● A slower wag typically at “half-mast” are less social than most other tail movements. Generally, slow wags with the tail in neither a particularly high or low position are signs of apprehension or uncertainty.
● A narrow, slight wag of the tail is typically seen during greetings usually as a tentative “hi there” or “I’m checking you out.”
● Swift, fast movements that look almost like the tail is vibrating are often signs the dog is about to take action, usually get away or fight. If the vibrating tail is held high it’s often an intended threat.
● A full, wide wag usually means I’m happy, content and friendly. Often the hindquarters will move to and fro along with the tail. These are just guidelines. Dog owners should always be asked first, to see if it’s okay to say hello to their dogs. And dogs too, can change their minds about how they feel in any given situation. 🐾💚