|The side shifted tail only occurs when the female is ready to accept the male|
After about an hour of courting and a few weak attempts, Sophie took charge. She would coax Bailey into a stand up dance, and as they fell back down, she would swing around quickly so his front legs would come down on her back. Smart girl! He got the idea. The light bulb went on.
Both dogs then pranced around the yard happily. Sophie was put in her crate and Bailey came and lay down next to me.