Why do dogs chase their tail? - Reasons and Solutions

September 20, 2017

Do you have the following questions?

Why do dogs chase their tails?
What does it mean when a dog bites its tail?
My dog keeps chewing his tail!
Why is my dog biting his tail?
Why do puppies chase their tail?
Why does my dog spin in circles?
What is OCD in dogs (Obsessive compulsive disorder in dogs), OCD symptoms, and OCD treatment?
How to stop a dog from biting his tail?
How to stop dog from chasing tail?

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:

Dog chasing tail video

  1. 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 behaviour, dog itchy tail, confinement in 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 higher tendency – German Shephard, terriers.

  2. Generally, puppies will outgrow the habit. But you have to act early…

  3. Don’t pay attention – positive or negative

  4. Increase your Fido’s activity levels – more walk/run

  5. Remember – A tired dog is a happy dog!

  6. Check for injury, rash, ticks, fleas, etc.

  7. Divert dog’s attention – play a game of fetch or give dog chews like a kong dog toy

  8. Involve in brain activities like a stuffed Kong toy

  9. Assess if dog is anxious for any reason. Try to avoid it.

  10. Consult a professional or a vet!

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