What Does It Mean When Your Dog Yawns

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Did you know that when a dog yawns, it might be because they love you? Or that dogs are more accurate than some lab tests at detecting cancer? Turns out, there is a lot about dogs that most dog owners don’t know! Dogs have incredible cognitive abilities that enable them to exhibit remarkable communication skills, memory skills and more.

Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND and leading dog cognition expert and Duke professor Dr. Brian Hare created this interesting chart  to  shine a light on the inner workings of a dog’s mind and reveal the role of cognition in the rich mental lives of dogs.

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Courtesy: The Kong Company
Courtesy: The Kong Company

Distraction toys such as a Kong can provide additional hours of fun if you stuff it with Ultramix sweet potato or pumpkin puree and freeze the toy until the puree is solid. Be sure to give the stuffed Kong to your dog outside or somewhere where you won’t mind cleaning up the mess – if he doesn’t lick up everything for you! Peanut butter is another great option. Courtesy Kong