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Q. How do I get my dog into dog shows, boarding kennels or vet offices if I don't vaccinate?
I noticed on your web site that you state that once the initial puppy shots are done, one should not vaccinate again. My question is, how do I get my dog into dog shows, boarding kennels, and vet offices? They all require up to date vaccinations.

Barrie

A. First of all, in the last 25 plus years of going to dog shows, I have never one time been asked for proof of vaccines. When I go to the vet for something with my dogs or cats (which is rare), and they ask about vaccines I say they are current. If they ask for proof on paper, I tell them that I am there for an exam (or whatever reason for the appointment) and NOT vaccines and stress again that they are current. The vet works for me and I won’t be bullied or accept their scare tactics. If they want to make it a big issue, I walk out and find a new vet (have only had to do that once so far). If a boarding kennel is a problem, then I would suggest a house sitter or friend to care for your dog.

It’s my job to look out for the health of our dogs here, and while it may be inconvenient sometimes the health benefits our dogs are enjoying are worth it.
  
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