Following the vaccination schedule for your pet dog can protect him/her from various diseases. The vaccination schedule starts when your pet is a puppy. Some of the most important mandatory vaccines for your dog are to protect it from diseases like Rabies 1 year, Rabies 3 year, Distemper, Parvovirus, Bordetella Bronchiseptica (kennel cough), Lyme disease, Canine Influenza. Each of these vaccines must be administered at a specific age. An experienced vet can suggest a vaccine schedule for your dog as per his age. Some veterinary clinics also send reminders to pet owners when the vaccine is due for their pets.