POPSUGAR Pets Poll Do Your Pets Chase Their Tails? by Pets 6/06/09 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > Read More TailsPoll POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get Inspired With Our Living Newsletter Personalize Vegetarian Love and Sex DIY Home Tech Food Sign up with facebook or By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. dzymzlzy 6 years My Boston Terrier doesn't have one to chase! rossy 6 years I think dogs do it because it's a way of playing or clearing their tails of fleas/ticks before cleaning them with their tongues. A vet told me that - But I'm somewhat dubious... - I do know that whenever I had cats & some idiot thought it was funny to tie something to their tails... It literally drove the poor thing crazy. The cat would go in circles to rid themselves of whatever was on their tails. It was NEVER FUNNY but CRUEL & I would always let them know it... & keep them AWAY from my cats. ladyr 6 years One of my dogs used to sometimes, but he doesn't do it much anymore. When he started doing it, I would correct him, so it never became an obsession.