7 Weird Dog Behaviours And What They Mean

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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.


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