When a dog gazes into your eyes, they are most likely expressing their affection for you.
Signs Your Dog Loves You
Dogs show their affection for humans by gazing directly into their eyes, just as we do it with them.
Your dog will produce more oxytocin, sometimes known as the "love" hormone, as a result of this reciprocal staring contest.
We feel it, too. When we stare at our "furever" family members, just like a new mother does when she looks at her infant, oxytocin is released in our bodies
According to Laurie Santos, who directs the Yale University Center for Canine Cognition, it is beneficial for dogs to look at people directly in the eyes.
There's a good reason why Golden Retrievers are such a popular breed: in general, these dogs are extraordinarily well-mannered.
Looking into one another's eyes can increase the production of hormones that are associated with social bonding."
We already know that these ties can form when human moms and babies establish eye contact with one another, as well as when couples or friends make eye contact with one another.
Since dogs are the species that are most closely related to humans, it stands to reason that they would be able to pick up on these indications.