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Hi there. My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with your question today. Just like an in person consult, I have a couple questions of my own to help ensure I give you the best advice possible....
How long is he staying with you?
How old is he?
Can he be distracted when he's doing this staring?
Does he have any other unusual behaviors?
Has he always done this?
Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.
At first I was worried that this could be something like seizures but since he only does this from time to time and can be distracted it makes me feel better that it's not. Also, the fact he's only 2 helps me feel less worried since things like neurologic issues or organ issues tend to happen in older dogs, so that makes me feel a little better too.
If he's done this since he was a puppy, it's possible that this is just his coping mechanism. I actually have Boxer who stays with us who stares at the wall whenever he's pouting about something.
As long as he can be distracted during this time, I feel like this is just a behavior and not a medical issue.
That being said...if it gets to a point where he can't be distracted or if you notice any other odd behaviors such as pacing or snapping at invisible insects in the air, then you should have him seen, just to be on the safe side.
I hope this helps.