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Has Your Dog Ever Caught Your Yawn?

I'm not gonna lie — I totally yawned while watching this clip . . . and so did this dog.

According to recent research, not only do people find yawning contagious, but pooches do as well! The team created two conditions where a stranger sat in front of the dog and called its name. Under the first condition, the stranger yawned once the dogs had made eye contact with him or her, and under the second, the person simply silently opened and closed his or her mouth and did not yawn. The results: The team found that 21 out of 29 dogs yawned when the stranger in front of them yawned — and, on average, dogs yawned 1.9 times.

Has this ever happened to you? (On a side note, am I the only one who also yawned watching this? Share in your comments below.)

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SugarKim4203 SugarKim4203 9 years
I tried yawning in front of Roxy this morning and she just looked at me like "go take a nap if you're so tired." I once read that dog's yawn when they're super happy and/or when they're stressed. Roxy usually yawns right when I get home from work and she's doing her "I'm happy you're home" dance and when we're on the way to the dog park.
ElleJay ElleJay 9 years
Ok- my dog yawns probably 100 times a day and i'm not lying!! she's a husky and i've seen other huskys yawn like crazy as well.. it's sorta funny. you'll talk to her and she'll start talking back and yawn about 5 times in 1 minute!
linb linb 9 years
I didn't yawn :) I caught my dog's yawn this morning, but I've never noticed if she catches mines. I'll try to pay attention from now on.
tokki83 tokki83 9 years
haha i just yawned after watchin the clip!!!!
Katydid620 Katydid620 9 years
Yes! I totally yawned while reading this! Actually twice and I just yawned while writing this...
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