New research indicates that your dog may be communicating through the wag of his tail. From the Discovery Channel:
"Going right or left makes a big difference for tail wagging dogs, Italian researchers have discovered.
Tails wag to the right when dogs are happy and see something they want to approach, and to the left when they are frightened and confronted with something they want to run away from, claim the researchers.
According to Giorgio Vallortigara of the University of Trieste, Angelo Quaranta and Marcello Siniscalchi of Bari University, these "striking asymmetries in the control of tail movements" are another example of how the right and left halves of the brain control different emotions. They published their findings in a recent issue of the journal, Current Biology."
You can read the entire article here.
Has anyone ever noticed tail wagging direction in their own pet?