Why does a dog wag its tail?
Many owners are convinced that they are well versed in the psychology of dogs and understand them. But this is not entirely true.
One of the most enduring (and dangerous) myths: a dog wags its tail when it is friendly and happy. And although the dog can really wag its tail when it rejoices, there are other reasons: fear, self-doubt or even a warning: not a step further!
The main things to look at are the dog’s posture and movements, as well as the position of the wagging tail (especially how high or low the dog holds it). Of course, it is necessary to take into account another and normal tail position for each breed.
You also need to pay attention to tail movement. The wobble rate indicates how excited the dog is.
Recently, scientists have found that if the tail of the dog moves mainly to the right (towards the right hind leg), this may mean that it experiences positive emotions, and if to the left - negative. Left and right in this case - this is if you look at the same gesture as the dog, i.e. in front of you is its back.
Alas, if the dog’s tail is docked, it significantly reduces the ability to “read” her body language and understand what the dog is feeling at the moment.