What Your Dog Tail Can Tell You

What Your Dog Tail Can Tell You

  Apr 18, 2022   |   753   |    5 min read

Your furry friends have so much to tell you but you aren’t understanding any of them. This must be making them really very sad and after knowing this fact, you also must be sad. To get rid of your and your furry friend’s sadness, here we are with something interesting like Tail Talk. Yes, we are not talking about Ted Talk but Tail Talk. You can know the emotions and expressions of your furry friend just by their tail movement because yes, their tail talks really very loudly. 

At Another Home which is a dog care center, we always present an interesting topic on your four legged family members and now it’s time to talk with your four legged family member. Each and every tail wag means something very different. So, without wasting even a single minute, let’s get started with exploring the tail communication of your dog!

Full Body Wagging


What are the situations when you discover the full body wagging of your four legged furry friends, it must be when you are home again after a long hectic day, right? Or if you dropped your dog at our pet boarding and in the evening, come back to fetch them, then also you will witness the full body wagging of your dog. It is basically their way of greeting you. They choose to do full body wagging to express their level of excitement. To witness this expression more often, you can please them with a yummy dog treat from time to time. 

Fast and Furious Wagging

When your four legged friend starts wagging his or her tail very fast in a furious manner, then this means that they are tensed and are experiencing something stressful. During this situation, it is advised for everyone to stay away from the dog because they can take any action against you during this stressful situation. Spare some time with them so that they can calm down a little

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Slow Wagging

The slow wagging reflects the anxiousness of your pet. During slow tail wagging, you can guess everything from his facial expression. They will not make eye contact with you, will not have even their favorite treat, and many more. This is considered an unfriendly behavior of your four legged furry friends. According to pet experts at our dog boarding center, the dog is planning his or her next move and if the pet is a stranger, it is advised to avoid interaction with them. 

Pulled Down

Pulled down is the posture of their tail between their legs which covers their genital area which is to reflect their sense of protection towards their body. This posture of the dog tail says that the dog is feeling insecure or uncomfortable in the situation and he is lacking a sense of protection for his body. You can observe this also when they feel that they have done something wrong like peeing on the carpet or flipping the food bowl. In such a situation, pet parents are advised to calm their four-legged friends while assuring that everything is okay. 

Perked Up

Perked-up tail expresses the feeling of confidence and alertness in your four-legged friends. This is a positive sign as it means that your dog is ready for whatever happens next. They are ready to tackle anything and everything. It can’t be misunderstood as a sign of friendliness as your dog can also take an action against you.  So, be cautious! 

Wags to one side

When a dog’s tail is moving left may feel very inappropriate. One research study has shown that the direction of a wag indicates what the dog thinks and feels. On the basis of this research, a tail-wagging more in the right direction shows that the dog is in the mood of relaxation whereas if the dog is waging on the left side, it could be a sign that the dog is suffering from anxiety or stress.


In today’s time, where the dog is becoming the best friend of humans, it’s very important to take care of your dog’s physical and mental health. Dogs can’t speak but they can show various signs to their owners.  So, in this post, we shared the tail talk with you so that you can establish effective communication with your four-legged furry family member. We positively hope that you received this post well and improvised your bond with your dear pet. For more abracadabra tips on pet parenting, keep your eyes peeled at our blog section.

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