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Tail Chasing

Post by MickMac93 on Sun 28 Aug - 10:38

Hi,

My pup Bella constantly chases her tail. She only does it when I am watching her or if i throw a toy etc. She will be running for the toy then run around in circles chasing her tail as she runs towards it. How can i make her stop, it looks stupid and is really obsessive.

Cheers not worthy

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Post by Guest on Sun 28 Aug - 13:49

Every time she does it, stop all play & say 'leave it!'. Stop her physically if you can. Hopefully she'll realise that if she tail-chases she gets no fun & she'll stop.

Although tail chasing can be cute, it can also become obsessive & even dangerous.

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Post by scott on Sun 28 Aug - 17:29

looks so funny when they do it, but if left unchecked this can turn in to a pain to get rid of...
and turn in to a mental thing...

but im sure as long as correct her when ever she dose it it will pass...

a bottile with some stones in it....

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Post by Guest on Sun 28 Aug - 17:41



interesting.. as Bella is Winston's sister..and Winston was doing that abit a while back too. Thankfully we told him off most times we caught him doing it, and he hardly ever does it now.

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Post by Guest on Mon 29 Aug - 1:36

vanessa wrote:

interesting.. as Bella is Winston's sister..

I didn't know that! I've missed so much over the last few days!

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Post by Guest on Mon 29 Aug - 2:25

My aunt's EBT has gotten obsessive about tail chasing. It's so bad now that her paws are all swollen. They don't even know what to do with her now. If it's getting obsessive, definitely try to stop it before it gets too bad.

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Post by Guest on Mon 29 Aug - 3:18

CatStina wrote:My aunt's EBT has gotten obsessive about tail chasing. It's so bad now that her paws are all swollen. They don't even know what to do with her now. If it's getting obsessive, definitely try to stop it before it gets too bad.

For one as bad as you are describing getting a buster collar from your vet and making sure it stays on for when your aunt can not correct her is a must.
ebt do have necks as wide as their head so it is hard so attaching the buster to a harness would be wise and easily done to prevent further discomfort.

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Post by Guest on Mon 29 Aug - 5:38

Caryll wrote:
vanessa wrote:

interesting.. as Bella is Winston's sister..

I didn't know that! I've missed so much over the last few days!

ttp://staffy-bull-terrier.niceboard.com/t7526-winston-meets-his-sister-bella?highlight=bella

check this out Caryll!!

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Post by Guest on Mon 29 Aug - 13:44

MissRogue wrote:
CatStina wrote:My aunt's EBT has gotten obsessive about tail chasing. It's so bad now that her paws are all swollen. They don't even know what to do with her now. If it's getting obsessive, definitely try to stop it before it gets too bad.

For one as bad as you are describing getting a buster collar from your vet and making sure it stays on for when your aunt can not correct her is a must.
ebt do have necks as wide as their head so it is hard so attaching the buster to a harness would be wise and easily done to prevent further discomfort.
Thanks for the input. What is a Buster Collar? Google turned up many different things, from a shock collar to a cone and neither of those seem like they would help very much with her tail chasing.

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Post by Guest on Mon 29 Aug - 14:48

CatStina wrote:
MissRogue wrote:
CatStina wrote:My aunt's EBT has gotten obsessive about tail chasing. It's so bad now that her paws are all swollen. They don't even know what to do with her now. If it's getting obsessive, definitely try to stop it before it gets too bad.

For one as bad as you are describing getting a buster collar from your vet and making sure it stays on for when your aunt can not correct her is a must.
ebt do have necks as wide as their head so it is hard so attaching the buster to a harness would be wise and easily done to prevent further discomfort.
Thanks for the input. What is a Buster Collar? Google turned up many different things, from a shock collar to a cone and neither of those seem like they would help very much with her tail chasing.

A buster i meant the cone one i'll never suggest a shock collar, if the cone is long enough she wont be able to see her tail and therefore want to chase it but corrections must be made as well. leash correction or as one suggested a noise distraction as well.

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Post by Guest on Mon 29 Aug - 14:56

At this point I think it's more of a twirling thing, I think she's just going through the motions. She doesn't even have to see her tail in order to start the motions. I'll suggest it to my aunt, though, thanks!

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Post by Guest on Mon 29 Aug - 15:00

CatStina wrote:At this point I think it's more of a twirling thing, I think she's just going through the motions. She doesn't even have to see her tail in order to start the motions. I'll suggest it to my aunt, though, thanks!

Another thing that may help is actually training her to spin on command many use this technique for barkers so they only actually bark when requested to worked with my Taz.

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Post by Guest on Mon 29 Aug - 23:00

MissRogue wrote:
CatStina wrote:My aunt's EBT has gotten obsessive about tail chasing. It's so bad now that her paws are all swollen. They don't even know what to do with her now. If it's getting obsessive, definitely try to stop it before it gets too bad.

For one as bad as you are describing getting a buster collar from your vet and making sure it stays on for when your aunt can not correct her is a must.
ebt do have necks as wide as their head so it is hard so attaching the buster to a harness would be wise and easily done to prevent further discomfort.

EBTs are known for OCD. A buster collar won't work, as the behaviour is Obsessive Compulsive. The dog will carry on spinning/tail chasing even with the collar on. The only thing you can do with a dog like that is to re-train - every time the spinning starts you have to distract & change whatever you're doing to break the habit. Some vets will also prescribe anti-depressants to calm the dog.

Unfortunately, it never goes away completely, and you have to be 'on your toes' for the rest of the dog's life. Sad

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Post by Guest on Mon 29 Aug - 23:15

we do the SPEAK thing so you can actualy get him to understand when you want him to shut up. as for tail spinning lemmy doe it now and again and the only thing he doe sis make himself dizzy and fall over but its only an occasional thing not compulsive. he caught it one day when he laid down and thats when he realised it was attached to him cos he yelped a bit when he bit it

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Post by Nosipho on Wed 31 Aug - 16:09

We had a great thread about this a while back, do you know how long we keep old posts for Caryll? Im going to look for it

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