Jeff and I volunteered to take a shift at the Home and Garden Show with Argos last weekend. I was a little unsure of how it would go, since Argos is still so new to us. I knew that with us he was calm, laid-back, and easy to get along with, but was worried about how he would handle huge crowds, complete with many people who don't understand dogs.
But he did great! He greeted everyone with a tail wag, and let them pet him, feed him treats, and listened to us telling people about the breed and about adoption. He tolerated children very well, even those that were a tad too affectionate with him. He also handled having other animals around. He was a perfect gentleman with the female greyhound that was at the booth with us, politely sniffed (and then proceeded to ignore) the Great Dane across the aisle, and completely ignored the small dogs, cats, and bunny rabbits that were brought right past our booth by Animal Friends.
All in all, a successful day. He was so exhausted by the time we got home, though! He collapsed on the couch and stayed either there or on his doggie bed for the rest of the day. He even lay there and didn't move when I vacuumed around him, which just shows how tired he was.
I am very proud of him, and will likely be doing meet and greets in the future.