#4 – Wagging Tails
There are few sounds sweeter than the “thump, thump, thump” of a happy dog’s wagging tail hitting the floor. Their tail starts wagging when they see dinner on its way, when they’re playing their favorite game, and most importantly, when their favorite people are around.
Have you ever approached your dog when they’re lying calmly on the couch only to have their tail start wagging faster with every step closer you get? If you have, you have a clear answer to whether or not your dog loves you. They definitely do!
Although tail wagging isn’t always a sign of happiness, it’s generally displayed towards dog owners as a means of affection. When a dog is wagging his tail loosely, and his body language is showing other signs of comfort and excitement, it’s safe to say he’s happy you’re around. At the same time, however, many people don’t realize a wagging tail can also signal emotions like annoyance and even anger.
It’s important to pay attention to the rest of the dog’s body to correctly translate their message. Stiffened muscles, pinned ears, and dilated pupils could mean there’s something else going on in your dog’s mind.