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常深情看著你、也是最懂你的汪星人 Man’s Best Friend and Doctor

為什麼狗狗總是盯著你看
FEB. 15, 2021
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常深情看著你、也是最懂你的汪星人 Man’s Best Friend and Doctor

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.

人類與狗狗生活在一起大概有一萬五千年了。但狗狗又不會說我們的任何一種語言,那麼牠們到底是如何跟人類溝通的呢?其中一種方式就是看著我們。不過,當狗狗盯著你看時,可能還是很難理解牠們究竟想尋求什麼。

stare at...  盯著⋯⋯看,凝視∕注視……
stare [ stɛr ] vi. & n. 凝視,盯著看

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常深情看著你、也是最懂你的汪星人 Man’s Best Friend and Doctor

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? 

多數的時候,狗狗盯著你看是因為牠們有所求。這可能是想要你給牠們食物、摸摸牠們的肚子,或是想到戶外溜達溜達、解放一下。我們在訓練狗狗時,可以教導牠們凝望也是吸引我們注意力的一種方式。盯著看總比對我們狂吠好得多,對吧?

rub [ rʌb ] n. 揉搓;摩擦
bathroom break n. 休息上廁所
get / catch sb’s attention 吸引某人的注意

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.

但並非所有凝望都是充滿善意的。有時某隻狗盯著你看是一種警訊。犬類常在要咬人前會盯著你看。假如狗狗是全身繃緊的,這或許就是個壞徵兆。其他時刻,狗狗會歪著頭看你。

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.

這則幾乎是相反的情況。你的狗狗會認為渴求某些東西的一方是你,而牠們則會試著去搞清楚你想要的是什麼。留心自己狗狗的肢體語言,你可能就會發現牠們畢竟還是可以跟你「說說話的」。

keep an eye on... 留心∕注意……

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