6- Why does my dog yawn every time I do?
Just like people, dogs can ‘catch’ yawns. A study in the journal Biology Letters says this ’emotional contagion’ is completely normal. More importantly, the researchers write, your dog catching your yawn is a sign of basic empathy.
Dogs are believed to empathise with us in other ways as well.
A University of Helsinki study suggested that dogs can sense when their owners are angry and have even evolved to respond accordingly. Another study found that dogs respond in a similar way, physiologically and behaviourally, to people when they hear a human baby crying.