A study in the University of Tokyo has recently found out that pets are emotionally connected to people, especially to their owners compared to strangers.
Teresa Romero and her team did a psychological study of a dog’s yawn in response to seeing people yawn. The study also resulted that the emotional connection is genuine because the dogs didn’t respond much to fake yawns compared to the real ones.
This mirror effect proves that dogs and their owners have a mutual connection. For the sake of Science, this study was conducted, though a lot of pet owners already know this.