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    I was just wondering how often everyone's dog yawns? It seems like Ace yawns alot, I dont think its a health issue or anything but just curious.
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    My Pyrenees didn't yawn much..... My border collie cross, is always bored.


    I've heard with people one theory is that a yawn is to cool the brain. I wonder if that's the case for dogs? Hmmm....
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    From what I've read, a dog's yawn is actually body language that communicates important messages, in addition to the common physical reason that we all yawn. The experts say the yawn is used by a dog to signal peace and diffuse tension. For example when two dogs meet and there is a bit of tension coming from one of the dogs and the other is non-aggressive, the non-aggressive one would turn it head so as not to look at the nervous dog directly and then yawn to communicate that it has no intentions to fight.

    So, my question to you, ad-mn81, is what have you been doing to threaten Ace such that Ace is sending you "chill out, man" signals??

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    Missy yawns just before bed and in training. Then again she is the biggest dog in training and the others get nervous with her. So maybe Jewel is onto something.

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    That is intersting Jewel!


    My border collie cross also sneezes quite a bit. When she does, it's never one sneeze but like about 6of them, one after another. I wonder what that means in doggie language?
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    I think it means she needs a benadryl! Lol
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    Queenie yawns quite a bit but usually during our walks....almost like she is bored or something. I have never seen her yawn while socializing with other dogs. Hmmmm....maybe the other dogs yawn because of her???
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    my joy yawns when she is overloaded with commands or in a situation when she needs to say 'please relax, everyone!' and i read that this is dog body language. humans yawn when our bodies need more oxygen, and for relaxation. probably acombination of both with our pyrenees friends.

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    my male pyr give a big curly tongue yawn right in my face when he wakes up

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    Jewel From what I've read, a dog's yawn is actually body language that communicates important messages, in addition to the common physical reason that we all yawn. The experts say the yawn is used by a dog to signal peace and diffuse tension. For example when two dogs meet and there is a bit of tension coming from one of the dogs and the other is non-aggressive, the non-aggressive one would turn it head so as not to look at the nervous dog directly and then yawn to communicate that it has no intentions to fight.
    Lol. Not sure, its mainly just when I pet him. He will look at me and smile and then yawn. Not sure what it means
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