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Not going to lie. My previous puppy was a breeze to take care of. He had a bladder of steel and his teething phase must have been a day long and we didn't have to crate train.

Our newest is a little monster. She screams bloody murder when she wants out of her room. It's a bathroom. The world was ending in our house b/c of her death cries in the crate.

We were told we can't do training classes or walk her outside of our backyard until she's had all her boosters.

I understand the training classes. I understand the walking too. I know diseases linger on grass. But what about walking on the street? We don't have sidewalks and very little traffic.
I need an easier way to wear her out in the evening. I work from home at all hours so my schedule can be wonky, but it generally stays the same.

What's your take? Opinions? Thoughts? Concerns? I'm open for it. Thanks!
 

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How long have you lived in your home? Your yard is far cleaner than streets, obviously, so I'd say that as long as you've had your home for over a year, your yard should be fine. That rule is in place because parvo can live outside and survive freezing temperatures for up to a year.
 

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Training classes are safe. They only allow vaccinated dogs (other than puppies of course) and will clean the area well. Definitely do not wait to start training classes.

I would ask your vet about the threat of parvo in your area. In some areas there is basically no risk. It also depends on your neighborhood. If you live on a quiet street with only vaccinated dogs, the street is probably safe. If you live in a busy neighborhood with random people going through and stray dogs around, then it's not going to be safe if the risk of parvo is generally high.
 

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If you need an alternative way of wearing her out, you could also play with a toy with her inside the house, e.g. play tug-o-war or through a ball. That is what I do when I cannot walk my dog right now but she gets bored. You can also try food puzzle toys like a Kong or a Bob-a-lot. This might tire her out a bit.
 
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