Re: Does your dog stare at you?
Bianca doesn't stare, and she never asks to go out unless I happen to be near the door (then she'll go over to it, but usually she just goes out to lay on the porch), or asks for food or help with her toys either. She will watch me when I am eating but she doesn't stare intently.
My terrier Pooch did have "the stare" which he would do if he wanted something. He would give this intense look like he was trying to telepathically communicate what he wanted. He did this if he really had to go out, or if his water bowl was empty, he lost the ball and couldn't reach it, etc... If he had to go out badly he would stare and stare and if that didn't work he would move onto whining and nudging, and finally barking urgently. I would ask him what he wanted such as "Do you want to go out?" no reaction meant no... "Do you need water?" etc until I got the right thing. As soon as I got it right I'd know because he would either bark at me (meaning "Yes!") or he would head towards the object (the door or water dish in those examples.) If I got it wrong he would keep staring.
My Golden Retriever Ginger never gave intense stares, she would "stare" at people but it was in a soft, loving, I-know-you-want-to-pet-me way rather than in a focused I-need-something way.
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