Wag to the left, wag to the right


3 dogs, wagging tails

Three dogs, wagging their tails. What does it all mean? Someone’s coming to visit!

A new study shows that the direction a dog is wagging its tail may actually have meaning.

As reported in The New York Times recently, if a dog wags right, he or she is a happy puppy, just as you’d expect. But a leftward wag indicates negative emotions like anxiety.

I want to know: what does it mean when your dog wags her tail in a circle?

Read the original study, Seeing Left- or Right-Asymmetric Tail Wagging Produces Different Emotional Responses in Dogs in the journal, Current Biology.




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