Research: Your Dog Would Rather Look at Another Dog over You

Next time you catch your dog "staring" at you, marveling over your smile, check your ego. New research suggests that dogs aren't that interested in their owners' faces and that they actually seem to enjoy looking at other dogs more than humans. MRI scans taken during the study found that a dog's brain activity "lights up" when it sees another dog. Not so much when looking at humans. In fact, a dog's brain activity remain unchanged whether they were looking at their owners face or the back of their owner's head. Humans work on social cues from people's facial expressions to read mood but dogs aren't wired the same way. While the dog may check your facial expression, they use other factors like body language and tone to gauge you. Read more here