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Unlike human beings, dogs don’t know how to speak, so it may be hard to understand what dogs are feeling. However, its tail actually conveys a lot of information. The speed, intensity, direction, are all ways to express emotions! With the help of the dog’s tail language, we can understand what they are feeling accurately!
If the dog is in a normal state, the tail will be in its natural position. The "natural position" of each breed of dog is different, but it is usually said that it stays around the ankle. For a certain large breed of dog, it may be between the thighs. You can try to observe more of your pet and figure out the "natural position"!
If the dog's body is also swinging along with its tail, it means that the dog is feeling very good!
If the dog's body does not swing along with its tail, instead the tail becomes tighter, be aware of this situation! It is actually feeling quite uncomfortable, as it means it’s always on guard against external threats. Don't get it wrong!
Scientists have conducted a study on 30 dogs, testing their tails when facing their owners, strangers, unfamiliar cats, and aggressive dogs. Research has found that when dogs see the first three, their tails will sway on the left side, and the degree is positively related to the dog’s degree of comfort (owner> stranger> strange cat), but when they see the aggressive dog, its tail will sway on the right side.
Therefore, scientists have reason to believe that tail swaying is related to the use of the left and right brains. Like humans, it is possible that the left brain tends to process positive emotions and control the right half of the body; the right brain tends to process negative emotions and control the left half of the body. Therefore, if the dog's tail is swaying to the right, it means that it feels comfortable; on the contrary, if the dog's tail is swaying to the left, it means that it’s feeling uncomfortable, and you have to be careful when getting in touch with them.
Of course, the tail is not the only criterion. To accurately guess a dog's emotions, daily observation is essential. As time passes, you will naturally become more familiar with the dog's emotions!
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