Don’t Stare in My Eyes


Excuse me, sir…

Please don’t stare in my eyes.

I know they are beautiful.

But didn’t your mom teach you it’s rude?

I’m not sure if it’s rude in your language.

But it’s very rude in mine.

I don’t mind if my parents stare in my eyes.

But you are a stranger.

And we just met.

Why should I trust you?

I wanted to try something a little different this week for the Training Tuesday Tips and explore writing something from the dog’s perspective like the greeting ritual between a dog and person who are meeting for the first time. This may become a posting series in itself. What are your thoughts on this kind of post? And would you like to maybe see more like this?

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2 comments on “Don’t Stare in My Eyes

  1. I love it! I think it is a very effective way of communicating what dogs think, and more about their emotions and behavior.

    And Mort agrees. His fearful little heart says “yes, no staring please, especially if you’re big and a dude and I don’t know you… yeah especially all three!”

    1. It’s actually because of Kronos’s fear of people staring that this was inspired 😉 The big and dude and don’t know you factors are also super scary to Kronos. Dem crazy boys. People just don’t seem to understand that that’s a threat or very confrontational in dog language. Terra will growl when a person stares in her eyes for a prolonged period, but that’s only because it’s the cue for her trick and it’s a cute growl which is sometimes accompanied by a little nubbin wag and a dance (yeah…we should probably change that cue lol). 🙂

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