Dogs love to socialize and taking your pet to places that they have never been before is a great adventure that will help stimulate them both mentally and physically.
When they interact with other dogs and people they develop more social skills and will generally become better pets.
This is of course assuming that your dog has had some form of training and you are able to keep them under control in these situations.
If your dog has had some training and you let them socialize with other dogs while maintaining your control over them this often assists in taking their manageability to higher levels where you can take them more places without the fear of mishaps.
A dog that is well trained and gets sufficient social interaction with others is less likely to become bored and want to escape and roam the neighborhood.
It's all part of good ownership and a good relationship to allow your dog to experience as many situations as possible in their life with you in attendance.
They can certainly be a man's, or woman's best friend provided we treat them in a similar manner and treasure them as one of the family.
Dogs can add so much fun and entertainment to our lives and they don't ask for much in return other than food water and a place to sleep.
If only life was that simple with people what a wonderful life we would all have.
The simple things in life, like our pets, are always those things that bring the most pleasure at the end of the day.