Dogs are social creatures. The best ones have lots both dogs and people they are comfortable with. Joey and I are blessed with friends.
When I first got Joey, his tail would fall when he saw people as if he were expecting the worst. I started taking him for walks down Ventura Boulevard where people would stop us to coo over how cute he was and to pet him and say nice things.
Having good dog friends is important, too. His first and best friend is Wagsy. Wagsy’s mother, Eddy Robey, described their meeting in a recent column: Eddy’s Thoughts – The Gantseh Megillah http://www.pass.to/tgmegillah/nEddysThoughts.asp?id=76