Aggressively chasing tail

by Julie
(TN)

My 8 month old Pyr occasionally chases her tail aggressively. Usually if table scraps are placed out and sometime for no reason.
It's quite frightening and seems unusual. Ideas?

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Sep 05, 2017
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by: Donna

If this is an occasional behaviour, it's okay. If it increases, it will become a problem. You should consider distracting her but I'm not a vet behaviourist.

I have read that if a behaviour is for short periods of time, it isn't necessarily abnormal. If it's for more than one minute per bout, or 3 to 10 minutes per day, you need to have your dog evaluated, by a vet behaviourist, for a compulsive disorder.

Here is an article for your information:

https://drsophiayin.com/app/uploads/2015/04/SpinOutBarkFeb08.pdf

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Chasing Tail
by: Anonymous

Had a dog that chased his tail till he was about 18 months old. I worked with him to chase ball by rolling it and both of us chasing it. He to this day at 13 years old loves his ball. He was actually one of the easiest dogs I have ever owned to exercise out of 15 I have had. Me in the lawn chair and him running back and forth for this ball. Even if he is not interested in a slow rolling ball make it a wrestling toy game and he will be chasing it in no time. Good luck!

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