Naysayers will firmly believe that dog’s can’t communicate with their owners. At the Dog Bowl, we beg to differ. Even the dog’s tail can give you an inclination of what your dog is trying to say. After the love, affection, and time showered and spent with your pooch, you’ll be sure to notice the tell-tale signs of the dog’s tail.
Here’s a simple guideline to what your dog’s tail is saying to you:
- Dog’s tail hidden between its leg – fear or submission.
- Raised dog’s tail – the dog is on guard.
- Lightly wagging dog’s tail – welcome! “I’ve missed you!”
- Wagging in broad, deep circles – “I like you a lot!” Mwa!
- Slowly wagging dog’s tail – trying to comprehend something. This may be the case in early forms of training and once the dog understands the command, you may notice faster dog’s tail movement.
- Wagging fast – excited! Happy! Let’s get going!
- Upright dog’s tail – the dog is in control. He’s got it going on.
- Instead of upright, it’s hanging horizontal and stiff – uh oh. The dog expects an intruder or something ambiguous is about to happen.
- Hanging horizontal, not stiff – at attention! The dog is intrigued and captivated by something in its surroundings.
- Hanging downward and close to the legs – feeling a little under the weather.
- Relaxed dog’s tail – ahhhhh. I’m relaxed and comfortable.
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