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I’m not sure how much of this behavior should be worrisome or to be expected. But my 10 week old Jack Russell puppy often scratches her neck, licks her bottom area, and bites her hind leg and tail. I don’t see any sores and I don’t think she has any fleas so I am wondering if this behavior is due to anxiety or something like that.

If it was a real itch or a sore, or some pesky flea, I am thinking she should be doing this more often and in all situations. For example, when she is resting on her bed or hanging out on the deck by herself where she seems relaxed, she doesn’t do this. Instead, I often see her go into that mode when I tell her “no” for biting me too hard or “no” for jumping on furniture... basically whenever I try to show her restraint. I am not yelling but I give her a “no” and a stern look. And that seems to sometimes trigger the said behavior.

Am I doing something wrong?


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It could be anxiety, but it could be some kind of allergy. A food allergy perhaps. Biting at the paws is usually a sign of allergies.
 

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It could be anxiety, but it could be some kind of allergy. A food allergy perhaps. Biting at the paws is usually a sign of allergies.
She’s not biting her paws. She is is scratching her neck with her hind leg, licking her bottom area, and biting her hind leg/thigh. All typical dog stuff but sometimes she does it in frequency that makes me wonder something might be wrong.


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