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Old 12-25-2012, 09:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have always been told that dogs yawn when stressed or as a calming technique. Is there any other reasons for a dog to yawn? Dharma does it all the time, especially when she is half asleep, cuddled up with me, getting scratched or petted.

Earlier I went out to the garage to smoke, Dharma likes to come with me and will lay at my feet and get her ears scratched or her tummy rubbed while I am outside. She yawned about 5 times. She will also do it when she is laying at my feet on the sofa getting loved on. What is up with that?
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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agree, my pup seems to yawn more than what I would deem as a calming signal. He will do it when we are just lounging around, watching TV, on walks, in the car, everywhere. Initially thought maybe boredom? But when I go to engage with a toy he may ignore or get right into it, so not sure if that is going to hold water. I really don't like to think that he is stressed, it does not seem like there would be anything to set him off when he does most of the time.
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Dharma seems to do it when she is LEAST stressed. Pippa, I know, does it when she is stressed or worried. But Dharma, not so much. It is only really when we are just cuddling and then it will be a bunch of times in a row.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Avery yawns most when he is calm and relaxed. I have noticed when we haven't been for a walk or burned some of his energy he will yawn at me out of boredom I'm assuming.


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sometimes a yawn is just a yawn....
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While I was getting out of bed and ready for our walk this morning, he stood around the room just yawning up a storm for five minutes. I wish I counted, must have been at least seventeen times. I can't imagine that is stress, he loves the morning routine and was very excited, wagging, tongue out, ready to go. strange dog...
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While I was getting out of bed and ready for our walk this morning, he stood around the room just yawning up a storm for five minutes. I wish I counted, must have been at least seventeen times. I can't imagine that is stress, he loves the morning routine and was very excited, wagging, tongue out, ready to go. strange dog...
If your routine was anything like my routine yesterday, people everyhwhere, 5hours of sleep the night before and four hours last night, ya got to figure the dog didn't get as much beauty sleep either.

But thanks for the yawn thread, I just yawned, and will probably do so for the next five minutes of so.
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