Originally Posted by jocoyn
The best dogs to help your puppy would be well mannered adult dogs to be role models. For Beau, in addition to my own dogs, I would drive 45 minutes to take him to a friends house and go for offlead walks in the woods with THEIR adult dogs and Beau. They knew how to tolerate a puppy but gently correct for being too rambunctious etc. ........ I don't think you can beat exposing the pup to solid adult dogs. A bunch of puppies doesnt teach each other much after about 8 weeks, JMO.
I just took him to see the one stable adult doggy friend that I know and he was all wags and face licking, so thats a BIG weight off my shoulders. Maybe he wasn't so traumatized after all. I have another playdate scheduled tomorrow with a different dog I know (but Navarro doesn't) so hopefully that goes well. This is great advice. No more doggy parks for us.