Tail Wagging and Jumping or lack there of...

by Sandi Brown
(Donalds, SC)

Beamer has this beautiful plume of a tail but he seldom wags it. NEVER a full out wag for joy. when he's curious he will kind of do a tick tock motion but still fully coiled... is that normal? also many I have seen are really good jumpers. Beamer seems to be very shy about jumping. Never high enough to catch him... Just curious if there are others like him. The ones I see the videos of seem to have these traits... We love the Beam just the way he is...

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Oct 12, 2013
tail & jumping NEW
by: Vicky & Jonah

Ur fine. Don't worry on how much he wags his tail. Also Jonah's not a jumper. If u want to teach him how to jump in it arms get the book 101 dog tricks their is a right & wrong way. Even at foot of bed I put a hassock so he could jump to that to bed.

Jumping not always a good thing. Even in agility it is graduate & not until their bones have fully developed. Jonah's very laid back yet has his excitement times ie walks, frizbee, dog park etc.

Enjoy ur Coton everything sounds fine.

Oct 06, 2013
jumping NEW
by: Angie

Our coton Sophie jumps in play but absolutely will not jump up on furniture. I think the breeder who had her before us would not allow her on the furniture. Of course in our house she can go anywhere she wants. She does wag her tail when excited or curious and carries it up over her back when she is "guarding" the house.

Oct 05, 2013
Tail Wagging and Jumping NEW
by: Anonymous

I agree with DiMarie's comments. A trip to the vet would be a very good idea. Our Chloe wags her tail almost all the time especially whedn she's pleased with herself or we praise her for being a good dog. She can jump and loves to demonstrate spinning on her back feet and when done jumping up for you to catch her. We didn't teach her that she discovered she could do it on her own. It might not be anything but it's always a good idea to get it checked out. Beamer is very cute and if he is a bit older he may just be slowing down. a bit.

Oct 04, 2013
Tail Wag NEW
by: DeMarie

Hi - your Coton is adorable :) - in regard to your concerns about his tail - I wouldn't think much of it except for the fact that he hesitates to jump. Have you had your vet check for a disk problem? Your Coton may have had an injury as a puppy that effects his jumping and wagging, which could be causing him a bit of discomfort when he jumps or wags his tail.

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