Dogs chase their tails for a variety of different reasons. Some dogs get bored easily and chase their tails as entertainment. Other dogs just think it’s the cool thing to do. Whatever reason your dog has for chasing his tail, he is having fun.
Imagine if you were a dog and your owner left you all alone everyday. You would probably become very bored and resort to doing things like digging through the garbage, barking at yourself in the mirror or chasing your tail. Chasing your tail would make you feel as though you were running through the woods on the trail of a rabbit or you were an Indy car driver.
Some dogs chase their tails because they’ve seen other dogs do it and thought it was the cool thing to do. Just like us people, dogs look at what other dogs do too. Some dogs are leaders who start the tail chasing, other dogs are followers and join in on the fun.
Your dog chases it tail for many reasons, many of which you will never completely understand. The next time you see your dog chasing his tail, don’t judge him; instead, encourage him and you may just have fun as well.