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    Why do Dogs Wag Their Tails?

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    Everybody knows that dogs wag their tails. But do you know why they do this? See the following information about dogs wagging tails.

    The Dog’s Telltale Body Language
    We can find the answer to dog tail wagging, not only in the position or movement of the tail but in the dog as a whole: in his body language. Although dogs communicate with us, less meaningfully and in a specific dialect, it doesn’t mean we can’t understand what he is trying to say with his barking. Barking, growling and howling all refer to something, but you will find the key in his posture, the eyes and the motions of the dog.

    There are some clear signs that are indeed difficult to misunderstand, but if that happens, it is only our fault!

    Dog Tail Meanings
    A dog tail that wags slowly and is shaped in a “U” form usually denotes a dog that is calm and playful. If he erects his ears too and turns them towards his master, he wants to play with you.

    If the dog is holding his tail high, whether he wags it or not, it is the sign of his dominance or great interest. If the tip of his tail slightly curls onto his back and twitches, then it is imperative to leave at once if you consider your health, because the animal is not likely to get close for shaking his paws with you.

    Thus, tail wagging is a clear signal towards us or the other animal. The dog never wags his tail for no reason unless he is playing with his favourite toy.

    Those who want to avoid conflict should take any sign of the dog seriously and know when to back off.
     

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