Hamilton had his first puppy socialization group yesterday and he totally wussed out! He wouldn't play with the other puppies; he hid behind peoples' legs. Granted the three other pups were at least twice his size, and he's never been free around three larger, more boisterous pups before... but now I'm concerned that I've stunted his social skills by not getting him around puppies sooner (he's 14 wks). I tried to get my friends with dogs to play but they all said he was too small, and I didn't know this group existed until last week - at which time I enrolled him! By the end of group he was doing a little bit of cautiously chasing the other puppies, but he wasn't crazy into it like they were. They were all rolling around on the floor together and he was on the outside. He was crazy into visiting with all the owners and asking for pets and licking them. We're going back again next week, and he's supposed to start puppy class next week, we do go to the park and pet stores where he sees and sniffs other dogs, and my friends are slowly entertaining the idea of letting him play with their dogs, but is he still young enough to warm up to other dogs or have I screwed him up by not getting him in a group sooner?