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Old 12-28-2012, 02:46 PM
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I just got Butterbean a classic kong toy (the small one for average chewers, appropriately for her size and activity level). When I put treats in it, she's very intent on getting them out. She looks like she's enjoying herself except for one thing--she tucks her tail between her legs, sometimes so much that the tip is flat against her belly. I've always thought tail up = happy/confident and tail down = scared/upset. Does this sound like the kong toy is making her nervous in such a negative way that I should discontinue its use, or am I misreading the body language of her tail position?
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Not necessarily, I know my dogs all tuck their tails when they are REALLY focused on something... especially if it is food related. I wouldn't worry about it, personally.
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Same here. Toby tucks his tail when he eats or is paying with some of his toys. Whenever he is super focused.


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Ah, good. I hoped that was all it meant. Thanks for reassuring me! She's now hard at work to get a chicken gizzard out!
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I didn't know that about their tails! Good to know!
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Mine do that too! Just really focused on food!
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Just realized this last night, Ike does it when immersed in a chew bone , or anything else he as to concentrate on.
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