How do you know if your dog is properly socialized? Is "socialization" mostly compared to aggressive/non-aggressiveness? Both of mine are walked daily and have attended daycare a handful of times. I've taken them to an off leash dog park before, but never entered the premises because I'm always afraid that they're going to jump on people. We're also working on recalls/stays, but they're not solid, so. Recently, a recreation center opened their pool for a "doggy day." I took Daisy and was hesitant at first, but she did fine. Her listening ears were 50/50, but otherwise I think she was okay. Both of them get super excited, especially around small children (understandable). Other animals (dogs/cats/wildlife) is an issue too. Around other dogs, they roll onto their backs and want to play. I've been enforcing "settle," but not sure if I'm doing it right. Obedience classes are in order in a few weeks. I'm a college student & work full time, so with TWO, money is tight! Anyway, I'd like to participate in local doggy events, but everyone discourages "unsocialized" dogs. I don't know if mine fit the bill. Help! BTW, they are 10 months.