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Suzy and Cazzie
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Cazzie looks at me intently. He stares at me. I stare back. I say, "Come on Cazzie, say something." He just stares. He doesn't take his eyes off of me. The staring stand-off is broken when I look away. I can't take it! :)

Do your Havs stare at you too? Whatever do they want??????

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Tess watches me like a hawk but I don't get that stare. Cody on the other hand will stop in the middle of a walk to stare at me. "What, what do you want?" He finally starts walking again, looking disgusted that I didn't take care of whatever it was he needed. He probably thinks I need so much more training....
 

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I get the stare when she has a kleenex in her mouth...as if she watching my every move to make sure I don't try and steal it away from her.
 

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Ha ha Suzy. I know that stare! Jasper is the king of staring. I have learned what some of the stares mean by time of day and the position of the stare. If it is 10pm and he comes right up to me or DH and stares it means he wants to go out. If I have just come home and he follows me from room to room and stares where ever I land... I know he wants to herd me to a chair so he can jump on my lap. If Cash has a chew or took a chew that was Jas' ... he will stare at me as well...like "Mom..Cash took my chew"

But then there are the times he has been out, does not jump up on my lap, and cash is not in the room...and he still stares... and I don't have a clue.
 

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With Kodi, I think it's just that he wants to communicate. It's that eye contact that makes him so easy to train, and so quick to pick up on what I want. While all the other people in his classes are trying to get their puppies' attention, Kodi and I are already "playing" (I know he doesn't think of it as work!) because he is USUALLY paying attention.
 

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I get the stare too. If I don't respond right away it's followed by either a bark or pawing at my leg or arm. That means "do it". As I stand up, they will turn and run to the item needing help with....food bowls and refridgerator, back door to be let out, water bowl...oops it's empty!, or toy box meaning let's play!
 

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Bumi stares at me all the time. Even when I am taking a shower, he stands on the other side of the door just staring (freaky dog). :D
 

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When Sadie was a baby, she would sit in front ot the breeder & then later us and stare but it was because she was so y sick. The breeder thought it was unusual & indearing and of course none of us knew at the time that she had a liver shunt.

I always thought that staring was an unusual trait as most dogs do not want prolonged eye contact. Sadie will still look us in the eye and not turn away or sometimes be laying down and staring at us but at least now I know it is not because she is sick but she probably is communicating something but do not know what it is. Sometimes I think she pouts.
 

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Dexter does the stare thing too! My reasons:

I love you so much and I am watching you, so don't move!

If Dexter goes to the front door and comes back and looks at me, he needs to go to potty.

I am bored, tell me what to do....I tell him to get his toys or his bone.

If he has a toy in his mouth and he is staring at me, he wants to play.

If he is being naughty and he stares after I correct him, he is just trying to tell me he is the boss and that is not going to happen.

Oh! I do not break the stare first, let your Hav break the stare, you are the boss....but, try the other reasons first. :ranger:

........... I am trying to figure out the rest of the reasons.........
 

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I'll rise to the challenge Amanda... Jasper has been doing it since he was a puppy... it's that petulant "I want something" look... But a still pict just doesn't do it justice... you just have to feel "The Stare." and you won't believe how long they do it... It's hard not to be the first to break contact.
 
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