I just pickedup Haden this past Friday, a fawn and flashy 9 week old. He's been just great. I am in my last year of school at FSU, and just moved into a 5 bedroom house with a large front and backyard, and figured it was a great place to raise a puppy (with the norm college living being an apartment, which was unpractical).
Since he has been home, we have done a wide variety of things. Within his first hour at my fraternity house he saw loads of new people, heard firecrackers going off, glass breaking, and general people shouting at a football game - and took it all in stride, as happy as can be. Yesterday was our campus's sorority bid day, so we took him to the campus fountain to see and meet 5 different groups of 50-200 crazy girls swimming and jumping in a fountain (which was a site to see!)... and then noticed an adorable puppy and came over to socialize with him. =D Then a few dips in the fountain he enjoyed greatly, afer a good romp session in the grass and bushes.
Currently, his pack consists of 5 20-something human students, 1 two year old siamese cat named Sabre, and 1 10 month old 90 pound (he's as big as a small horse!!) German Shepard named Deacon.
I know it sounds a bit overwhelming with the things I have done and taken him - but I use him as a guide to tell me if things are going too fast, as he has a strong will and lots of courage, and really hasn't shyed away from much - besides a normal small cry and hesitancy before jumping off of a ledge.
Anyways, just wondering if any of you out there had any good things to do with your dog as far as socialization, that you had any luck with.
-FSUPepDog & Haden