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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
Its not the eye contact that enforces the dominance its standing your ground. If you look at submissive dogs, they avoid any eye contact, & lay on their backs to submit.

Eye contact is almost always viewed as a threat in any animal,mammal,etc.

Horses are a bad example, they are very skittish in nature, & usally counter attack in self defence.
Sometimes dogs will initiate an attack, or attack in self defence
No, horses are a good example, because they are the main species identified with the negative behavior in response to eye contact, and that was the subject of the comment I was responding to. You are not going to profit from looking away from a dog!
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