Why dogs wag their tails ?
Although many people believe that dogs wag their tails because they are happy and happy, that does not seem to be entirely true. Science has found a number of other explanations for wagging.
“A relaxed dog will always keep its tail in its natural position,” says a spokesperson for the American animal protection. That natural position is different for each breed. With most breeds the tail is hanging between the legs, but Jack Russels, for example, have a curled tail.
A dog that is nervous or submits will keep its tail lower than the natural position and try to hide it even under its body if it is scared. A tail that is kept higher than normal means that the dog is excited. A vertical tail is a sign of aggression, while a straight posture reflects curiosity.
Wagging left or right
Wagging also means that the dog is excited and the harder it wags, the greater the excitement. However, the positive or negative ground of the excitement can not be derived from the wagging. According to another study, that can be deduced from the direction in which the dog wags. According to the researchers, this has to do with the layout of the brain.
“The left half of the brain controls the right half of the body and at the same time is responsible for positive feelings,” the researchers clarify. “If the dog wags to the right, a nice basis for the excitement can be assumed. If the animal wags to the left, there is a negative or unknown element. ”
It is also interesting that a study showed that other dogs understand these signals. “A tail that wags to the right makes peers calm, while a tail wagging tail also leads to stress in other dogs.”