Why Dogs Stare At Their Masters
written by: Eddiebens

The most popular pet in the world is a dog. This is so because dogs are very friendly to human earning them the name- man’s best friend. Dogs can be kept in the house for various reasons, one being their nature to protect a house but mostly dogs have found way into the house not as security agents’ but as a companion to the master.

Dogs that are kept in as pets have some behaviors that may be considered to be odd. One behavior that is commonly experienced is the staring act by a dog at his master.

This has called for people wanting to know the reasons for that act. To that effect, I will mention some of the reasons why dogs stare at their masters.

  •  Food

This is perhaps the number one reason why a dog will stare at the master. Just like any other creature, a dog requires food. The staring act is stimulated if the master fails to give the dog food at the usual time. At times the dog will stare at his master when the quantity of food given is so less yet the master thinks that it is just fine with it. Interestingly, a dog may stare when the master is eating strange food that the dog has never seen before, perhaps wondering how the food tastes.

  •  Anger

It might sound funny, but it is true that dogs may turn angry at times. There are many reasons why a dog may be angry at the master, an example being locked in a room for a long period of time.

When that is done to a dog, it just wonders what kind of a master can oppress’ his/her pet like that and the best way to wonder is just to stare at the master. The master is mostly in the dark on the reason for stare. There are many other ways of relieving anger by dogs but the cool ones just relieve it by a simple stare.

  • Peculiar Behaviors of Masters

Some of dog owners have behaviors that not seem to be well with some dogs. Bad eating habit is one such behavior that can cause a dog to stare. A dog is usually very keen to the kind of life the master lives. Even shouting to other people over the phone may lead to a dog staring at the master. 

  •  Satisfaction

At times a dog may stare at the master to show happiness over a certain thing. For instance, if a certain master has been mistreating a dog and then all over a sudden decide to change that behavior, a dog will be left wondering if the master is still the same person or not.

Though the dog will be happy for that behavioral change but it will keep on staring at the master some times.

Also to be noted is that a dog, being an animal, might sense something unusual about the master and will just keep on staring. 

From the above, it is clear that a dog may stare at people for different reasons depending on the situation and masters should try to know the reasons for regular stares. 

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