#4 – Tail Carriage
Another part of your dog’s body language is his tail. You can tell if your dog is happy by the tail carriage.
According to the ASPCA, “when your dog is relaxed, he’ll hold his tail in its natural position. If he’s feeling happy, he may wag it gently from side to side.”.(www.aspca.org)
In general, a happy dog will raise his tail, but if it’s too high, that could indicate the pup is agitated or over stimulated. A tail pinned under the body is a strong sign of fear.
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