Have you ever looked up from what you were doing to find your dog staring deeply into your eyes? When dogs do this it may feel like they’re challenging you to a staring contest, but they’re actually trying to tell you something! There could be a number of reasons your dog is staring at you, but knowing your dog’s personality and proclivities is the first step in trying to decipher what your dog wants from you.

Reasons why your dog is staring at you:

  • They want food
  • They want to go for a walk
  • They want attention
  • They want to play
  • Something may be wrong
  • They’re plotting your demise(JK🤭)

Whatever the reason, it’s important to acknowledge your dog when they stare. You can even speak to them and ask, “What is it that you want?” Chances are they will point you to the answer. You can learn more about dog body language here.