I never had this issue come up when we got our last basset Ceasar because it was the dead of a Canadian winter and was too cold to really be outside too much. However, we are having unseasonably warm weather. It is the first green xmas I remember for a long time. Anyway, it is nice weather to get outside with the new puppy but I remember hearing that you aren't supposed to be walking them around other dogs, etc until they have had all their shots? Is this true? Toby is just 9 weeks old now and isn't scheduled for second round of shots until he is 11 weeks (according to paperwork from breeder). Any advice?