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That is a reason Dogs follow when humans yawn
There’s no doubt that dogs are intelligent animals. They can learn tricks, obey commands, and even perform complex tasks. But do they really understand when humans yawn? A new study suggests that the answer is yes! Researchers from the University of Tokyo have found that dogs are more likely to yawn when someone else in the room is doing so. This indicates that dogs are capable of empathy and understanding human emotions.
The study was conducted on 34 dogs of various breeds. Each dog was placed in a room with its owner and another person. The researchers then videotaped the dogs’ behavior while they yawned, either silently or audibly. The results showed that the majority of dogs yawned when they saw their owners do so, regardless of whether they heard the sound of the yawn or not. However, when the other person in the room yawned, but the dog’s owner did not, only about half of the dogs responded by yawning. This indicates that dogs are most likely responding to facial cues from humans when deciding whether to yawn or not.
This study provides valuable insight into canine psychology and confirms what many pet owners have long suspected – that dogs are capable of understanding human emotion. It’s a good reminder that we should take the time to bond with our pets and connect with them on an emotional level. After all, they’re not just animals – they’re members of our family!