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Statistically speaking small breed dogs are much more likely to be aggressive, most likely because their aggression isn't as dangerous so they can get away with it.

When I took Anabelle to day care, they placed her with the large dogs. One nice thing about bassets is they don't have far to fall if they do get knocked over.

Puppies are a bit tougher than, for example, human babies and generally can take a tumble or get knocked over without hurting themselves. My concern would be that you don't want your dog to learn those behaviors like jumping and think they are acceptable. I've been around badly behaved bassets and they can be difficult. Your puppy will imitate the behavior of dogs it sees as superiors.

You will have better luck socializing in a puppy kindergarten class where at least there is a trainer there to help supervise. I'd recommend finding a small class. My trainer has no more than 6 dogs per class. It is worth the extra cost in my opinion.

As far as introducing your puppy to people from day to day, there are many places you can take your dog with you, like parks and Petsmart type stores. I'm not sure where you live but in big cities there are almost always dog meetup groups you can find online.
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