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Why do dogs wag their tails?

  1. hack writer profile image76
    hack writerposted 3 years ago

    According to my recent poll in one of my hubs there are people, who are not so sure why dogs wag their tails.

    I am really curious to find out what people think could make the dogs wag their tails.

    Fleas? Appendicitis? Nervous tick?

    1. misterhollywood profile image91
      misterhollywoodposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Because they know it is cute, which makes us want to give them treats:smile LOL

      1. hack writer profile image76
        hack writerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        So they know the reward?

  2. Dale Hyde profile image85
    Dale Hydeposted 3 years ago

    Dogs rarely can type with their tails, so they use them to ward off evil invisible aliens that can only be seen my them.... a dog alien swatter!

    1. hack writer profile image76
      hack writerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      plausible.

    2. daxamite profile image82
      daxamiteposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I had always suspected this!

  3. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    Wagging tails is their body language.  A wagging tail does not mean the dog is in a good mood or likes you.

    1. hack writer profile image76
      hack writerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Aha.

    2. daxamite profile image82
      daxamiteposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      A tucked tail is a sign of being afraid, so perhaps that the dog isn't afraid?

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago

    For my dog, it usually seems to be a sign of being happy. She wags her tail if someone says her name, or if someone asks ,"Do you want to go for a walk?" or "Do you want a cookie?" .... but it may also be to ward off alien spirits.

    1. hack writer profile image76
      hack writerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Looks like the leading theory is the alien swatter.

  5. PurvisBobbi44 profile image92
    PurvisBobbi44posted 3 years ago

    My Sweetie Angel wags his tail to communicate---happiness, he hears my voice, sees something he likes, telling me he loves me, and to say good night, I want a treat and I am hungry.

  6. lisavollrath profile image94
    lisavollrathposted 3 years ago

    Peanut butter. My dog wags his tail for peanut butter.

    1. misterhollywood profile image91
      misterhollywoodposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That is adorable!

  7. Pkumarpal8 profile image60
    Pkumarpal8posted 3 years ago

    I don't know,because I never asked him, why does he do that...

    1. hack writer profile image76
      hack writerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Come on you are his owner. And you never asked?

      1. Pkumarpal8 profile image60
        Pkumarpal8posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I am his owner, but he never listens me...he always keep on Rocking..

        1. daxamite profile image82
          daxamiteposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Same thing happens to me. I keep telling him to "get a job" but that bum hasn't been to one interview.

  8. Sed-me profile image82
    Sed-meposted 3 years ago

    Where's Dr. Mark to weigh in on this?

    1. hack writer profile image76
      hack writerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Why would Dr. Mark know?

  9. Kathryn L Hill profile image88
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    I always assumed Dogs wag their tail to smile. The harder they wag, the bigger they smile. Sometimes they even laugh.  lol

  10. NatNat34 profile image87
    NatNat34posted 3 years ago

    a wagging tail (I believe) is excitement....on that same note...it doesn't mean the pooch is friendly...observe the entire body language to get a better understanding.  Oh and the tail is also an alien swatter (duh!)

 
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