My dogs always do this with their ears all the time. They do it to me when they are happy and greeting. They do it to each other. They do it to my friends.Everytime our pup greets us I.e when let out of the crate her ears go right back? We were walking her yesterday and she saw and sniffed a bicycle and the same thing happened again. What does it mean? She's nearly 15 weeks.
My Greta tries to get as small as she can around children. Lies down, ears down, and very submissive. I think she's consciously doing this to not be threatening to anyone of them.Ears down is an appropriate show of submission. It can also be a sign of concentration, as with the bicycle. Approaching people and other dogs (or bicycles!) with ears down is completely appropriate for a young pup. Hard to tell without seeing the whole picture, but it does not sound like fear.