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This is my experience.
I got Momo when she was almost 5 months old. I can say that she was not fully socialized - no cats, big dogs and kids. However, she got over the cat part. My daughter has a dog and a cat who play together. Momo used to bark at the cat until she saw Bear, the dog, start to play with Lily, the cat. As to big dogs, she barks and growls at them - fear aggression, I'm guessing. She sees them all the time at doggie day care but warns them to keep their distance. As to kids, she used to growl but now she just barely tolerates them.
As to travel, we took her with us on Thanksgiving. She didn't make a peep in her travel crate on the plane. She did shake for a while when we were in the airport terminal but eventually calmed down. I think the more we travel with her, the easier it will get.
The point is, get her into a puppy class as soon as possible. I missed the window because when the puppy class started, she was too old at that point. Also, keep socializing the pup. Put the dog into different situations. They are smart (some smarter than others) and can learn. It just may take more effort on your part because the pup is not fully socialized.
By the way, I don't regret getting her. I can't even imagine my life without her now.
Last edited by Momo means Peach; 01-11-2012 at 08:23 AM.