Originally Posted by SidecarFlip
I have 4 dogs myself, one Rot. He's the most docile of all 4. I don't want any dog I can't look in the eye and be comfortable looking at. If they have that look, might as well be shot and I will be the shooter.
Most canines take a direct look in the eye as a threat or challenge. If you're the dominant being there there will be no problem. If not, sooner or later there's gonna be a problem.
If ya wanna change the attitude of a seemingly aggressive male simply turn away from him, sit down and relax. I've been told that this is the strongest of dominant behaviors. It won't be long until the mutt eases up to you.
Note that I haven't personally tried this method.
Would appreciate a report from someone who has besides the guy that I heard this from.