We usually only allow new dogs to come on Mondays and Tuesdays for their first visit because they tend to be our quieter days (20 something dogs, vs. 30 something dogs on busy days). But when Finn, a dog in one of Amanda's obedience classes called and asked if he could come today, Amanda said yes. She assured me he would be confident enough to handle the crowds.
She was right. From the moment he walked into the play area, he was playing. I don't think he even took 30 seconds to get his bearings, he just launched into it. It was quite amazing actually.
And to top it off, he didn't just make one friend and play for awhile, he played with almost every dog in the room. They all wanted to be his friend.
I tried to get some pictures of just Finn... not a chance. :)