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Our Pepper is hyper sensitive to any light reflction/glare that projects on the ceiling. He can stare at it and bark and growl at it for a long time. It seems more than just attention getter because we have continusouly ignored him and he still does it. DOes anyone else's puppy do this? (Pepper is 2 yrs old)...oh, he will also try to charge it too and crash into the kitchen cabinet trying to catch it.

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Savannah doesn't do this with light but if she sees something that she doesn't recognize, she acts the same way. Could it be that it frightens Pepper and this is the reaction that he has to it?

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Well, yes and possibly no. He does act like that toward other things too, such as a new suit case, a new chair etc, he would freak out a little and then stop after he realized that there is no threat. But the light glare thing has gone on for a long time...sometimes we have to cook with minimal light just because the glare the pot cover would make is unbearable for him...

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We had a dog like that. She'd chase the reflection of your watch crystal around; she'd pounce on the light/shadow that moved across the floor as you opened and closed the refrigerator, that sort of thing. It was particularly challenging to travel with her and try to take her out on leash for potty after dark - the flashlight for picking up poop and making sure she wasn't getting into mischief would be such a distraction. On the plus side, she was certainly easy to recall back into the house at night!

The Dog Whisperer had a segment on a dog with a light obsession. Cured as usual with exercise and discipline.

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