Dogs exhibit a variety of curious behaviours, such as howling in response to specific sounds, bending their heads when you speak to them, or staring at you when you watch TV or read a book.
According to Erin Askeland, a trained dog behaviour consultant and animal health and behaviour specialist for Camp Bow Wow, "there usually a reason why your dog may engage in these behaviours."
1. Your dog has a request.
According to Askeland, dogs may focus on their owner if they want attention or food. It's normal practice to encourage dogs to focus on you during training, adds Askeland.
Dogs may also stare at their owners to read and interpret their body language, which can reveal their emotional state. Their owner's mood, whether unhappy or pleased.
2. Trying to understand your dog
According to Askeland, your dog may gaze at you because it is unsure of what is going on. For example, if you take your keys, your dog may guess you're leaving the house.
3. Your dog seeks direction
If you have a close bond with your dog, they may stare you down as a method of displaying genuine devotion, explains Askeland.
4. Your dog is loving you
According to Askeland, a dog's stare might signal hostility if it is uncomfortable, threatened, or on guard. As though guarding a valuable resource, like a bone.
5. Your dog is aggressive
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