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Dogs Catch Yawns From Their Owners. Does That Mean They Empathize with Us?

If you’ve ever spent any time with a dog, you’ve noticed that you can start your dog yawning, although incidentally your dog can start you yawning.  This picture here makes me want to yawn.   Is there a link between that and how well dogs are paying attention and empathizing with humans?    This study in Animal Cognition suggests so:

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