Why does my dog wag his tail?
A happy tail is really relaxed and is moving rather quickly. The rear ends will wiggle as well. You should know your dog’s tail and be able to identify if it is happy or not. Pay close attention to it in different situations. Some wagging tails mean that the dog is upset, sick or uncomfortable. Learn to recognize and read your dog’s tail.
Can a wagging tail on a dog have more than one meaning?
Dog’s communicate a lot of information with their bodies. Their tail is only one of the tools your dog uses to tell you what’s going on. Most people associate a wagging tail with a happy dg ad a tail between their legs as a scared dog. But the tail can say so much more than that.
Tail height, stiffness, and speed all need to be taken into consideration when interpreting what your dog is trying to tell you. Matt Sonaik in his article on dog wagging behavior states a dog can convey hostility, anxiety, and nervousness as well as fear and happiness. From the article: