Ask A Vet: Why do dogs look at their owners when they are peeing?
A deeper thought
A lot of times, you must have seen the dogs looking at their owners when they are defecating. If you have a dog, then you must have noticed this about your very own dog as well. It is not because your dog is embarrassed you looking at him or he wants you to look away but it holds a much deeper meaning than this. Dogs are animals that are tuned in to their environment and they must be aware of the risk all the time.
When they are defecating, they are not in a position to fight or flee if danger comes so he wants you to protect him or her if the danger arrives. If you suddenly leap away, you will notice that your dog will too. Dog considers you a part of their pack and they will defend you at any cost and expect the same from you. For this exact reason, some dogs will not defecate when they are being watched by other people. This is because of the fact that they are instinctively aware of their defenselessness during this time.
That’s why, such dogs would prefer going to some place where they can defecate alone. So it is natural to see if your dog looks up to you or slips away when it is "poop time”, he is doing it naturally. So as a dog owner, it is your duty to not do anything that would startle the dog and let him be comfortable during that time.