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Humans and dogs have lived together for some 15,000 years. However, dogs don’t speak any of our languages, so how do they communicate with humans? One way is through their stares. But, when your dog stares at you, it might be hard to figure out what they are looking for.
Most of the time, dogs stare because they want something. It could be food, a belly rub, or a walk outdoors for a bathroom break. When we train dogs, we can teach them that staring is a way to get our attention. It is better that they stare than bark, right?
But not all staring is friendly. Sometimes, a dog staring at you is a warning. Dogs often stare right before they bite. If the dog’s body is tense, it’s probably a bad sign. Other times, a dog will stare with its head to the side.
This is almost the opposite. Your dog thinks it is you that desires something, and they’re trying to figure out what it is. Keep an eye on your dog’s body language—you might find they can “speak” to you after all.