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Expert Says Wagging Tail Doesn't Always Mean Your Dog is Happy.

If a dog is wagging its tail it mean they're happy, right? Well, that may not be the case.

According to veterinary expert, Dr. Scott Miller, there are many meaning behind tail wagging. Dogs wag their tail to let humans & other animals know whether they are feeling tired, stressed, overstimulated and even angry.

Dr. Scott Miller says, quote, "Focusing just on the tail is like just listening to a part of a sentence, pretty hard to interpret what someone is telling you, so the entire body language must be taken into account."

He explained:"If the tail is wagging side to side but pooch seems tense with hard staring eyes, then this could indicate an overly aroused or frustrated dog that is best left alone." He continued, "A slower wagged tail can indicate a canine that is calmly assessing a situation and should be given time and space to do so."

He did say there is one wag that definitely means happiness. The full-blown helicopter tail wag. Quote, "A helicopter style 360 wag is a sure fire sign of friendliness, with a relaxed stance and bum wiggling likely to suggest this is a dog that definitely wants to positively engage with you or your dog."

source: Mirror


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