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Hi guys,

Does anybody have any idea why my dog occasionally mouths himself in an aggressive looking manner? It's not licking, biting or scratching, it's mouthing.

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where is your boy doing this?

i know of dogs who will basically chew their own whole foot in their mouths when they have an itch/pain/or allergy flare....
 

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Is he flank-sucking?
 

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It's not flank-sucking or chewing, just mouthing. Think the way a dog would mouth your arm, but in an aggressive manner.

He only ever does this whilst we're inside relaxing.
 

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to which part of his body?

it could be pain, allergies, or who knows what, i'd get it checked out if you 're concerned.
 
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This is similar to what he does - Nico biting himself daft dog.mov - YouTube

I'm not concerned, just curious.

On occasion he has looked at me whilst doing it, then barked at me immediately after. This would explain the playing suggestion. Other times, he's on his bed just about to relax.
 

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ahh that's pretty normal for a pup, i always attribute it to a sort of, restless tired attitude if it's at a nap time otherwise a bored puppy, like a small child fiddling with his hair or blankets when he lays down for a nap or has nothing to do.
 

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my red girl has done this before, I actually did get pics of her doing it, just have not uploaded them yet, she attacks her front paw as if its a toy, she picks it up, tosses it around and chews on it, yes, she's a very strange redhead.
 

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Bruce attacks his bed in a similar manner right before he falls asleep. I have always contributed it to him just being over tired, and like a grumpy kid. On occasion his feet have been the subject of his "I'm so tired I'm cranky" attitude.
 
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