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Old 03-26-2019, 08:43 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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Except that in certain countries such as Canada dogs wag their tails up and down rather than side to side.

And sometimes in zig zags or sine waves, or circles or widdershins spirals, or wagged while tucked between the legs.


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Old 03-26-2019, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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Example a dog in the US meets a dog in say Europe. Or a cat in Australia meets another cat in Brazil.


Also i assume animals of different species can't speak to one another by language? Example a dog and a cat or a dog and a fox?
I'm not sure be we had a cat that was born in Destrahan, Louisiana and he meowed with a distinctive Cajun accent.
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Old Yesterday, 11:17 AM
 
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And sometimes in zig zags or sine waves, or circles or widdershins spirals, or wagged while tucked between the legs.
You win the internet today for using the word widdershins in a post on C-D.
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Old Yesterday, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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...BTW- my current German Shepherd has the biggest vocabulary of any of the 8 dogs we've ever owned. She has also learned to spell: when the wife or I questioned each other about whether we had recently let her "out," she (the dog) would go into a panic, jumping and yelping, eager to go out. So we resorted to spelling O-U-T when questioning. It didn't take the dog learn to recognize that too. Now we amaze visitors by asking the dog " Do you want to go O-U-T?" and she start her dance of joy as she rushes to the door.
YES! Our late Yorkie could understand O-U-T and a few other words we spelled to try outsmarting her. She had quite a large "vocabulary."
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Old Today, 09:23 AM
 
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Example a dog in the US meets a dog in say Europe. Or a cat in Australia meets another cat in Brazil.


Also i assume animals of different species can't speak to one another by language? Example a dog and a cat or a dog and a fox?

Animals of different species CAN speak to one another. There is a common verbal language that all animals understand no matter what species they are. The language may be spoken in different dialects, tones and volumes, but it's well understood nevertheless and animals that ignore it are at risk of taking a beating or losing their lives - humans included:

- roaring, growling, shrieking, screaming, bellowing, bugling or trumpeting, barking, yowling, squealing, gulping, hissing, huffing, blowing, spitting, rattling, buzzing, etc - they all mean the same thing and all animals know what it means when they hear those sounds, no matter what other species they may all be. It means "run for your life". Usually the only animals that are sometimes too stupid or too arrogant to understand the meanings of those sounds are humans.


There's commonly understood non-verbal body language that means the same thing too (run for your life or prepare to get the living crap beat out of you or be killed) and all other animals understand what it means (except, again, sometimes humans):

- rapid lip licking, teeth baring, sticking the tongue out, foot stomping, scraping the ground with the feet, sudden expansion or narrowing of pupils in the eyes, squinting of eyes, stalking with body low to the ground, back and forth charging, hunching the neck and shoulders, shaking the head, lowering the head and turning it very slowly to the side at an angle while watching you out of one eye, laying the ears back, body twitching, shivering or flexing, standing upright on the hind feet with front feet raised toward you, standing far upright and spreading wings wide, raising one front paw in a tapping motion, raising of feather crests or tail feathers, raising of hair on the head, neck and back, tail lashing, tail fluffing (like a bottle brush), turning the back end towards an opponent and raising the tail over the back (skunks aren't the only ones that do this).

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