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There are a lot of dog owners in my neighbourhood. I have been taking little Lola (she's 13 weeks old now) out walking on her harness but I am paranoid and terrified of the other dogs! Whenever I see another dog coming I pick her up! She's SO tiny compared to all of them. The other day a jack russell came up to her and the owner said he was very friendly.... the next minute he was snarling and barking at her!! I feel always on edge when I'm out and I don't trust any of them. To be honest Lola is totally uninterested in any other dogs. Today a little yorkie came to say hello (I checked he was a nice dog before letting Lola near him!) and he sniffed her butt but Lola was just backing away from him and wondering what the hell it was I think! She wasn't scared really but just not interested!! :lol:
Anyway... what do you guys do with this? Do you carry your pups everywhere instead? Lola doesn't like being carried.... she likes to walk!!
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Lucie & Lola 8)
 

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first of all I don't want to seem like I am being rude or bossy but it isn't good for youta take a pup out that is that yong and be putting him on the ground.... He needs all his shots before touching the ground.. It is for his own health. My vet said done't put him on the ground until he has his last shot at 20 weeks.. you never kknow what disease is on the ground...

As for the other dogs.. I don't trust any other dog that I don't know... And half of the ones I do kknow I still don't trust....
 

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Lola has had all her shots. I live in the UK and here we give our puppies shots at 8 and 10 weeks. I've never heard of a puppy being 20 weeks old before their shots!!? :shock:
 

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I pick Lily up whenever I see an unleashed dog. Period. Even if it was a very small dog, it could scare the crap out of her or even harm her (just like a couple of 40 pound kids can hurt each other). You just don't know how another dog - even one that's normally gentle - will react to your tiny dog. No sense taking chances.
 

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I pick up too for any unleashed dog.
A little dog on a leash though, like say a Yorkie, and I'll let the butt-sniffing begin. :D

Puppies may still have their mother dog's antibodies in their blood stream at 10 weeks. They're there until about 16 weeks of age. That's why we give shots until about 20 weeks. The scary part is that you don't know what antibodies are there to provide protection. So you can't be sure the shots are effective until the antibodies are gone.
 

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Thanks for your advice. I do pick her up whenever I see another dog no matter how small they are....as you say you just never know. And it seems other breeds react wierd to such a tiny puppy dog! :lol: I will continue to swoop her up into my arms at the sight of any other dog as usual then. I just wanted to check I wasn't being paranoid! :D
Injections at 8 and 10 or 10 and 12 weeks are the norm here and the puppies then are fully protected. As nonababe stated: 'otherwise the vets would do the shots later.' Also books state 'it is vital to start socialising chihuahuas asap and get them used to different smells and terrain otherwise you run the risk of a dog that can't walk on the ground and fears anything unusual'... so I guess the earlier shots are an advantage in this case.

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Lucie & Lola 8)
 

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loubie1736 said:
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Lola has had all her shots. I live in the UK and here we give our puppies shots at 8 and 10 weeks. I've never heard of a puppy being 20 weeks old before their shots!!? :shock:
I think she meant that here in the US, pups do start getting shots at 8 weeks and the last set of them are at 20 weeks. Cuz Dixie has had shots every 3 weeks from 8 weeks old till now. She gets her last set next week when she is finally 5 months.
 

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Lucie :wave: maybe you could arange for her to meet some dogs which you know are ' nice ' ( friends dogs etc ? ) then it is a lot easier &
you will be much calmer . That's what I did with my boy .. :)

Sara xx
 
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