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Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?

Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?

You're at a friend's house and along comes her collie, Baby, wagging her tail. Good girl! You bend over to pat her and are rewarded with a growl. What went wrong? "It is so important for people to realize that a wagging tail does not equal a dog t...

Dogs And Tail-Wagging

Why do dogs wag their tails? The quick answer is that a dog wags its tail for a reason which seems self-evident enough, being that it’s the tell-tale mark of a friendly dog. Indeed, anyone who’s stood near the pounding tail of a prototypical frien...

What A Dog’S Tail Wags Really Mean: Some New Scientific Data

Science is always providing new information that allows us to interpret the behaviors of dogs, or to reinterpret behaviors which we thought we understood very well - such as the meaning of a dog's tail wagging. Perhaps the most common misinterpret...

A Wagging Tail – What Does It Really Mean?

We have all heard the common myth that a wagging tail means a happy, friendly dog. While it is true that dogs do wag their tails to express happiness at seeing a person (or dinner!), dogs also wag their tails to show other emotions. In fact, dog t...

Your Dog's Wagging Tail Might Mean He Is Mad At You

We tend to interpret our dogs’ tails in one of two ways: There’s a lot more meaning hiding on our dogs’ butts than you might think. Sometimes, there’s an entire conversation happening back there. We’re used to the furiously fast wagging tail, but ...

Why A Dog's Tail Wags (And Why You Shouldn't Cut It Off!)

If you think about it, a dog's tail might be his most effective means of communication. It tells us when he's happy, when he's anxious and, sometimes, he uses it to smack us in the face when he wants some attention. "Accidentally," of course. But ...

How Your Dog's Wagging Tail Can Reveal Its Emotions

Dog owners have long assumed that when their pet’s tail is wagging, it is usually a sign of contentment and happiness. Scientists have discovered, however, that dogs communicate far more information about their emotions to each other with their ta...

Dog Tail Wag Direction: Do Wagging Tails Reveal How Canines Feel?

Is your dog happy or stressed? The answer is all in the wag. Italian researchers recently unveiled how the movements of a dog’s tail reflect their mood, and how other dogs can pick up these emotional cues. We know in humans that positive and negat...

Dogs Communicate Through Wagging Their Tails

New research suggests dogs send messages to each other through tail wags. According to a study published recently, the direction of a wag is quite significant. What looks like just another friendly wag to you or me is actually communicating import...

Scientists Decipher Dog-Tail Wags - Bbc News

Scientists have shed more light on how the movements of a dog's tail are linked to its mood. Earlier research had revealed that happy dogs wag their tails more to the right (from the dog's point of view), while nervous dogs have a left-dominated s...

Video: What Tail Wagging Means To Other Dogs

When your dog wags his tail, you probably think he’s happy. And he is, if he’s swinging it to the right; but if he’s wagging to the left, he’s likely anxious—a difference that scientists detected 6 years ago. But what about other dogs: Can they al...

The Hidden Meaning In A Dog's Wagging Tail

When a dog is alone, it will hardly wag its tail. Indeed, it may not even wag its tail at all. The appendage isn't some autonomous, uni-functional machine that never...

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What Your Dog's Wagging Tail Really Means

Researchers say tail wagging to the right might mean the dog is feeling positive emotions, but wagging to the left could indicate negative feelings.

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Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?

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