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Who has two pits who live together? How well does this help them socialize well with other dogs? Photo via @floandthehuman

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MYTH: A wagging tail means a dog is friendly or happy. (Although we're talking about tails today, please always remember dogs communicate with their entire body, and we should take that into account when interpreting what they are trying to say.) How many times have you heard "It's ok, he's friendly!! See, he's wagging his tail and just wants to play!". While some wags are indeed associated with happiness, others can mean fear, insecurity, a social challenge or even a warning that if you approach, you are apt to be bitten. There are three major sources of information, namely the tail's pattern of movement, its position and - this will surprise some of you - whether it's moving predominantly to the left or the right side. Regarding the position, generally speaking the higher a dog holds its tail, the less friendly the signal becomes. A middle height suggests the dog is relaxed. If the tail is held horizontally, the dog is attentive and alert. As the tail position moves farther up, it is a sign the dog is becoming more threatening, with a vertical tail saying it's time to back off or there will be consequences. Speed of the wag, broadly speaking again, is another indicator. The faster the tail goes, the more threatening the posture becomes. A very fast, almost vibrating, high tail is very often an indicator a dog is going to initiate an aggressive act, going from lunging to potentially attacking or biting. A tail held at mid height, broadly wagging, comes the closest to what most people think is friendly. Very slow wags are also to be taken with concern, as they indicate insecurity and can mean fear when the tail is low and 'watch out or else' when the tail is high. A tail wag slightly to the left (looking in the same direction as the dog) signals avoidance or negative feelings, while a wag to the right communicates positive feelings and a desire to approach (for instance when dogs spot their owners coming toward them, or see a dog they know well and play with often). Because of all the above, tail docking reduces a dog's ability to communicate with others greatly. (Parts adapted from Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C) #SundaysWithSausage

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