Understanding Canine Compulsive Disorder

Canine Compulsive Disorder means more than just a high-energy dog.

Also called compulsive behavior disorder, this is a mental health disorder “characterized by the excessive performance of repetitive behaviors that don’t serve any apparent purpose,” explains Dr. Jennifer Summerfield, a veterinarian and professional dog trainer who specializes in treating behavior problems. Common compulsive behaviors include spinning or tail chasing, licking or self-mutilation, flank sucking, chasing lights or shadows, fly snapping, or hallucinatory prey chasing/pouncing behavior. It is considered similar to obsessive-compulsive behavior (OCD) in humans.

Continue Reading

More Chewing

Getting Rid of Fleas in the House

 Subscribers OnlyThe job of getting rid of fleas in your house or yard really consists of taking on both the adults and all the other...