Why do dogs wag their tails?

Do you believe that dogs with their tails wagging are always ecstatic? Although it's a widely held belief, it turns out that it's probably false.

The majority of behavioral specialists think that a tail wag is only an expression of intense emotion. Many dogs associate it with enjoyment,

but it can also indicate that the dog is wary or anxious in an unfamiliar circumstance. Certain dogs will wag their tails in response to perceived

threats. This is why, even if a dog is waving its tail, you should always approach it cautiously if you are unfamiliar with it. This should be

taught to children as well, along with the lesson that they should never approach a dog that has its fingers

splayed and vulnerable to bites. They should also be taught to approach any dog only with permission from its owner.

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