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When she is up to date on shots, expose her to lots of friendly, large dogs. Take her into hardware stores and pet stores, as well as different Vet offices. Sit with her outside of stores and let people pet her, and give her kibble treats. Set her up with at least one weekly play date with many different individual dogs, as well as a controlled environment with a few dogs. Expose her to dog-friendly cats, and other pets if possible. Farm animals, too. As she gets older, You will be able to walk her on the sidewalk in increasing people traffic and commotion, at that stage allowing people to interact gently. After 6 months or so, when she is reliably potty trained, you may be able to take her into independent living, retirement homes. Some libraries and toy stores may allow you some time with kids. Find some good puppy training classes, helping with socialization, and plan to do lots of training for the Canine Good Citizen certification.

Take her on lots of drives and trips on errands. If she likes, you can let people gently pick her up, but after she is up to date, try Not to carry her, but walk her on leash.
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