It's generally safe for puppies to go outside into your fenced-in backyard after their first set of vaccinations at 8 weeks old.
Vaccines help protect your puppy from serious diseases like parvovirus and distemper.
Parvovirus is a highly contagious virus that can be fatal to puppies. It's spread through contact with infected feces and can live in the environment for months.
Distemper is another serious virus that can be fatal to puppies. It's spread through contact with infected saliva, urine, and feces.
Socialization is important for puppies to learn how to interact with other dogs and people.
Once your puppy is fully vaccinated, you can start taking them to public places like dog parks and pet stores.
Avoid taking your puppy to public places until they're fully vaccinated.