Fact or Fiction #01
Published on Tuesday, 01 February 2011
Dogs wag their tails only when they are happy.
True or False?
The answer is a bit of both - dogs actually wag their tails whenever something excites them, makes them happy or fearful, and even to signal imminent attack. A better gauge of happiness or lack thereof would be to study the position of the tail and the frequency of wags. Low-held tails with slow, loose wags usually mean "come closer, I want to be friends."