When can the dog go out? When can I safely go out to meet other dogs, see new places, and socialize? It may be frightening to let a puppy go out for the first time, but going out is an important part of puppy development. 8-week-old puppies can go outdoors in your backyard for potty training, exercise, play, and study, but taking them to public places can be a bit tricky. Please follow these tips to start taking your little guy outside and introducing him to the world.

When Can Puppies Go Outside

Your veterinarian is the best person to advise when your puppy can go out, but usually, they will advise not to bring them into any public place about 2 weeks after the second vaccination. This gives them time to develop a natural immune response to their second vaccine, thereby reducing their risk of contracting a disease that is routinely vaccinated.

When you pick up your puppy from the breeder or relocation center, please remember to ask what vaccines they have been vaccinated (and check whether their mother has also been vaccinated), so that your veterinarian can continue this Agreement and let you know exactly when it is safe to really start letting your puppy out.

Can I Socialize My Puppy At Home?

Not all dogs kept at home for the first eight weeks were aggressive or unfriendly. When we were asked to stay at home for disease control, many of us responded. So it must be possible for the dog to socialize at home?

This is the advice of some experts. They suggest that you arrange for dozens of different people to come to your home every week to expose your puppy to as many new experiences (vision, sound, and texture) as possible. All this helps.

But it can not really replace the sound and smell of entering the world, seeing cars and trucks passing, watching crowds of people passing, and emerging new experience opportunities.

How Can I Socialise My Puppy If They Can’t Go Out?

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First of all, use any outdoor space you have facing the road (such as the driveway), so that your dog can experience as much as possible – such as observing passers-by, traffic, delivery men, birds, and other local wildlife and all that they can experience in the “dog free” (as “disease-free” as far as possible). If other dogs can enter your driveway, please make sure to hold your dog in your arms when performing this operation. If there is no fence in this area, your dog should be securely tied to the rope.

Don’t underestimate the power of sound in your home – you can start by quietly playing road traffic noise, or even gently playing fireworks videos in the background. Then, as long as your puppy relaxes, you can increase the volume slightly and do it in stages. Remember, this should never be an excessive amount of training, and it is best to keep the training time short and sweet.

Although this is a good start, your puppy needs to see and experience more in these early “pre-vaccination” weeks. Keep in mind that behavioral problems are still the main reason why dogs need to be resettled – so you need to strike a balance between safety and sociality. If in doubt, you can talk to a qualified dog behaviorist for additional advice and skills.

The Do’s and Don’ts

When you help her discover that the world is a friendly place, here are some precautions to minimize the risk of infection in your puppy.

Before your puppy’s vaccination is complete:


Unless you are sure that the ground is not contaminated, please bring your puppy

If all participating puppies are vaccinated for the first time, please consider enrolling your puppies in a well-supervised pup class. This is especially important if you do not have friends with vaccinated dogs.

Hold your puppy safely in your arms if necessary. As your puppy grows up, it may be a stress, but there are some tools that can help you. Let’s take a look at those.


Do not put your puppy where other dogs shit or urinate

Don’t let your puppy play with strange dogs, no matter how friendly they look

Don’t let your puppy play with your friend’s dogs unless they are fully vaccinated

The Last Word

The current view is that from the age of eight weeks, puppies need to contact a variety of people and experiences to prevent fear and aggression. Be careful and carry your puppy until she is vaccinated. Shoulder bags will help reduce stress!