• 10 things You Didn’t know About Dogs ?

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    A wagging tail means a happy dog
    Partly a myth. A wagging tail can indicate that a dog is happy and friendly, but it really depends on how the dog is wagging his tail. Studies have shown that when a dog wags his tail to his right—to the left as you’re facing the dog—it means he wants to approach and is friendly. However, when he wags his tail to his left, it’s a warning to back off.Dogs can tell the difference and read the message, and when one dog sees another wagging to his left, this will usually cause them to become anxious and move away.

    Tail position is also important. If the tail is down, the dog is submissive and possibly anxious. If it’s horizontal, then the dog is calm and happy. If the dog’s tail is vertical, though, this is another major warning to stay away.

    Finally, speed is an indicator of the dog’s energy level and mood. A broad sweep of the tail that almost wags the dog with it is an indicator of happiness; tiny, rapid motions that almost make the tail look like it’s vibrating are another warning sign.

  • My dog goes bonkers when I get home because he loves me
    Myth. That excitement you’re seeing isn’t happiness to see you. It’s a dog that has too much pent-up energy and now has an excuse to let it go. Jumping, spinning in circles, or vocalizing are all things the dog does to try to calm themselves down. Giving affection when the dog is like this just reinforces the behaviour, and can lead to things like separation anxiety or destroying things when you aren’t home.
    1. My dog hates the neighbor’s dog
      Myth. If they bark at each other through the fence, they’re each just claiming their territory, but there’s nothing personal about it. Excitement and barking can also indicate that they really want to meet each other, and are frustrated by the barrier between them. This is another time to pay attention to the body language. Just as all tail-wags are not friendly, all barks are not aggressive.If your and your neighbor’s dog have met and either didn’t get along well or got into a fight, it doesn’t mean that they’ll now hold a grudge forever. Dogs aren’t like that — but people can be. If we’re the ones holding onto the negative emotions after a bad encounter like that, then we’re the ones triggering the behavior when the dogs meet again.
    2. The best solution is for you and your neighbor to take your dogs on a pack walk together, with the dogs on the outside. Once the humans involved can learn to relax in the situation, the dogs will either connect with each other or ignore each other.
      1. My dog is social, she doesn’t growl at visitors she just hides under the furniture
        Myth. People sometimes think that “antisocial” is the same as aggressive or defensive, but there are other ways for a dog to be antisocial, and this is one of them.If your dog is hiding from visitors or otherwise avoiding them, this behavior is just as antisocial as the dog that growls or nips at them. In these cases, teach your visitors to follow “no touch, no talk, no eye contact” when they come over, and to continue to ignore the dog if she comes to investigate. In this way, she will gradually learn to trust your guests.
      1. After my dog has a litter, she can finally get spayed
        Myth. Unless you intend to breed your dogs, they should be spayed before they go into their first heat. Your veterinarian can tell you the best age for your particular breed, but responsible Pack Leaders will take care of this at the first opportunity. Spaying a female before six months almost completely eliminates the risk of breast cancer later in life.
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