Why do dogs wag their tail?
February 27, 2007 11:25am CST
do you have any idea why dogs wag their tail when they're excited or happy? I have no idea. So can somebody enlighten me?
• United States
28 Feb 07
Dogs wag their tails to communicate. A dog that's wagging it's tail isn't always happy... Watching other body language clues, such as body position, head position, ear placement, eyes can tell you if the dog is happy or there's something else going on. With a dominant dog, the tail may wag, but it is held high and just the tip may wag. A playful dog will hold it's tail high, but it will be wagging fully and quickly from side to side. A dog who's tail is held low and wagging stiffly may be submissive or fearful. Tails are a good indicator of emotion, when you look at the whole picture (body language).