The yin yang of unseasonably hot and sunny with bouts of cool and rain are confusing the dogs. Just as our mood and energy levels can be affected by weather, so too do the changing of the seasons affect our canine friends. If in your neck of the woods the seasons are in transition from one to the next, try to be aware of that change’s impact on your dogs. Your dog’s yawning may not be tiredness or boredom. It could be a sign of stress. Indoor,mind-challenging games can be a big boredom buster. Turid Rugaas has some great insight into the calming signals of dogs. Check ’em out.