I asked the lonely dog
Why does his tail wags?
It wags with hope, he said
of finding love,
a kinder touch
and if I get lucky
What is a dog’s tail for?
As Mother Nature envisioned it, the purpose of the dog’s tail is for balance. It prevents the dog from toppling over as he makes sharp turns while running or swimming. The tail also balances him when walking along narrow paths, climbing or leaping. Puppies don’t come right out of their mom’s womb wagging their tails. The majority of them don’t begin wagging until they are about a month and a half old and they do it for communication. Why do dogs wag their tails? Dog tails are more like human faces, showing their emotions through movement and position.
Dogs don’t wag their tails when they are alone (unless something catches their attention).
Here’s what the various tail positions of the dog mean:
Alrighty then, Now that you know the language of the tail, graduate to body language of the dogs 🙂