How To Deal With Your Dog’s Compulsive Behavior
This is for people who love their dogs. If you’ve ever struggled with compulsive behavior in your dog, this video is for you. It’s an excellent, in-depth look at the science of dog compulsive behavior. It details the four main types of compulsive behaviors in dogs, how to identify and understand them, and what to do to manage them. You’ll learn about the specific symptoms of compulsive behavior in dogs and how to recognize them. The video also discusses how you can use behavior modification to help manage compulsive behaviors.
Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails?
One of the first dogs we ever had when we were growing up was a beautiful golden retriever named Cane. He loved nothing more than to chase his tail. We tried everything to get him to stop. We tried spanking him, trying to distract him, changing his name, encouraging him to chase someone else… you name it. He just wouldn’t stop. Finally one day, my dad had an idea. He tied Cane’s leash to a table leg and just let him run. To our amazement, Cane finally stopped chasing his tail, and we’ve never been able to get him to do it again. The reason for Cane’s compulsive behavior? Cane was overly-excited. His owners hadn’t spanked him in a while, and so he was feeling too excited and aroused. His tail just happened to be in the way.
Why Do Dogs Chew Their Tails?
A dog’s tail is often one of his favorite toys. It’s also one of his most difficult toys to deal with. Many dogs will do anything to play with their tails, including chewing it, dragging it behind them, or flinging it. This behavior isn’t surprising, because dogs have a limited number of toys available to them in their daily lives. As such, they often engage in repetitive behaviors in an attempt to access other toys. If you’ve noticed that your dog chews his tail excessively, you may have noticed that he seems restless and anxious. But why does he suddenly start chewing his tail in the first place? You may be concerned that your dog’s tail-chewing behavior is related to stress.
Understanding Compulsive Behavior in Dogs
For the vast majority of dogs, compulsive behavior is caused by a lack of self-control. By “self-control,” I mean that the dog isn’t really intentionally acting out its compulsion. In order to better understand what compulsive behavior is, let’s first define what it isn’t. Compulsive behavior is the individual episodes or behaviors the dog is engaging in because it’s rewarding and fun to do. Examples of compulsive behavior would include spinning around in circles, circling around the house before he sits, licking anything and everything on the floor, and barking every time someone walks into the room. Compulsive behavior doesn’t happen because the dog is just obsessive and annoying.
How To Treat Compulsive Behavior in Dogs
If you’re not sure how to deal with compulsive behavior in your dog, don’t despair. The video provides you with some helpful tips for making your dog comfortable and happy in spite of his compulsive behaviors. You’ll learn that the best way to treat compulsive behavior in dogs is to use behavioral therapy. Click here to learn more about how to help your dog with compulsive behavior.