family events and family dogs
I have a pup about 15 weeks, brought him home at 10.5 weeks. Because there's been parvo in the area I have been leery of taking him to public places or puppy class until he's 16 weeks old. To me, the benefit of socialization was of poor use if he picked up parvo. I have taken him to the vets twice, to visit family, and so he's been out a bit, and he's been fine tempermentally, but I was planning on doing more socialization after this weekend, when he'll get his last shot.
My problem is I have an upcoming family event I will be expected to attend, too far to leave pup home, and I expect another family member to attend with two large breed dogs, one of which is a barking, bouncing off the wall, roughhousing non stop literally for hours dog.This dog actually caused an injury to a family member - accidentally but it took surgery and therapy to resolve. I don't really want my pup around this dog but certainly not at his young age when he has so little experience with dogs and is not capable of dealing with him. Owner of dog does nothing to control dog. Asking would probably invoke WWIII.
Any ideas as to managing this? Short of feigning a last minute illness? And since I can't avoid this dog completely, any recs as to when it would be safe to expose my dog to this wild animal?