My dog keeps biting his docked tail.
Do you have a suggestion on how to keep my dog from biting his docked tail?
He is 10 weeks old and refuses to let his tail heal. It is not infected however.
I think the best solution is to put a collar on until it starts to heal.
If you've had your puppy's tail checked by your veterinarian and it's not infected, it could be that the stitches are tight, or there is just some residual irritation that's causing him to bite at it.
Putting an elizabethan collar on him is a good idea, it's probably the most effective way of stopping him from getting to it. Puppies can be very inventive and determined when they want to be!
Covering it with a bandage sprayed with bitter apple may also work, but chances are the collar will work better.