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We are going to drive into San Francisco tomorrow to a Maltese meetup. There is suppose to be about 30 people there. I am looking for some advice.

Lilly is 10 months and weights right at 4 lbs. I haven't gone to anything like this before and I don't know anyone there. I have only had Lilly around one other dog (my daughters Papillon). They played well together but Lilly was on a leash the whole time and we were inside. Is there some etiquette to follow? I figure I'll find the group and carry Lilly over. After I see how the other dogs act I guess I'll see how it feels to put her down.

I guess I'm afraid one of the dogs will attack her. Ok, so I am paranoid.:w00t:

Any advice?
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is that the Maltese meetup group of the bay area? I wish I could make one of those meetups because I'm sure we'd have a lot of fun! I'm on the list and there have been some disagreements over breeding your pets but for the most part, seems like a good group.

Take lots of pics!
 

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It's called "the San Francisco Maltese meetup" there is a bay area one but it didn't look like very many people go to it and SF had one coming up. It's worth a drive into the city to check it out 30 people have confirmed so we'll see how it goes.
 

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Thanks, I have a feeling Lilly will be one of the smallest.

If you act overprotective of her at first, she will pick that up and think that there is something to fear. Just let her explore the other dogs on her own, while watching her. If she appears to be in danger, you can always separate her, but you'd be surprised at how fearless even the smallest dogs are, and how well they interact with others. Nikki did fine in her obedience class with a huge Mastiff, who was always extra gentle with Nikki. Dogs understand size, and the ones who are trained well won't be a threat.
 

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We went to the meetup and actually meet someone from here :chili:
I am embarrassed to say I don't remember her name but I believe her little one was Shilo (heck probably got that wrong too).

(As a side note I tried to find a list of profiles to try to figure it out but I didn't seem to see a list)

I have never been to a dog park and I have to say it was very nice. This was a little park in Golden Gate Park (in San Francisco). All the dogs were very well mannered. I had no problem putting Lilly down but my husband was not comfortable with taking her off the leash. Heck she was so excited and interested in everything I think she forgot her name. I'm sure she would not have come when called :p There was a lot of butt sniffing and everyone got along. Actually when you think of the maltese personalities it is easy to see why everyone got along well.
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Was it Kristina and Shiloh? I know she was on the Maltese meetup up email list.

Sounds like you had a GREAT time! I really hope to get to one of those meetups!!
 

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Sounds like a really fun time! We are from the bay area also! (Living in Japan now) I cant wait to get back to the states to go to something like this! I am the leader of a Labrador play group, but that came with time, it started out w/ only 4 dogs, now we have around 30!
 

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Oh that was great that you got to go and things went so well. I wish we had something like that in Phoenix. Was Lilly the one of the smallest like you thought she may be?
 

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the pictures look great! golden gate park is beautiful. I also live in the SF bay area, can't wait to bring Yeager to one of those meet-ups once he gets a little bigger :D
 

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Hi Cindy!! It was Shiloh and me! :) It was great meeting you and Lilly, she is an absolutely adorable with such gorgeous hair!! What a day! Such beautiful weather and cute little white fluffs everywhere!!! I'll add my pics tomorrow!
 

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Oh that was great that you got to go and things went so well. I wish we had something like that in Phoenix. Was Lilly the one of the smallest like you thought she may be?
She was one of the small ones but there was a handful of small ones. They were all cute and Lilly was beside herself with all the other little ones around.
 

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Hi Cindy!! It was Shiloh and me! :) It was great meeting you and Lilly, she is an absolutely adorable with such gorgeous hair!! What a day! Such beautiful weather and cute little white fluffs everywhere!!! I'll add my pics tomorrow!
I had a great time. I love little Shiloh's hair cut, she is adorable. And she almost came to you when you called her (well half way is better than Lilly would do) I think Lilly was so excited she forgot her name.
 

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I had a great time. I love little Shiloh's hair cut, she is adorable. And she almost came to you when you called her (well half way is better than Lilly would do) I think Lilly was so excited she forgot her name.
Thanks, she looks like a little Clydesdale! LOL Almost, Shiloh was was too excited in the sea of white fluffs! I can't seem to figure out how to add pics to your post, so I'll start another post.
 
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