A new study finds that dogs respond differently to the direction of a tail wag. University of Trento Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Animal Cognition and Neuroscience Lab Giorgio Vallortigara discusses his findings.
Turns out that if a dog is wagging his tail to the right then he might be more relaxed than if the wagging is moving to the left. But doesn’t the tail wag both ways? I guess it’s kind of hard to figure out. Still though it’s interesting to know that we can at least explore this further and get more insight into our pets.
In fact, a left tail wag can indicate stress! Be careful folks.