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Sometimes dogs chase their tails as play. Puppies especially do this. They might not realize their tail is a part of their body. Some types of dogs will chase their tails more than others.

Some breeds need a lot of attention. Border collies are very smart dogs. People use these dogs to herd sheep, or get sheep to move in a certain direction. Border collies have a lot of energy. They need plenty of space to run and play. They can get bored quickly.

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Making Connections


Have you ever seen a dog play? What was it doing?


Have you read other books about pets? How is taking care of a dog similar to or different from caring for other animals?


Why do you think people enjoy having dogs as companions?

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