Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Dogs are in the group of a small number of animals that yawn. A study done by Porto University discovered that dogs can catch yawns from their owners. Dogs that have a strong bond with their owners catch more yawns from their owners. This research gives us proof that dogs empathise with their owners and can feel for them. The research showed that when the dogs heard their owners yawn they were far more likely to yawn than in any other circumstance. Half of all dogs yawned when played a tape of humans yawning. Dogs are five times more likely to yawn if the yawn comes from their owner.