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Why Do Dogs Yawn? (with video) | Care2 Healthy Living: This might seem like a silly question. It's easy to ass...

Why Do Dogs Yawn? (with video) | Care2 Healthy Living: This might seem like a silly question. It's easy to ass...

This might seem like a silly question. It’s easy to assume that dogs yawn for the same reasons we yawn… they are either tired, bored, or are trying to take in more oxygen. However, that is often not the case. Have you ever seen a dog yawn when he’s at a cross walk with traffic zooming by, or when he’s sitting alone in a corner at a dog shelter ? That’s because yawning can often be a stress signal for dogs. It is very common for a dog to yawn right after he is yelled at or a collar correction is administered from his handler holding the leash. (Stress is only one of many reasons that leash corrections are never advised by positive reinforcement dog trainers .) While I record music specially designed to calm dogs and hopefully make them yawn because they are sleepy, Sanchez and Gina experience the full range of my concert repertoire. In addition to the slowed down, simplifie...

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