Do you know it means something when your dog waggle its tail? Know more about your favorite companion in this article!
We know our pups. We know their favorite toys, places to walks, brands of treats, and spots to be scratched. But we don’t know our dogs the way other dogs know our dogs.
When two canines meet, they get to know each other in a very distinctive way — and we’re not talking about the butt sniffing, either. According to Psychology Today, they instinctively pick up on very minute details in body language that we humans have a hard time perceiving, especially in regards to their tails.
For instance, did you know when a dog wags its tail, it can mean something other than happiness and excitement? The speed and direction the tail is wagging can also indicate important warning signs every pet owner should be aware of.
Yet, don’t fret! Picking up tail talk is actually much easier than you might think.
Tail talk is hard for us to decipher, but here’s a quick rundown of a few important basics.
If a dog looks like this, looking straight ahead with its tail perked up, while encountering a new dog, (s)he is merely showing off his confidence by displaying dominance. Or, in tail talk: “Hi buddy! By the way, I’m the boss here!”
If a dog’s tail juts straight out, (s)he feels threatened.
When a dog is in this position and his or her tail is also wagging back and forth, (s)he’s just trying to impress you.