Romeo is like that too..... He will actually lie down AND stay (without making stay negative , he just tends to know that lie down generally means "park it and make yourself comfy for a while" so he does just that) ..... when there is an incoming target (and if im kneeling down or showering treats from above he wont move AT ALL when the target goes past)Surprisingly, against common sense, when i make Buddy lie down, for him, this helps *him* tolerate enemy dog going by from across the street, when we have no other option, but to speed-treat and wait it out. Wouldn't you think asking Bud to lie down (across the street) would be 'ASKING TOO MUCH'??? Ha, go figure, for MY dog, this helps him, he sometimes even gets himself calm, watching enemydog go by, when i tell him lie down. This might not help another dog, but, it helps my dog. Go figure.
So strange I agree!