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OK, so I have a question that my vet seems to not know the answer to. I was wondering if the experts here had experienced or understood what my Sebastian is doing...

EVERY day - once a day - usually when he first gets out of the crate, he chases his tail for a couple of twirls, then flops on the ground and takes a big chomp on his..."package"...and sort of grips it like this for a good two minutes. He usually accompanies this with some spinning on the ground / carpet whilst clamped down, finishing with a stationary period with his head between his legs.

So...At first (2 years ago), I discouraged this behavior ("Sebi, don't do that," etc.), but now, I just let him have at it. He does not hurt himself, is properly trained and thoroughly exercised (mentally/physically), and does it once a day (not over and over). It's really no big deal, I just can't figure out if he's simply doing it because it feels good or if it something else. Oh - and he HAS been fixed, if that matters.

Anyone experienced this, or know what's up?
 

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I can't resist.... He does it because he can?

More than likely there is something bugging him there and he can't get at it in the crate. Seems like he'd do it at other times though.
Mine is 6 months and he gives his tail a chase every now and then. I can't decide whether it's just a handy little toy to him or whether there is something bugging him. He'll bury up his nose down there for a while. It might be just dogs doing what dogs do.
 

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Gracie (female) does something similar every morning. Gets out of the crate, spins, chews on her girl bits and butt a bit then stops and is fine. I'd love to know what makes them tick!!!
 
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Well imagine you're in a crate for hours. Wouldn't you stretch, scratch your behind and shake about? It's just the same thing done dog-style.
 

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The only thing I can think of is maybe the way he sits/lays in the crate causes them to fall asleep and go numb? lol
 
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