Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails?

by Alessia

Lucas is a constant chaser of his tail. No matter what is going on or how calm he is being, sometimes he just jumps up from a laying down position and starts chasing his tail as if it spoke to him silently and issued a challenge. To be honest, I have a hard time explaining anything that Lucas does, but I decided that since most dogs chase their tails, I would google “why do dogs chase their tails?” and find out.

Apparently, according to a dog and cat psychologist, there are a number of reason why pooches chase their rear ends. One reason could be anxiety due to noise, or being overwhelmed in a situation. Another reason could be that it’s how they get their exercise in, or like Lucas, they think it’s a challenge. Some dogs may even be unaware that their tail is even a part of them and treat chasing their tail as a predatory exercise.

This is something to watch though, because if your pooch starts mutilating his tail in any way, shape, or form, make sure to see your vet. Tail chasing as a coping mechanism or just for fun is fine as long as the pup isn’t harming himself. Check out the video to learn more about this quirky habit.

Alessia xx

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