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Even pooches with no tails can still show their excitement – North wiggles his whole rear end as he just has a curlicue stub! For those with tails – short or long – Dr. Stanley Coren (author of What Do Dogs Know?) offers some explanations of key wags for dog owners:

  • I'm excited: small side-to-side wags at a fast pace.
  • I'm happy: broad wags at a moderate pace with a tail mid-level and relaxed.
  • I'm unsure: slow wags with head lowered.
  • Give me some space: holding the tail high over the back with short, fast wags.

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