|Barked: Fri Aug 5, '11 10:47am PST |
|Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is generally pretty apparent. There are a few breeds who are pre-disposed to it, such as English Bull Terriers, and based on the mix of the dog you're keeping, it wouldn't surprise me. OCD generally occurs in working breeds who need a "job" and can arise out of boredom. It can also develop due to nervousness and other behavioral problems.
OCD behaviors can include incessant licking (which developed after an allergy perhaps), chasing lights, chasing the tail, spinning in circles, and other similar seemingly neurotic behaviors. The difference between OCD and mere boredom is that it is REALLY hard to break the dog out of a cycle once it's begun. Also, it's something the dog will tend to do constantly, whenever it's got nothing better to do.
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