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Dogs Capable of Distinguishing a Left Sided Wag from a Right

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on November 1, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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 Dogs Capable of Distinguishing a Left Sided Wag from a Right

Dogs aren't necessarily intending to communicate emotions to other emotions, Vallortigara explained. Rather, he says, the bias in tail wagging is likely the automatic byproduct of differential activation of the left versus the right side of the brain. But that's not to say that the bias in wagging and its response might not find practical uses; veterinarians and dog owners might do well to take note.

"It could be that left/right directions of approach could be effectively used by vets during visits of the animals or that dummies could be used to exploit asymmetries of emotional responses," Vallortigara says.

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