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Is that a sign of over-stimulation usually? Mia and Summer got in a little tiff just now and afterwards Mia was sitting there just opening and closing her mouth.

She does a 'teeth chatter' quite a few ways. One is purely excitement and she chatters her teeth really fast (like say I put her in a stay and then throw the ball and she really wants it- she will chatter the teeth quickly then).

#2 looks like the teeth chatter but it's slow. Usually happens on a walk or just hanging out. She will usually put her head forward a bit then scrunch up her nose and open and close her mouth. Ears stay forward mostly on this one and she appears overall relaxed. (video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2ok3nWrFkA)

#3 is what she did now. Ears pinned back as far as she could, tense, and mouth opening and closing very slowly. Happens after a fight.

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I think that's over stimulation. Kabota does that, opening and closing his mouth, when I really get him worked up playing. He does it slower, but I get the feeling Kabota is overall a lot slower than Mia. ;)

Also, I don't think still pictures do your dogs justice.
 

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Omg they are so cute!!!

It's a cute little quirk :) Butters grinds her teeth when she's stressed out, literally the same way I do it. Everyone is always quizzical about it and even the vets don't know why she's doing that.

So long as the dentals aren't getting damaged from it, I think it's just a personality quirk
 
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