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Did your dog chase it's tail as a pup

  • Yes - Constantly

    Votes: 1 6.7%
  • Yes - Quite Often

    Votes: 5 33.3%
  • Yes - On Occasion

    Votes: 3 20.0%
  • No

    Votes: 6 40.0%
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When your dog was a pup was it a tail chaser? Mylo has been obsessed with it from day one. He has now modified the game to included holding the bedsheets in his mouth so he wraps himself up like a mummy while he is doing it.
Was tail chasing a good game for your pup .....and do they still do it as much as an adult?
 

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Sully is only 11 months and still chases his tail but when he was younger and not quite so balanced he would always face plant right into the floor, now he just refuses to let go once he's got hold of it and attempts to walk which results in another face plant so he just stays there, face mushed against the floor, butt in the air and tail in his mouth.
 

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Puppy?

He still does it at nearly 2! He loves to grab hold of the fur and spin and then fall to the floor and have his belly rubbed! He is still quite the puppy in his head!:eek:
 

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Raleigh, 13 weeks, enjoys this! He also likes to have the odd nibble on his ears too!
 

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Normally George starts off doing the 'circle dance' that greyhounds do, and the catches sight of his tail and starts to chase it. Even once he's got hold of it he just continues to walk around in circles!

Raleigh, 13 weeks, enjoys this! He also likes to have the odd nibble on his ears too!
George likes to nibble on human and dog ears alike, just not his own :rolleyes:

Of course, his favourite pastime is, well... being asleep.

SJ
 

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Our whippet didn't at all. He'll very occasionally catch sight of the white tip of his tail and jump at it but then realises what it is and gives up :lol:

Our girl was terrible for it when she was little. We were always very quick to stop her doing it as she was (and still is sometimes) a nightmare for developing obsessive behaviours. Thankfully that's one that she has forgotten about and doesn't do at all any more.
 

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I voted no as none of my present dogs have ever chased their tails but years ago we had a GSD who costantly chased his tail to the extent that he would hold it and suck it all the time the end of his tail resembled a toilet brush as he litterally sucked the hair away to bristles.
 
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