When humans yawn, it usually means that they are tired or bored.
But what about Huskies?
Huskies are known to yawn for a variety of reasons, and sometimes it can be difficult to know exactly what your Husky is trying to communicate.
If your Husky is yawning a lot, it could be a sign that they are tired or bored, but it could also be a sign of anxiety or over-excitement.
This article will cover everything you need to know about why your Husky is yawning so much, and what you can do to try and stop it.
Why Do Huskies Yawn
Huskies yawn as a way of communicating how they are feeling.
Unlike humans, who can put their feelings into words, Huskies have limited ways of telling their owners how they are feeling. Instead, they use body language to get their point across and one easy way for them to do that is to yawn.
Unfortunately, yawning can convey a variety of meanings, so as an owner, you have to be able to interpret exactly what your Husky’s yawn means.
Your Husky is yawning because they are tired
This is the main reason that most people and animals yawn, so it’s fair to say that this could be a simple reason for why your Husky is yawning.
If they seem to yawn a lot after a busy day, it could just mean that they are tired out and ready to sleep.
If they yawn a lot after waking up from a sleep, you might need to check their sleeping space and make sure that it is cool, dark, and quiet enough.
A sleep that is interrupted by noise and other distractions can lead to an excessively yawning Husky.
Your Husky is yawning because they are anxious or stressed
Yawning could be a sign that your Husky is anxious or stressed. This is a quite common way for dogs of all breeds to show their discomfort.
For example, if you are on a walk and stop to chat with someone, your Husky might start yawning to show their discomfort with the situation. They might not be comfortable around the person or might be anxious to walk on. Until they start moving again, they may continue to yawn and show signs of stress.
If you notice your Husky yawning and want them to stop, it might be best to cut your conversation short and keep walking.
Your Husky is yawning because they are bored
This reason for your Husky yawning seems to happen most often during a training session or playtime and usually involves boredom because of repetition.
If you are trying to train your Husky to do something, make sure you break up the training sessions into parts and have regular breaks to avoid your Husky getting bored.
Likewise, if you are playing with your Husky, make sure you mix up the games you play so that your Husky doesn’t get too bored with the same game and start yawning.
Constantly throwing, fetching, and returning a ball can get repetitive, so make sure you mix up this game with others.
A bored Husky can quickly develop behavior problems such as destroying furniture, digging holes, or escaping your property.
Your Husky is yawning because they are being indifferent
Huskies are not known to be an aggressive breed, and yawning due to indifference only proves this point.
Sometimes your Husky might yawn when confronted with a dog that is barking at them or being somewhat aggressive.
This is to show the other dog that they are not fussed by the threat and are not interested in any sort of conflict.
Your Husky’s yawns usually have the effect of calming down the aggressor and easing the potential confrontation, acting as a pacifier.
Your Husky is yawning because they feel a connection with you
Have you heard people say that yawning when they see someone else yawn is a sign of that person being empathetic? Well, the same could be said when it comes to you and your Husky.
‘Contagious’ yawns occur in both animals and humans, particularly when there is a strong connection.
If you are yawning a lot, your Husky may be showing that they trust you by also ‘catching’ the yawn. This is nothing to be concerned about, as it shows that you have a very empathetic Husky.
What To Do When Your Husky Yawns a Lot
When your Husky yawns a lot, you need to look at the situation and what has happened in the lead-up to the yawning. Only then can you have some chance of working out why they might be yawning, and work out a way to prevent it.
In most cases, there is no need to worry about excessive yawning, and you don’t need to do anything about it.
If your Husky is yawning because they are tired, make sure that their sleeping area is quiet, dark, and a good temperature so that they can have a restful and uninterrupted sleep.
If they are yawning because they are bored, have a break from training or try playing a different game.
If your Husky is yawning and in a confrontational situation, try to remove them or the aggressor from the area.
Easing anxiety and stress in your Husky can also help to stop them from yawning excessively.
Below are some articles that could help when trying to stop your Husky from yawning so much.
Remember to monitor your Husky’s behaviors in the time before the yawning begins so you can work out the reason why they might be yawning so much.
How to Calm Down a Hyper Husky
If the yawning is a result of anxiety or stress, the method covered in this article on hyper Huskies will be useful.
Read the tips on how to calm down a hyper Husky and use it if you notice your Husky yawning from over-excitement or stress.
See if it helps stop the yawning and keep it in mind for future situations.
Fun Games to Play With Your Husky
Your Husky might be yawning because they are bored during playtime, especially if you are repetitively playing the same games.
Read this article on games to play with your Husky for some inspiration so that they don’t get too bored.
How Much Sleep Do Huskies Need?
If you think that excessive yawning could be related to tiredness, read this article about the sleep needs of Huskies.
You can read tips on how to make your Husky’s sleeping space comfortable so that they can have a restful and uninterrupted sleep.
A Husky who is well-rested is less likely to yawn from tiredness.