Loki is not too bad with strangers. He's friendlier towards women than men. But given enough time, he warms up to most people. But, he's still kind of shy, and, we can do better.
Now, how am I supposed to socialize him, when I was not properly socialized as a puppy? I find it rather awkward to solicit strangers to meet my dog. People are usually in a rush to be somewhere else. Also, some people don't like dogs or are afraid of them. And while Loki's stunning good looks does attract a lot of attention, somehow, it's not enough or not effective.
This morning we went to a coffee shop with free Wi-Fi and put up this sign:
I stayed there for about half an hour.
Loki successfully met two men this morning this way. He wasn't shy at all! Yay!
I'm not sure if we should find a higher traffic area. I don't want to overwhelm Loki, but I was hoping to get more than just two people. Still this place is nice, because they offer free Wi-Fi and an enclosed outdoor area, so that there is no glare from your laptop.