stairing into their eyes is a sign of dominance! You aren't to look them straight in the eyes, they see that as you challanging them!Hello,
I just have a couple of questions regarding dogs in general and maybe some others may post other remarks.
1) is it true that we should not look straight into their eyes , but just above?
2) are they really light sleepers ?
Any more are welcome
No.....that eye contact is a crucial part of all attention training. You want the dog to focus on you and not the distractions but, it requires training.stairing into their eyes is a sign of dominance! You aren't to look them straight in the eyes, they see that as you challanging them!
I disagree. Eye contact is not an absolute precursor for an attack. And I've seen dogs give eye contact for extended periods of time during play.This is from Preventing Dog Bites in Children, by Ed Frawley. Not sure how accurate it is, comments are welcome.
Dogs do not naturally give direct eye contact for any length of time. The only time they get or give eye contact is just before they attack, or just before they flee. So if you have a dominant dog getting direct eye contact from a child, the dog interprets the eye contact as prey that is about to run. That may be enough to trigger an attack.