Field Trip Safety!
Read below about how we aim to keep all our puppies safe and healthy on Puppy Field Trips.
Safer Socialization Strategies with Young Puppies
There is zero health risk in bringing your puppy along and carrying them; they still get exposure to noises, sights, meet various people etc.
If you are going to let your pup walk a bit on the sidewalk, we will avoid all dog poop (in sidewalk planter boxes, etc), we will only have the pups interact with other pups who have also had at least one set of vaccinations or healthy adult dogs who we screen, we will wipe their paws with baby wipes before crating them again. In addition to the clean, dry surfaces in select neighborhoods and locations, these are all measures which even further reduce risk.
We will also have a spray bottle with a highly diluted bleach mixture if anyone would feel better spraying outdoor surface before putting pup down.
Natural pet stores carry a variety of immune boosters (just like you would give a child before starting kindergarten) such as puppy vitamin C, etc
Please feel free to contact us with any further questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage you to read the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior's Position Statement on Puppy Socialization states that "the primary and most important time for puppy socialization is the first three months of life. During this time puppies should be exposed to as many new people, animals, stimuli and environments as possible." Veterinary behaviorist and author of Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog, Dr. Kenneth Martin, DVM also states "Just as puppies are vaccinated against infectious diseases... they also need to be "vaccinated" against behavior problems. Lack of exposure during the socialization period can be just as detrimental as a bad experience."