Alright, this isn't GSD socialization, but it was too funny not to share.
My roommate got a Border Collie pup on Saturday, so we've been carrying her everywhere and taking her with us places for socialization in safe ways until she has all her shots.
We were going through the McDonald's drive through today for some food and as we were pulling up to the ordering speaker we see a young woman sitting on a curb at the edge of the parking lot straight ahead, being questioned by two police officers. She was yelling and shaking her head strangely, not making eye contact. Two squad cars made me think something was screwey. So we pull through and get our food, and pull over to park down the way from them while we waited for my SO to come out of the place. (he had to break a bill)
An ambulance pulls up and two EMTs get out in gloves with their right hands on their hip like they have tranquilizers or something. The woman starts to yell as she's walking away towards us. Our windows are down because it's nice (and we wanted to hear) and I'm worried she's going to come at us. She walks in front of our car as the man officer is yelling at her that they aren't done talking and grabs her and arrests her RIGHT in front of our car. Puppy, Emily, and I are just munching on fries and staring at this point. EMT female yells to us that we got dinner and a show, I laugh, they start to all walk away with her as she's screaming gibberish.
Then the male EMT goes "OOOh, a PUPPY!" and stares at Luka in the back window. Great socialization opportunity for her here. I scream across the parking lot that we would love them to come pet her and he literally ran all the way to us. They take off their gloves and start petting and cooing away, and she's loving it. As they're petting the guy goes "That's why you don't smoke crack!" about three times in a sing-song voice, followed by the woman saying "Gotta stay away from that bad stuff!" all to this puppy.
Best socialization experience of my life by far. Can anyone beat it?