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Puppy lays down when sees other dogs coming
My pup, who is almost 4 months old, has been laying down on the sidewalk when we see other dogs coming our way. He lays and watches them come, kind of patiently. When the other dog finally gets to him, he will get up and begin to sniff/play/wag tail, etc. This laying is pretty new behavior and I just want to make sure he is not being intimidated or nervous by doing this.
He is a big layer/sitter in general recently. He prefers to sit or lay on the sidewalk and watch people, birds, dogs go by, rather than go for walks. He does get TONS of attention this way though. At least 15-20 people will stop to pet him in a 10 minute trip outside (we live in NYC) and about 3 dogs will pass in this time as well. He is very good with the people, licking them, sitting and being a total ham.
Maybe he is just eating up the attention but I want to make sure he is not timid with other dogs.