating to a young puppy, and their experiences now can colour their personality permanently.

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    DefaultRe: should I take my puppy to dog meetup?

    How many dogs will there be? Do you know most of them? Since your pup has all their shots if you know the dogs I would probably take him and just keep his leash on or hold him and just see how it goes. I would probably not just let him loose with a bunch of adult dogs just for fear of him getting run over and hurt.

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    DefaultRe: should I take my puppy to dog meetup?

    IMO if this was my puppies 1st time meeting adults dog I would prefer to have him meet ONE adult dog, not several off-leash. It's very overwhelming and scary from the puppies perspective!
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    DefaultRe: should I take my puppy to dog meetup?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaytris
    then I, myself, wouldn't. Adult dogs, even friendly social ones, can be overwhelming and intimidating to a young puppy, and their experiences now can colour their personality permanently.
    Ditto! Too much too soon, I'd say.
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    DefaultRe: should I take my puppy to dog meetup?

    I agree, try with just one, preferably an adult gentle female, since they have that "mama" thing inside them that tells them to be gentle around pups.

    Also try puppy socialization lessons, those are great fun and they make really good friends there.


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