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Hey guys,

I'm finally bringing home my little Corgi girl, Willowdean, home on Wednesday afternoon. She will have had her first round of shots, and the second round isn't scheduled until June.

That being said, I currently have 3 other dogs in the house, and 3 other cats as well. I want to know from all of you who have brought little puppies into your home, what you did when it came time for them to go to the bathroom. I'm of course worried about Parvo, since you never know what's in/on the grass, dirt, bushes, etc. Did you set up a sod patch, or gate off a little section of your yard? Or did you use pee pee pads until all shots were provided for.

I don't want to train her that it's okay to go in the house, so I'm leery of the pee pads, but I also want her to be safe.

Any suggestions are appreciated! <3
 

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I'm assuming your other dogs are vaccinated? And they aren't going out and being exposed to possibly infected dogs? If so, then I wouldn't worry too much, and just take them out to your yard like you normally would.

The only animal I've used potty pads for was a cat. He had an injury that resulted in his right elbow fusing, and for a while he had trouble getting into a litter box. He used pads until he leaned how to get around on three and a half legs.

This blog post on socialization during these times was just published, and has some good information. Car Socialization ~ Denise Fenzi's Blog
 

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My other dogs will be due on the 24th. So, close to time for revacc. She won't be going near any other dogs anytime soon, yeah.

Great, I'll be able to take her out back then. Whew.
 

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Keep the pup close and don't let it play in dirt.

Parvo can survive for a very long time in soil.
 
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