simplicimus: I assume that's left and right facing the dog. Both my dogs had their tails bobbed before I got them, so its hard to tell with them.
meathome: FTA: "It's just fascinating that dogs pick up on it," said Evan MacLean, co-director of Duke University's Canine Cognition Center. For humans, he said, "it's a difficult thing to seeWhen you think about it, it's not that amazing that other dogs pick up on it compared to humans. They don't quite use vocalization to the extreme that humans do. Additionally, the species has been using physical cues (raised hair on the back or neck, the "play pose", etc.) to communicate for how many millenia?That they're more keen to notice (either actively or passively) physical cues from other dogs which we humans might miss should hardly be unexpected.
Enormous-Schwanstucker: My black lab wags his tail based on what's sitting on our coffee table. Either way his tail is designed to clear everything off the coffee table no matter which direction he's traveling.
abhorrent1: I thought this was old news. I swear I heard this somewhere years ago.
phlegmmo: abhorrent1: I thought this was old news. I swear I heard this somewhere years ago.Human years or dog years?
Anne.Uumellmahaye: I have an Old English Sheepdog with a bobbed tail. He wags his whole ass.
WhiskeySticks: What if it's moving up and down and red at the end?
toetag: What if his tail never moves? oh...that's right, i just had to kill mine an hour ago......./gonna miss his "hugs".
limeyfellow: All I know is my beagle is about the kick the shiat out of the terrier if he doesn't leave her alone and stops trying to roll her. It will turn into howlmegeddon.
semiotix: My dog has, like, one vertebra's worth of tail. He still tries to wag it, but you can only see it move under extraordinary circumstances when he's VERY happy, like when he gets a visit from the one other dog in the world he likes, or when I've been gone for a few days.If I've just been gone for a few hours, he'll make a big fuss over me at the door--jumping up, licking my face, etc.--but the tail-stump doesn't get involved.Long story short, my dog fakes it./it's okay, though//I tell him he's the best dog in the world, too, but he's really just okay.
Tobin_Lam: Enormous-Schwanstucker: My black lab wags his tail based on what's sitting on our coffee table. Either way his tail is designed to clear everything off the coffee table no matter which direction he's traveling.My kids' faces were at the perfect height to get hit by my black lab. Their reactions as he approached them were priceless.
abhorrent1: Anne.Uumellmahaye: I have an Old English Sheepdog with a bobbed tail. He wags his whole ass.My Australian Sheppards do as well. The two border terrorists have tails though
rikkards: I have greyhounds. What other dogs pick up as agression in their posture is actually happiness. 2 of my 3 have been bit because of this.
IwasKloot: rikkards: I have greyhounds. What other dogs pick up as agression in their posture is actually happiness. 2 of my 3 have been bit because of this.That may be a thing with greyhounds: they are socially retarded. Our's didn't really know how to play with other dogs for a while. They miss all of that stuff when they're raised at the track.Also, what does a 'helicopter tail' mean? Our's does that when he's really excited.
D_Moran: Um, my left or his left?
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