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Yes, dogs do yawn 'for the sake of yawning', but as you noticed it seems different - the dog will seem more relaxed over all and especially afterward. Know your dog, know what he looks like when he is relaxed and content, from there you can tell if your dog is stressed or not. Keep in mind that a little stress is not a 'bad' thing - after all learning is stressful to a degree and so is excitement.
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