We won't really be looking for other dogs to meet while we're out. I'm a professional pet sitter and some of my clients with smaller dogs have offered to let me socialize my puppy with their dogs. We've only tried it with one client, a 7 year old lhasa apso named Giorgio. They absolutely hit it off, so I'm hopeful that with time, he'll be more accepting of other dogs. I'm also going to enroll him in puppy school very soon, and that should help also.
So if we avoid other dogs, can we go out sooner than a week?