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Why Does Your Dog Chase Shadows?

Why Does Your Dog Chase Shadows?


If you have ever owned a dog you would probably be surprised to see that your dog chases shadows. Have you ever wondered why your dog would do this when no other animals are around you? A simple shadow coming from a nearby bush could make your dog go crazy. But there are several reasons as to what would cause this behavior. Hopefully this article will help explain.

When you take your puppy for a walk or when your puppy plays in the backyard it is common for them to chase shadows. Puppies are very playful and can get restless. When puppies get bored they play games with themselves and this usually involves playing with shadows. It doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with your puppy. He is just having a great time playing.

Sometimes an adult dog or puppy will chase his own shadow. This is very common and is much like a dog chasing his own tail. A dog chases his shadow because it moves every time that they move.

You shouldn’t be concerned about your dog chasing his own shadow. Your dog is just playing and having a good time. Chasing his shadow is completely normal. Sometimes dogs can grow out of it or they can do it for their entire life.

Many different breeds commonly chase shadows. These include the Border Collie, the Labrador, the Golden Retriever and even some Terriers. It is a playful act that dogs perform when they are bored and have nothing to do.

Now you know the real reason your dog or puppy chases shadows. It isn’t strange but is very common. If this behavior annoys you give your dog a toy to play with instead of his shadow.


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