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My puppy stares at me. It's unsettling. I think she wants to eat me. She just sits there, flat on her butt, eyes fixed on my face, staring. Maybe she's plotting something. I don't know. I sleep with one eye open at night now.

Actually, she looks like she wants something. I tried food, attention, going outside. Does anyone else's puppy do this? It's weird.
 

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LOL - My theories won't be of much use because I've owned primarily grown dogs, but your description gave me a chuckle. Watch your back!

I predict one of the experts will be here shortly to help you out
 

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My dogs stare at me all the time. Keep in mind that in order to teach your puppy anything you have to first have her attention - and obviously you do! Reward it and consider yourself lucky. When mine were little I'd encourage eye contact by clicking and tossing a treat when they looked at me.
 

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Exactly as CassidysMom said... be glad!!! Your puppy has a natural stare, which you can use in every day life. you always know that when you tell him "watch me" or which ever command you are gonna use, he will watch you in the eyes. Some dogs are not as eager to offer eye contact, so you are lucky that you have a dog that willingly will stare at you in th eyes.

If you ever want to do obedience or any other sport with your dog, you already have that so important eye contact!!
 

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Not trying to be rude here, BUT you should feel honored not afraid that your pup is planning on eating you.

Your pup is being attentive/watchful just incase you the human want it's attention, the pup doesn't want to miss it and be late, which is what we want and many of us have to work hard to get our pups to do. This is a great beginning of fullfilling relationship with your pup, IF you start working and building on that relationship.

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Actually, I think she's just waiting for something to do or trying to weezle a treat from me.
 

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sometimes i think the same thing..they were both taught the "watch me" and they stand and stare, while i make dinner ect, i am thinking in my head "WHAT do you want from me" and then i remember that, oh, i taught them that


it is a good thing, ya know, as long as they ARENT plotting against you
sometimes i wonder though.....
 

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Originally Posted By: CalipsoActually, I think she's just waiting for something to do or trying to weezle a treat from me.
Consider <u>yourself</u> 'in training.!' Smart pup.
 

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Too cute!!! Reward that nice focus and consider competing in obedience!
 

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The initial click training was a breeze. I actually had to make an effort to break her attention so I could provide some distinction between focused and not focused.

She is training pretty easily. But her socialization is still lagging rather badly. She is not enjoying puppy school very much.
 

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Agreed, but she doesn't play with others outside of her one playmate. She doesn't have much interest in toys either except for pieces of wood.
 

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Quote:My puppy stares at me.
Your puppy loves you.

You will never have such pure, unqualified, loyal, freely given love from anywhere else in your life, except from God.
 
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