Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland, CA
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I would introduce them on neutral territory, not in the dog's house.
also, puppy shots are like hep B shots. the first round at 8 wks, innoculates 1/3 of the pups, 12 wks another 1/3, and 16 wks the last third. I wouldn't take your pup out for walks, but you can hang out at cafes, starbucks, and I would wipe my puppys paws off with a antibacterial wet wipes after each visit. my pup would sit in my lap and meet other ppl that way. if he sat in someone else's lap, and they had pets, I'd wipe his paws off.
I would also be careful about play with adult dogs and other pups. I wasn't protective enough during puppy class and the first day a lab mix beat up my little guy (played too rough), to this day, my little guy doesn't like male labs, he'll greet them, but if they hover he'll growl at them. Yup, his 17 lbs bad ass self, growling at a 70 lbs lab (no eye contact, just a growl).
Also, he picked up habits from other pups playing. another shih tzu girl pup, would tug on his beard to get my little guy to play. now he does it to other dogs, and continues to.
don't be surprised if the big dogs, stay away from your puppy at first. most adult dogs haven't seen a pup so small. my female, at the time 125 lbs, took her 3 days to figure out what he was, lol! now they are besties. my avatar shows my pup sitting on top of my female anatolian, on day 3.