Should I let my puppy chase its tail? There usually isn’t any harm that comes out of the tail-chasing behavior. While dogs may look like they get a bit aggressive, most of them do not actually harm their own tail. In most cases, we recommend letting the tail-chasing continue. Most dogs do it out of boredom.
How do I stop my puppy chasing his tail? As soon as you see your dog start to chase his tail, distract him with a toy, food or attention to get him to stop. When your dog isn’t in the stressed state of tail chasing, teach him commands, such as sit or lie down. You also can teach a trick, such as shake.
Do puppies grow out of tail chasing? Puppy playfulness
Also, puppies are incredibly playful so they may just see their tail as a fun toy to chase but don’t worry, they’ll likely grow out of this behaviour.
Why does a puppy chase and bite his tail? Understanding Compulsive Behavior in Dogs
Just like people, dogs can develop compulsive habits that are hard for them to control. A dog experiencing anxiety may chase and bite their tail in the same way as a person bites their nails. Over time the habit may get worse and happen more often.