MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why do dogs have tails?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why do dogs have tails?

If you’re a dog owner this seems like an obvious thing we see every day and never think about. Your dog’s tail. Why do they have them?

The tail on a dog helps them maintain his balance. They putt weight on the opposite side of the dog’s tilt. Think of it like a tightrope walker who uses the balance bar to stay on the tightrope.

Dogs that are a bit more adventurous and like climbing or exploring will use the tails to balance on uneven surfaces like rocks or sticks. It helps their footing.

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