11. Human Yawns Are Contagious To Dogs
Dogs are man’s best friend for a reason. They are highly empathetic, responding almost instinctively to their owners. They may be able to detect when their owners are having a bad day and then respond by showing extra affection. Dogs are amazing.
Perhaps this high level of empathy explains why dogs can catch a yawn from humans. As with humans, their empathetic response kicks in when they hear or see somebody else – maybe another dog or even a human, such as their owner – yawn. They yawn in response.