Hey all, we've hit 21 weeks. We're out of the critical socialization period and on to fun teenage behaviors . Kester has definitely gotten bolder and more confident except with meeting people when we are out and about. Looking back I could have been more organized and purposeful with the socialization, but I think there was only one four day period when we didn't take him somewhere. We even traveled with him and hosted a kids birthday party. He will let kids pet and play ALL day long, but does not want adults to pet him. He isn't reactive or displaying fear behavior, he just straight up wont let people touch him (unless I am holding him and then it seems to be ok). He takes treats and sits politely at my feet. So my question, how do your dogs behave with new people? I know shelties have a rep for being aloof with strangers. I don't think the behavior he's displaying is problematic, I just wish he were a little more... tolerant? Will it come with age? Do I just need to accept he's not going to let people pet him (the world would be missing out on some amazing floof if that's the case).