Why does a dog wag its tail?

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Why does a dog wag its tail?

Like human beings, dogs have emotions and feelings. They express them differently that we do because they don’t have the power of speech other than barking in different tones and inflections. Dogs use their tails as one method of communication. A dog who has done something naughty or who is frightened or subdued will tuck its tail down between its legs. When they are attentive, they may hold their tail still and up. When they are happy, they wag their tails. They wag their tails to express excitement and pleasure. They wag them when they are feeling playful and want to join in the tome of fun they see or hear. They wag their tails in greeting when you come home or someone they like comes to visit or sometimes when they see or greet other dogs. They can wag their tails when they are angry. They are responding to an outside source of some type of stimulation and communicating what they are feeling by wagging their tails. If you have ever seen a dog with a very short stubby tail, they even wag their tails. The position the tail is in can be a sign of what they are wagging their tails for specifically. Taken along with other body clues or the people or activities present in the room, it is easier to understand each specific reason they may be wagging their tails. When a dog is very excited, wagging the tail is also a release of some of that energy. Some big dogs with large tails can wag so exuberantly that they can knock things off a table. My dog has knocked full cups of drinks off the coffee table when she is overly excited. Mama Nono

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