Apollo is "Special." I really need advice
Apollo is the one in my icon pic. My fiancé and I joke around that he is our "special" dog but it is getting to the point of becoming such a ridiculos headache. He chases his nub of a tail incessantly. He has no tail. The previous owners had his tail docked because they came home one day and he had literally chewed his entire tail off. He gets plenty of exercise, my fiancé runs for an hour or so a day with him and he plays like crazy with Riley. I have worked continuously with him on redirecting his attention and it just doesn't work. He is neurotically obsessed with lights, mirrors, and shadows. I put my makeup on in the mornings and he sits right in front of me to see the reflection of the mirror. Last night I was vacuuming and he was playing with the vacuum intensly and all the sudden goes after his nub of a tail. I just don't understand why my efforts to redirect are failing. He is really smart and learns exponentially faster than Riley. ITs just his tail. Any advice on what I can do or change?