My German Shepherd (2.5 Years old) is a bit obsessed with looking at lights/shadows.
The lights I am referring to are for example when my watch or phone reflects the sun light and shines a small dot of light around the wall/floor. She chases the light, which doesn’t bother me, but once it’s gone keeps standing looking for it. She stands there for a very long time.
She also is a bit fixated on people’s shadows. For example on the evenings when we move around and our shadows change and move she comes running over and stares at the floor watching them.
Recently she has taken to standing in places around the house staring at the floor or wall, whether the reflections are there or not. This happens almost every evening now. She spends the majority of the evenings staring like this, fixated.
How can we stop her from doing this? Any tips or advice to help would be appreciated as it’s a shame to watch her do this silly behaviour. We try to play with her or train her with treats, which does often help but she will still go back to staring later. And with kids etc I do not have the time to entertain her all evening as I have other things to take care of as well.
I would like to note that we try to minimise the light reflections as much as we can and we have never played with one of those laser pointers with her, as I am aware they can often start this kind f behaviour. We never used one with her. She seemed to just notice these things on her own.