Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?
Tail-wagging is one of the ways in which a dog “talks.” You know that a dog is happy when it wags its tail at you.
Dogs also use tail wags to give certain messages to other dogs. An uplifted and slowly wagging tail means, “I’m the boss around here.”
Another kind of wag means, “Okay, you’re the boss.” A tail curled between the legs means, “I give up! Don’t hurt me!”
A dog communicates in still other ways. Jumping up on you with his feet means, “Let’s Play.” A growl warns, “Come any closer, and I might do something we’ll both regret.”