Maintaining Eye Contact

Imagine staring intensely into the eyes of someone you did not feel comfortable with. Perhaps, this would not make you feel too comfortable? Of course not; holding someone’s gaze is reserved for the ones you love most. It is the same for dogs; they will only maintain eye contact with people they feel safe with whom they trust.

Maintaining eye contact with your dog will build a deep bond between you and your pet. Moreover, when your dog stares at you, it releases oxytocin known as the “love hormone.” The best way to develop eye contact with your dog is during play or cuddles. However, never try to force prolonged eye contact, as this can make them feel uncomfortable.

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