YAWNING A FORM OF CANINE COMMUNICATION
Dogs yawn to let us know they are stressed or trying to relieve a stressful situation. Being aware of your dog’s body language, when they are anxious, yawning is one indicator to easily pick up on. Yawning helps calm your dog down. Dogs will yawn when other dogs approach that they may not be sure if there is a threat. Often my dog yawns during training and it’s usually time for me to introduce play. Frustration is another time a big wide open yawn and a heavy breath is expelled. Watch your dog yawning and decipher the reason. Dog also do yawn like humans when they are fatigued.