02-09-2019, 01:11 AM
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Cambridge MA
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He would do the fast excited wagging with tail high that can mean excited to play or meet a new dog or person or be aggressive. It was full side to side wagging just not slow, same as he did when he wanted to play or saw me or someone he really liked. The tail high and fast wagging just means excited and since he never barked or growled it confused me. He'd even sometimes whine and act excited, to attack I guess lol.
Now that I have my current dog who will growl and bark and also loves other dogs but has also been in scuffles and been defensive or protective with people I can see a clear difference between loose play body language and excited potential threats. It also took a lot of video watching and reading and watching many dogs at the park.
I never brought my old dog to parks as he didn't enjoy socializing with other dogs in a busy environment. He tolerated them fine and liked individual dogs but lived people and his cats. I could keep him focused on me and fetch in a dog park and did if I had no other place to take him but he wouldn't just sit around and enjoy being there he was much too active.
Last edited by Shadowmom; 02-09-2019 at 01:15 AM.