Yawning is contagious. Just not for humans, but dogs, too. In fact, people may instantaneously yawn just by hearing another person do it. Same for dogs. Though they're 5-times more likely to "catch a yawn" if the pet hears their owner yawning.

Research proves it. Biologists got dogs in the laboratory to yawn by playing recordings of their owners loud yawning. Nearly half of all dogs yawned when played a recording of a complete stranger making such a noise. Biologist Karine Silva said (quote) "These results suggest that dogs have the capacity to empathize with humans"..Now Pass The Snauseges.