Have you or your child ever made the mistake of misinterpreting a dog's tail wag
to mean it's happy and wanting to be petted? You're probably not alone! The tail
wag is an easy dog behavior to misunderstand.
An article published by Animal Planet explains that "Dogs use their tails to communicate strong emotions such as agitation, annoyance and anger as well as happiness. A person can be bitten by a dog that's wagging his tail because he read the signs incorrectly."