Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dogs wag their tails differently according to their mood

Happy dogs wag their tails more to the right (from the dog's point of view), while nervous dogs have a left-dominated swish and fellow canines can spot (and respond) to these subtle tail differences, a study in Current Biology  reports.

Canines that see tails wagging to the right are more relaxed, whereas they become more stressed when they see tails wagging to the left.

 (source: Psychology Today)

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