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New greyhound not wagging his tail

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gettingtherequickly Mon 24-Oct-16 18:53:34

Hi all,

I'm after a bit of reassurance I think. We've now got 4 greyhounds, the most recent addition arrived 3 weeks ago.

They are aged between 3 and 6, new boy being the youngest. 3 dogs 1 bitch (we've had the bitch longest).

New boy seems to be settling in fine, a couple of warnings between them all, but generally okay.

He likes to be with us and will follows us around the house. He's into everything and has eaten anything he can get hold of (which has just made us much tidier).

However, he has never once wagged his tail or roached, i'm worried that he's not happy or comfortable with us yet.

Does anyone else have a dog that just doesn't wag?

Thebookswereherfriends Mon 24-Oct-16 18:56:37

We've had our girl for 6 years and she is not much of a wagger. She is quite nervy and didn't wag much in the beginning at all, now she gives a few short wags when we come in and if she gets very excited with other dogs, but that's about it. Didn't roach much until we got her a very comfy bed she could properly stretch out on!

gettingtherequickly Mon 24-Oct-16 18:59:54

Thank you, he's a sweetie, and seems to like us, but the others are so giddy when they see us that I'm wondering if he's just not that bothered yet.

Great username by the way.

BabyGanoush Mon 24-Oct-16 19:03:54

Our greyhound cross is not waggy tailed

She is not giddy or demonstrative either

Yet, when I leave her with MIL/dogsitter apparently she pines for us for shes, crying softly

Some dogs are a bit more introverted

Esp. Greys. They can be so sensitive

Mine never barks either

shockingsocks Tue 25-Oct-16 02:08:23

I also have a greyhound cross that isn't very waggy. He's affectionate and loving and a confident dog but there's never much tail action. They take a while to settle too I think - so I wouldn't worry as long as she's relaxed.

musicposy Tue 25-Oct-16 08:44:59

We had a rescue who didn't wag her tail for months, and another who just gave her tail a kind of nervous shake for ages. Nervous shake dog broke into wagging within a month or so. However, it took our non wagger about four months. She was an ex-puppy farm breeder and we don't think she'd wagged her tail before.

When she first did it, she sort of wiggled her bum in a circular motion, which was very funny to watch but lovely all the same. We still say she's "doing circular tail" but it's much more like a real wag now and the sentiment is definitely there!

Give it time. It takes some dogs a while, I think, to get their confidence up and really fully relax, especially if they come to you as an adult dog.

gettingtherequickly Wed 26-Oct-16 07:20:32

Thank you all.

We've had a tail wag! Apparently running into the kitchen with the other three and finding tea already there is deserving of a tail wag. grin

musicposy Thu 27-Oct-16 19:33:50

Awwww the start of many more wags to come, I'm sure!

DailyMailFuckRightOff Thu 27-Oct-16 19:50:33

Glad you got a tail wag! Our older grey is very dignified (Think the Dowager in Downton) but we actually get more wags out of her. The younger one (think Prince Harry) is a lot clingier and we only tend to get wags when food or walkies are on offer.

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