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Old 02-06-2013, 12:23 AM
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Humping puppy?

Leo has started this new thing of humping all the time. He is 11 weeks old now. I have been saying "no" and then distracting him with something else.

He does it less with me than my boyfriend and one of my friends. I don't know if they just get him riled up a bit more maybe? I'm the one that does all the training sessions and everything.

I'm counting down the days to his neuter haha I would like to change the behaviour though.

At this age I know that it is out of excitement, not "dominance". I don't believe they really know what they are trying to do at this age.

Has anyone had this problem? It is getting worse lately though.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:47 AM
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I have girls and my girls don't do that, but here's a video that might help you.

Humping - How to prevent humping using positive methods. - YouTube
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Remy has never humped either, but I have heard girls do it too! Remy does mark trees though in a very interesting leg lift maneuver.

This video is really good, although now I think I have to tell my friend not to baby talk him because I think it sets him off...
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Humping can indeed be from getting over-excited in play. It is not necessarily sexual, especially at this young age.

Teaching people to play more calmly with the puppy is a good idea.

Scolding and so forth is probably not a good idea. Puppies are very impressionable and lots of negative input can lead to fearfulness in the long run, as an adult dog. The puppy really cannot help himself, to a certain extent, particularly when people get him all wound up, so avoiding creating that state of excitement is the best way to go.

When he does hump, use the gentle methods to help him calm down and disengage like ZoesMom showed you.
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I went to see my aunt's 3 month old puppy last week and he kept humping my leg. I figured he was excited to see a new person and have someone paying a ton of attention to him.
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fudge was humping the air 2 weeks ago! i was cooking in the kitchen and looked out into the hall and there he was,he did stop though once i looked at him but it was weird lol. my old dog zara (collie x gsd) used to hump out of excitment (she was a girl) once she was "fixed" it seem to calm alot (the odd jumping on neighbours dog who was also a girl) but didnt really stop till she was about 3.
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but I have heard girls do it too!

UMMM...yea they do! Zoey (my parent's dog) gets in these weird moods and will literally body hump this GIANT teddy bear that my mom has in the living room. It's really disturbing. LOL
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Nala does it on towels....haven't a clue why either.
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Humping is rude behavior and should be addressed quickly. It is rarely sexual. I see people laugh at the dog park when their adult dog attempts to hump another adult dog and it often leads to fights or at least one dog snipping at another.

Myself, I physically knock strangers' dogs off if they hump. I don't care what they think and I am definitely not going to stand by while their ill-behaved animal humps mine. Mine could easily turn and fight their dog over it and that isn't anything I need, either.

It is simply unacceptable dog behavior that you must stop in any dog. If you deal with it promptly and don't allow it to continue, it is easy. If you don't, you may have a three year old still humping... and possibly ticking off other dogs to the point it comes to a dog fight.

Honestly, humping isn't something to downplay. It is simply really, really poor doggy behavior.
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Humping is rude behavior and should be addressed quickly. It is rarely sexual. I see people laugh at the dog park when their adult dog attempts to hump another adult dog and it often leads to fights or at least one dog snipping at another.

Myself, I physically knock strangers' dogs off if they hump. I don't care what they think and I am definitely not going to stand by while their ill-behaved animal humps mine. Mine could easily turn and fight their dog over it and that isn't anything I need, either.

It is simply unacceptable dog behavior that you must stop in any dog. If you deal with it promptly and don't allow it to continue, it is easy. If you don't, you may have a three year old still humping... and possibly ticking off other dogs to the point it comes to a dog fight.

Honestly, humping isn't something to downplay. It is simply really, really poor doggy behavior.
Oh dear, I hope you are not encouraging this owner to physically punish this dog for his excited humping behavior.
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