Thanks for the quick response to my questions. So far, Major has been to the trails and walked on them. Been introduced to 3 other dogs, two puppies and an adult other than our own adult dog. Been introduced to many different people including women, men, men in hats, and children (both boys and girls). He has also been socialized with a cat, seen birds, rabbits, guinnea pigs, and fish. He has walked on wood chips, dirt, sand, grass, linoleum, carpet, and wood. He has also been introduced to a sort of lake. All this has taken place since we have had him. He has been to the park twice. He has been to a pet food place once. And he goes on van rides with me at least a few days a week. I think I may move up his socialization and start taking him everywhere with me. If it is a place that is not pet friendly, I will leave him in the van. However, he can go with me to banks, our Wal-Mart (they know me well and our bank is in there), to our other bank, to Rural King, to Lowe's and Home Depot, and most anywhere that does not have food out, right? I have a vest he can wear that says "puppy in training, please ask to pet me".
Is this a good idea, or no?