We got Rudy at around 11 months. He was a high-strung tail chaser when we got him and we thought it was just him being nervous around new owners and puppy behaviors he would outgrow. Boy, were we wrong. He is a wonderful boy. Easy to train, eager to please, obedient, etc. But we still can't seem to get over this hump with him and now his tail chasing is getting worse. He has caught it on occasion and is destroying the end of his tail - once he catches it, the obsession becomes worse because now it hurts and bothers him. He does it not because he is bored, but because he is nervous (when we tell him "no") or overstimulated (during and after play). We have tried walks, distraction, discipline, positive reinforcement, you name it. We even tried wrapping his tail, but that usually comes right off after a few minutes. Nothing has helped and we can't monitor him 24/7. On top of this, I don't think he had much exposure to people love as a pup - he wants to be touched and loved on, but it excites him rather than relax him, so imagine how difficult it is to wrap that darn tail, etc. Makes me sad for the poor little guy and we want to do what we can to help him. We don't want to put him on anti-anxiety meds if we don't have to, but we're starting to think this is beyond us. Anyone been through anything similar or have any suggestions?