Dogs Chase their Tail because:
- It may be due to merely just puppy play, hyperactivity due to lack of exercise, boredom due to lack of mental activity/stimulation, attention-seeking behavior, dog itchy tail, confinement in a playpen, dog kennels, dog crates, dog cages, etc., physical abuse, separation anxiety. Dogs chasing their tail lowers stress levels by taking off the attention from stress to chasing tails activity. Certain breeds have a higher tendency – German Shephard, terriers.
- Generally, puppies will outgrow the habit. But you have to act early…
- Don’t pay attention – positive or negative
- Increase your Fido’s activity levels – more walk/run
- Remember – A tired dog is a happy dog!
- Check for injury, rash, ticks, fleas, etc.
- Divert dog’s attention – play a game of fetch or give dog chews like a kong dog toy
- Involve in brain activities like a stuffed Kong toy
- Assess if the dog is anxious for any reason. Try to avoid it.
- Consult a professional or a vet!
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Does your Fido chase tail? Often? Compulsively? He may look cute and funny or hilarious, but have you wondered why he does that? If yes then read on: