What does it mean when a dog doesnt like when you stare at him in the eyes? Dozer is 15mo. and really dislikes when people (men, not women) stare at him in his eyes for a period of time. Even with people he knows, he has NEVER been HA! but when a person (man) stares at him in his eyes he starts to bark and grown somewhat, not an im going to eat you type but more of a you better stop staring at me in my eyes type back and growl. He is much less tolerant of strangers doing this.