Originally Posted by Mguz11
Yea that's a good point, I guess I thought if he goes to family events often it would help him get used to them.
You're humanizing your dog. Humans thrive on social interactions. Dogs, for the most part, don't NEED it. All they really need is their immediate pack. If he's not comfortable in a social situation, don't bring him. Simple as that.
Just make sure to spend some quality time training, exercising, etc with him when you get back.