There once was a dog name Tally that had a marvelous tail.
He would wiggle it when ever he was fed from a pail
Tally loved his tail and it followed him where ever he goes
But where will tally be next? Nobody knows
So wiggle your tail Tally, Wiggle you tail
A sweet dog, a strong tail, that will prevail.
USES OF A DOG'S TAIL
Many dogs are good runners and often time does just that, run. The tail on a dog during running is used to help him maintain balance when running at above pace and turning corners. The tail in a sense helps the dog from actually skidding around those corners he may be running. So by manueving his tail according to his movement, he is able to stay on all fours and not tumble out in the middle of the street when chasing your neighbors cat.
2. Express Emotion
If you have a dog, you will notice the different speed in tail wags. These different speeds actually represent the mood of the dog at that very moment. If you are a good owner and when ever you have arrived home from work or anywhere else for that matter, your dog will be quick to greet you and you will notice how his tail is wagging quickly. His emotions at this point is happiness and excitement brought upon by him being ecstatic you are home. It is the same that applies to when you are about to feed him. Dogs just love to eat and get excited when you feed or about to feed them. Notice that rapid tail wagging again. Well just like how he will wag his tail rapidly when excited and happy, when he is scared he will cower and bend his tail between his legs. They also hide the tail between the legs when they are submissive.
3 Rear End Protection
We all know that dogs and other animals rear end is a very sensitive place and is literally opened up to the environment. The tail on a dog can also be used to wag away undesirables that me try to land on or occupy that sensitive area. Female dogs do this as to not being sniffed by males who of course want to copulate. So female dogs use the tail to block her self from being sniffed by male dogs.
4.Spreading Their Scent
Yep, if you had the sensitive nose of a dog you would know who which dog is around the block as he walks with his tail in the air and gently wags it. They do this to also mark territory. You could call this the urine backup scent.
So you see how important the tail is on your dog and what he uses it for
This E book is a great way to start learn your dog some essential training skills. Easy and quite comprehensible. Dog Training Made Easy