Hi, everyone. I've got a sharpie who's going to turn 6 months on 29th of this month. I got him for Christmas when he was 15 weeks old. I've never had a dog before so I researched a lot about shar pies. Being independent and sturbbon, folks say they're not suitable for 1st time dog owners but I've been trying to do everything correctly for him. He's a very smart dogs. He learned basic training "sit" and "down" with 10 minutes. We've very strict rules for him in our flat and he's very much aware of that. We house trained him within a week. Everything seemed perfect until i noticed he's very shy around strangers when I walk him on the streets. I've been taking him to the park since he was all vaccined. I go to park 3 times a day and there's always dogs there! He loves dogs and want to play with them all the time but he's very shy with the owners of those dogs. When I walk him and when he sees folks, he panicks. He'd stand still when he sees folks on other side of the street. When someone tries to pat him, he wants to run away. He's a shar pie and i thought it's only his proctective instict. I don't want to force my puppy to be friendly with every person he sees but I also don't want him to run away or panicks. I never comfort him when he panickes but walk normally. sometimes I can't even walk 20 seconds without him not stopping because he sees people! I really don't know what to do. Should I get a professional help or Is it Normal for puppies at this ages?