Well I want him to socialize him with differnt dogs that's what I keep reading up on. That keeping him used to the same dogs all the time was bad. So am I in the wrong now for trying to socialize him?
What Castlemaid said.
Ideally "know" safe dogs, not random dog on the street "I thought my dog was friendly encounters??"
If one of these street encounters goes sideways?? You can find yourself with a leash reactive dog on you hands?? On the other hand ... let's not look at worst case so ... no bad encounters but you make a practice of meet and greet, strange dogs?? Then you run the risk of creating "excitement" at meeting other dogs.
So your dog "says" well I got to meet that dog ... why can't I meet that dog or that dog or that dog?? You'd still have a leash reactive dog ... you'd have just found a different way of getting there.
I'd not "trust" a dog that is in the habit of routinely looking at other dogs as playmates to do anything I say, reliably?? A Place or Stay could easily become "optional" for a dog that views other dogs as "playmates??" Tell your dog to stay step out of sight if an unknow dog pops up ... off your dog goes "hey who is that??" And if your dog goes, maybe ... maybe not??
I taught my dogs to ignore other dogs and on occasions when I did have "free play time" with other dogs ... no problems, that's what they do.
But hey ... there are some members on here with a Pack" of WL dogs and they routinely takes there "Pack" to Dog Parks apparently without issues?? That's way beyond my comfort zone but apparently ... it can be done.
Training to ignore other dogs ... is a lot easier.