Hi, We are getting our new westie this weekend and have done a lot of reading, but have many more questions. Starting with 2 - 1. vets seem to recommend waiting until all shots are done before socializing, trainers seem to recommend puppy kindergarden around 8-10 weeks, any thoughts? 2. I overheard someone saying to just use johnson and johnson baby shampoo for baths, any thoughts? Thanks Laurie
16wks, last shot is around then, is fine to start puppy kindergarden. 4-6months for most breeds in the most vital time to start socializing.
As far as shampoo, you really should not use anything human on your puppy. It isn't good. A puppy shouldn't have many baths, 1 time a month is plenty. Use a good tearless dog shampoo. Something with little smell. those shampoos that smell great have colonge in them, and that can bother the skin. Oatmeal is usually a great one to use all the time. Get a dry shampoo for inbetween touch-ups. We know that they are going to happen.