Nibbler is going to his final puppy class tonight, there are 3 other pups in the class - A dalmatian, labrador retriever and a pug. The first time the puppies had interaction the pug was very friendly, so much the Labrador and Dalmatian didn't know what to make of him. Then we put Nibbler down, poor little pug ran for it!! My boy is very boisterous, but the owners of the pug were fine. The Lab and Dalmatian were very weary of Nibbler as well. Last week when they had play time again, the Labrador and Nibbler were getting on very well, they chased each other around.. ran through the water dish.. it was great.
The playtime is closely monitored and only two pups are allowed in the play area at time. I was concerned about off leash puppy play (having heard of some peoples experiences).
We have met a man a few doors down who owns an adult Lab, we introduced Nibbler to him through the fence, they seemed very comfortable with each other. We're going to organise a play date soon (Can't wait)! I love watching dogs interact in play. I do feel more comfortable now knowing more about dog behaviour and body language, thanks to the puppy classes.