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FWIW socialization is badly named and letting your dog play with other dogs is NOT what socialization is about. Socialization is getting the dog out in different environments and NOT letting people pet him and NOT letting him meet and greet other dogs. Socialization is getting your dog used to different environments and teaching him to focus on you and that the safest place to be is with you. When other dogs and other people come along the job is getting his attention on you and not on those other dogs and people.

A few KNOWN dog friends and play dates are fine but dog parks and day care and all of that is really very much unnecessary. NOT letting him play with smaller dogs is the answer.
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