Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northern California
I would continue to socialize him with known, calm, stable dogs... but through walks, let physical contact be much later, on his terms, when he feels confident and comfortable to approach.
Roughly something like this...
Walking with distance-
Walking a bit closer-
Walking with the stable dog slightly ahead so that your puppy can steal a quick rear sniff if he wants-
Walking side by side with occasional sniffs and body bumps-
(always rewarding for good behavior at each of these steps)
Then if you’d like, you can progress to hanging out in a park together, just relaxing in each other’s presence, then off leash (drag leash) in a small area where your pup is confident... etc etc - just building off your success and letting him experience that dogs are no big deal - no pressure / expectation / conflict of play...
ETA: I’d also limit the amount of new dogs he’s meeting until he’s got some successful encounters under his belt.
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