Codys Mom, when I talked to one of the tainers at Petsmart, I was told the puppy only has to be up date on shots for his or her age. In other words, they will take aacccept a 6 week old puppy with one set of vaccines. Personally, I see where could be a problem, as everything have an incubation period.
Twelve years ago I took a puppy to obedience training and I had to show poof of all vaccinations. After all the classes were over, my puppy was due for a vet visit, and it turned out she had whipworms, not one of the more common worm that dogs get. I was really upset because I know she got them from one of the other dogs in the class, as she had not associated with other dogs in the neighborhood. I wouldn't be surprised if every dog in that class ended up with whipworms, but by then, I had no way of finding out. I don't think being current on vaccines according the age of the puppy is really a good idea.
***Edited By: harlee29 on 6/22/2005 6:48:45 PM*** Reason: *
hmm... i think the vet said not to take the puppy to parks and stuff until fully vaccinated, at around 6 months or so? i forgot. i think the concern was the risk of the puppy coming across the urine/feces of other animals. please correct me if this is wrong. this is actually my first time owning a dog, and i thought "better safe than sorry" tho, my puppy would be quite excited to get to go exploring =P