I did post this on my previous thread but kinda got lost in the welcoming so copied and pasted cos still confused over how this works whats safe etc... How are you supposed to socialize puppies? I've read different opinions on whether puppies should go out before they are vacinated (obviously not walking for themselves) some seem to think you shouldn't take them out at all. Some seem to think its okay as long as its to places that have no dogs or dogs that have been vaccinated and are well known to you. and i've even read a couple that says its a load of nonsense and most dogs are fine without vaccinations. So if your supposed to vaccinate between 8 and 14 weeks (plus leaving a week to make sure the vaccination kicks in) and the key time for socializing is up to 16 weeks, if your late on the vaccinations that doesn't leave a whole lot of time to get them used to so many situations. Especially when the different situations aren't neccessarily available. I know my breeder doesn't vaccinate (at all) and puppies go to their new homes during the 10th week so does that leave enough time? Plus, Where would you suggest socializing your dog? I live in between the town centre and a forest so shes going to need to be used to a variety of different things... horses, crowds etc. Is it safe enough to take them to these places during the first few weeks?