Why Does My Dog Wag It’s Tail?

wag1Why does my dog wag its tail?

It’s commonly believed that dogs wag their tails to convey that they are happy and friendly, but this isn’t exactly true. Dogs do use their tails to communicate through a wagging tail. They have a king of language that’s based on the position and motion of their tails.

Studies show that dogs use their tails to communicate strong emotions such as agitation, annoyance and anger as well as happiness and curiosity. The original purpose to a tail was for balance when walking narrow structures, climbing or leaping. Yet now research has shown it is a vital role in communication.


What wag is my dog doing?

Figuring out what the tail wag means, look for the direction of the wag or at how fast his tail is moving. If they wag more to the right it means that they are happy, positive and confident, if it wags further to the left this means they are frightenedwag2

If your dogs tails high and back and forth this means they’re in their happy place. When they are being nosy their tail will stay horizontal to the ground.






If your dogs tail is tucked between their hind legs this means they are either frightened or submissive.




If your dogs wagging is low this means they are worried or feeling insecure about something.



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