Nova Meets New Friends

By Jeff | Jun. 03, 2012

One of the things we want to make sure Nova is really good with when she grows up is playing with other dogs and people, so we’ve been trying to introduce her to as many different people and dogs that we can in a safe way until she finishes with her vaccines (her last dose will be in a few weeks).

Our friends told us that Petco had weekly “puppy socials” and since all the dogs were the same age, we sounded like it would be a great opportunity for Nova to meet some other puppies of different breeds and make some new friends. Saturday morning we went down to the local Petco and met Solo, a Schnauzer / Yorkie mix. There were a few other larger dogs, but they separated the larger dogs from the smaller dogs. In fact, they have decided to move the smaller dogs to Sundays so we got to come back again today!

Nova and Solo had a great time once they got to know each other and both did a great job playing and wrestling. One of the funniest parts which I unfortunately did not get video of was when Nova essentially body slammed Solo and fell on her side on top of him. A little while later, a Corgi puppy named Claire joined in the party. Nova wasn’t really sure how to play with both of them at the same time, but she eventually got the hang of it.

Puppy playtime

You might think that was enough fun for one day, but not for Nova! Afterwards while Hillary was picking strawberries (I think she came home with something like 24 lbs), Nova and I went to some garage sales where she met a bunch of different kids and was super friendly. She didn’t even bark at the really young ones! Once we got back, she slept for most of the rest of the day.

This morning, we went back to Petco, and met Solo there. There weren’t any other puppies this time, but Nova and Solo had a great time playing and acted like old friends. Check out the video below for some clips of them playing at Petco.

One of the things we want to make sure Nova is really good with when she grows up is playing with other dogs and people, so we’ve been trying to introduce her to as many different people and dogs that we can in a safe way until she finishes with her vaccines (her last dose will be in a few weeks).