Socialization as you know is really important for any puppy. And since we are gone from home 2-3 days a week, I've been trying to find a day care for Todd during those times. However I'm running into an unexpected problem in that while he has 'age appropriate vaccines' he is still missing a couple like rabies, which he is not yet old enough for, and bordetella. The daycare that I really wanted to take him to allowed puppies to come without their rabies and 4th distemper vaccine. But 2 weeks ago they changed their requirements and now all dogs regardless of age must have ALL vaccines and must be immunized for canine influenza, which I won't give him--I learned from an 'insider' that they'd had a couple of dogs there that had it, so this was why it was added to their list. (My vet doesn't give the CIV vaccine, and since I'm trying to limit the vaccines the puppy gets, he wouldn't have gotten it anyway. Do you have any thoughts you'd like to share about this or any other vaccine, I'd be interested to hear).
Finding another day care has been trickier than I thought it would be because of his age. However I knew before we got Todd that this might become an issue. So with a little bit of convincing, the doctor I work for agreed to my bringing Todd to the office. However there are a few rules, one being that he must be kept in his crate in the break-room, and cannot be taken out (except by me and only to be taken outside) and is not allowed in other parts of the office--Of course I agreed, and I will be the model employee during those times--Wish us luck at the dentist!