Happy Greeting Behaviour
From Louise Connelly on October 24th, 2019
The dog on the lead in this video was very excited to see his friend approaching. You will notice that his hackles are raised along his spine and this isn’t a sign of aggression in dogs, this is a sign of arousal. In this instance, the dog is excited.
Different tail wags and tail carriages can mean different things but the side to side sweeping of a tail at mid level and often the hips following as well and also the copter tail, that we can see in this dog, can reliably be interpreted for happiness and enjoyment in a dog.
You will also notice that they have sniffed each others’ genital areas and this is normal dog behaviour and it is done because this is where scent congregates and is dispersed from – and this gives each dog a lot of information about the other dog.