MemberJune 19, 2023 at 4:18 pm99811567
The definition of relaxed is free from tension….a high tail doesn’t mean necessarily that the dog is tense, or that there is dominance conflict. I like to see my dogs with tails slightly elevated, showing engagement/ confidence, especially during work and training. It’s really about context and a lot of it can be genetic. Some dogs genetically have a higher tail carriage than others. Stephen Lindsay talks about dogs being unsure, often just because they lack competence in certain areas.
The drives lecture is really helpful for understand the the dogs innate features and the emotional responses thereby. https://dogtraining.world/knowledge-base/balancing-the-drives-5-0/
This is a fabulous video to watch