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What does chasing the tail mean?
Any of your dogs chase its tail? Koda has done this since we brought her home. She doesn't do it that often but when she does its hard to get her to stop. It happens the most when she is playing and I mean good playing. Mostly in the basement where she is running around so I dont know if it is overstimulation? Today we were playing and doing good and she stopped, looked at me, and just went crazy wth her tail. She holds on to it and just turns and turns and turns. I go to break it up and she starts jumping at me and mouthing my hands and arms. I turn my back to stop that behaviour and she starts at her tail again....does this sound like something we should continue to discourage?
I have heard it can mean they have OCD but I dont know if it is just her overstimulation or if there is a deeper meaning..?
She does this before a walk sometimes too...when we go to put her collar on she will sometimes start chasing it..so maybe excitement?