Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog Training Forum


 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 06-10-2012, 11:29 AM
corgipower's Avatar
corgipower corgipower is offline
Tweleve Enthusiest
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: here
Posts: 8,233
Default OCD or attention seeking?

Tyr has had SA his whole life. A few years ago, he seemed to be developing some OCD chewing, followed by OCD sniffing and licking. I figured it stemmed form anxiety.

Lately his OCDish behaviors also include spinning, touching me with a paw and endlessly searching for his new antler. Spiining and giving paw are two relatively newly trained behaviors...recently reinforced...

So last night I realized that when he engages in chewing/licking/sniffing at OCD levels of intensity, I interrupt him. Which means he receives attention. So maybe it's not OCD after all? Should I ignore him and allow him to carry on with the behavior? He does chew on himself when I'm not there...as evidenced by the wetness and globs of saliva coating various body parts, and that seems more like OCD though?

I'm about ready to take him to the veterinary behaviorist...
__________________
The slayer of all things happy since 2010
Kibble feeder since 1973

Extreme owner of four herding dogs

puzzles, poetry and so much more ~ Doggy Puzzles created by me
sleep!!!
My dog Votes!
proud member of the MUMS 2009 7th place team CISRA 2009 1st place team SUMS 2009 2nd place team
Reply With Quote
 

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:46 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site