Issue 15: January 10

Dear Max,

Why do dogs wag their tails? I’ve always thought they’ve done this to show that they’re happy but my dog Harvey wags his tail a lot. Is he just perpetually in a good mood or is he trying to tell me something?


Dear Jonah,

You’re right about being happy. Harvey may not be able to tell you how happy he is but he can certainly show you. But tails don’t only serve as a measurement of happiness. We use our tails to tell you lots of things as well as other dogs we interact with. If you want to know more about this telltale wagging check out this article on WHY DOGS WAG THEIR TAILS.

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