Hi all! I have a training question to run by you. My dog has always been fear reactive, but he has improved significantly during the time I’ve had him. He’s still fear reactive, but he is much more confident than he was. One of the things he is reactive to that I've noticed lately is prolonged eye contact from people he doesn’t know well. A few people we know have a tendency to stare down at him. This panics him, and he snarls and snaps briefly. I’m glad he isn’t biting, but giving warnings, but I’m not sure how to correct this. I was wondering if clicking and treating for eye contact (and teaching a reliable “watch me” command) could help him associate eye contact as being a good thing, rather than a threat. Obviously, I’d try this first only with the people he completely trusts, and wouldn’t risk people he may be sensitive around. I also do tell friends not to stare at him, in hopes of preventing these incidents. He has only reacted like this about 5 times, but I can’t guarantee that nobody will stare at him (especially a kid with no understanding of dog language…) and I want to make sure he and visitors can get along safely. Does anybody have some better ideas on how to handle this, or think I’m going about this the wrong way? Direct staring from certain people is the only thing that triggers this reaction (I think it is from defensive aggression), but I haven’t found anybody else with this specific problem, and I’m feeling lost. Any help will be appreciated, thanks!