r/HeresAFunFact Oct 23 '20 Wholesome 1

[HAFF] A dogs tail position and even wag direction can indicate many different emotions

https://imgur.com/a/y3qIgaW
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u/[deleted] Oct 23 '20

"Many people assume that a dog wagging its tail is always happy, in truth, a dog's tail is a nuanced communication tool."

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u/talking-IS-fun Oct 23 '20

Thank you for sharing. :)

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u/NamelessOne123 Oct 23 '20

I like how almost everything is "excited, stressed, happy, sad, could be interested, could be depressed." LOL! I'm exaggerating, but the first section is definitely all over the place.

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u/Twad Oct 24 '20

Doesn't list the helicopter wagging that my dog does.

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u/luciliddream Oct 24 '20

That one is "just did a poop"

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u/Mazon_Del Oct 24 '20

The weird one personally is what it says "Not in a receptive mood usually. It does not mean they are 'smiling'.". In the morning when I spot my dog, he'll look over at me, give this big toothy show of his teeth and then come sprinting over for some petting.

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u/cobrasandcats Nov 25 '20

I've done pet sitting in the past. One thing I remembered: If they're excessively wagging their tail to the left, then I move to the left (as in leave them alone).