From the tip of their nose to the tip of their Tail –
dogs are always trying to tell us something!
There’s plenty of research that tries to decipher the ‘tell-tale’ signs of a dog’s tail. From indicating content, anger or fear, a dog’s tail is just one more indicator about what they may be thinking of doing next.
Mia is not only known for her sulk around here but for her tail tuck. If she sees me coming with nail clippers she goes into “sulk mode” and tucks that tail. I genuinely feel bad for her and find myself trying to reassure her nothing bad is going to happen.
Maxie is a tail wagging machine! Her little stub of a tail wags at top speed when she sees me come into the house at the end of the day, when I ask her if she wants a treat or when I walk towards her with the leash. Her tail wags are an instant spirit lifter!
How about your dog? What’s does their ‘tail wag’ tell you that he/she might be thinking?