Originally Posted by LavenderRott
Stark spent many mornings riding in the shopping cart at both Home Depot and Lowes. Wasn't an issue here, don't know if the policy at your local store might be different.
I certainly wouldn't suggest that people be allowed to rush up to an overwhelm this puppy but a calmer "hello" with a treat in hand will go a long way towards showing a puppy lacking in confidence that people can be good things to greet.
Keeping this pup secluded and away from people is not going to solve any problems but make them worse.
I am not saying the puppy should kept away from people ,I think it should in be a puppy training class with people that can train the puppy to learn social skills. There are too many people that see a cute puppy and want to kiss it. Some woman tried to kiss my small dog and I would not let her as my dog could start barking and bite the woman by mistake.
You could see how stupid some parents are with their kids and dogs. One mother asked if her child could pet my dog while he was barking his at head off at another dog. People would let their child put their face right in front of my hearing dog face. I would have to tell the parent to move their child
back that some dogs do not like people in their space. My dog was very welled train but the next dog may not be . . I was concerned
that some child would get bitten tried to pet the puppy . A puppy can do a lot harm to a small child face if they get bitten.