Dog: that’s why he stares at his master
The dog can stare at the master for hours without blinking. The master wonders if he does it because he wants something in return or just out of affection.
Many find it delightful to be stared at by their dog, while others find it disturbing. The dog can stare at his master for hours without ever blinking. The owner logically wonders if he does it out of affection or because he simply wants something in return. Surely the dog is trying to say something to his pet mate:
- he is “reading” his master: he observes the human’s body language, his expression and his emotions. She simply stares at her master to understand what he is feeling and thinking. She often looks at the man to piece together his actions. She can use smell and taste to tell her master’s health
- does not understand: sometimes the dog may stare at his master because he is confused. He often he can do it because he has no idea what’s going on or he doesn’t know what to do
- wants something: the dog has learned to look at his master in a certain way, because he knows that in this way he will get what he wants. If he stares at his owner when he goes to the bathroom, it’s because he feels vulnerable and seeks protection. If he keeps asking for his owner’s attention, he may have a problem
- loves his owner: Dogs use eye contact very often to let their owner know that they love him. A dog’s gaze releases oxytocin, the feel-good hormone, helps dogs and humans feel happy and relaxed. Plus, it’s a way to strengthen the bond. Many dogs may stare at their owner because they may be losing their vision or showing the first signs of dementia.