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Why do dogs wag their tails?

There are few things more cheering than the sight of a wagging tail but what is your dog actually trying to tell you? Certainly, it can indicate happiness but also a lot of other things as well!
A tail held high and vigorously wagged from side to side indicates its owner is happy and ready to play.

A tail held level with the body and wagged more slowly shows that the dog is in a situation where they are not quite sure what is going on but are interested and paying attention.

A tail held low and wagging only a little or twitching, is often showing that the dog is feeling threatened and you should…

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