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Sometimes it can be resource guarding, but other times it can be because the dog does not feel comfortable, and feels that they can't get away. Either way, it is better to have the dog on the floor for interactions with new people. Then they can't get "guardy" if that was what was happening. If they are nervous about being approached (which is probably more likely at your pup's age) this gives them the opportunity to step back and say "no thank you", rather than HAVE to accept attention from a person when they don't feel comfortable about it.
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