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November 10th, 2005, 12:14 PM
Recently, I was playing fetch with my 4 1/2 month old pup while I was sitting on the floor. He retrieved the ball, dropped it and then put his paws on my shoulder and humped the air. LOL. I pushed him off and he did this a second time. Yuck.

He is neutered. What is up with this? Is it a dominance thing?

November 10th, 2005, 12:18 PM
Definitely dominance. He was in a superior position to you...

November 10th, 2005, 04:41 PM
It's also that you were getting him reved up physically and the excitement released all kinds of emotions, and since he's a kid still it expressed itself in humping. Some dogs just hump because they are simply excited.

Prin don't even go there - we want to keep this thread clean :p

November 10th, 2005, 08:24 PM
Hey, I did keep it clean... I didn't say "He was in a superior position so you were his b*tch".... Did I? (Till now..)

November 10th, 2005, 08:58 PM
Funny this should be here tonight, Rocky had a play date last night with Messina, it was a pittie co-op kind of thing and he had had a few really stressful days before the date, he doesn't socialize much off leash and muzzle anymore so he was really excited to have a play date, He does try and mount other dogs, but its not usually well so....soooooo! it was much more extreme than usual, so am I reading this thread correctly in that Im assuming he had some extra pent up energy and was just REALLY happy?...oh and hes nuetered of course.

November 10th, 2005, 09:05 PM
LOL Willow still humps on occasion and she has been spayed since six months old, she will be a year on Saturday. She started when she was seven weeks (her New Year's eve celebration, I guess), blankets, stuffies, never people though.... thank goodness.

November 10th, 2005, 09:16 PM
I didn't know the girls did it too!!!!!!!!!! Rocky always tries to hump his lab girl friend but she just sits down and ignores him. yesterday he was the energiser bunny or the Tazmanian Devil with the new "chick" He was really really excited about the visit though and he had been so upset about having to wear his muzzle, His personality goes through an instantaneos change. He went from depressed to exceptionally happy and then when we walked them to the car and I put the muzzle back on, he just hung his head and dropped his tail. sooooo sad! BTW Happy Birthday Willow!!!!!!!!!

jesse's mommy
November 10th, 2005, 09:26 PM
Rocky always tries to hump his lab girl friend but she just sits down and ignores him.

I wish Jesse would learn to just sit down. She was de-flowered the other day (yes she is spayed and she was de-flowered by a neutered male). She has this lab/pit mix down the street that is her playmate. When we go on a walk, if Bogey is out we go to the fenced backyard and they play. Well I guess Bogey has a lot of pent up energy because he tries to hop on Jesse everytime she tries to take a break. Let me tell you, when he hooks his paws on her, it is really hard to get them apart. Jesse definitely doesn't like it and does her best to wiggle free, but I'm positive Bogey has gotten a few "pokes" in there.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can help Jesse not get violated by Bogey?

November 10th, 2005, 09:31 PM
OMG even Rocky doesnt go that far!!!!! This Bogey character is nuetered?...maybe it didn't take LOL... poor Jessie. The only time Rockys humping got more than well, gestural, it was with a lab in heat...Rocky had to be taken to the vets cause he threw his hips out!:eek:

November 10th, 2005, 09:34 PM
my mother in law's pom is pretty old and if she doesnt get enough attention she grabs her toy, brings it to the couch in the middle of everyone and humps away. and they all say dont look but its so hard not to look and laugh.

and my little 12 week old puppy just started humping his toys. i dont want to discourage natural behavior but really does he have to do it on the couch lol

jesse's mommy
November 10th, 2005, 09:35 PM
It's so sad because after we get them apart she gives me this look like "Mom I like playing with him, but he plays a little rough. Make him stop." I get so sad because I don't know what to do, but they do get along really well and it's great that she has a playmate right around the corner. After she looks at me, she goes and pounces on him and the two of them do that roll over top of each other thing...

November 10th, 2005, 10:14 PM
I see this very often with young pups and if you look at what was happening at the time it happens when they are happy or are having fun. It is not sexual and has nothing to do with dominance.

November 10th, 2005, 10:21 PM
Stacey B is the same still true when they are no longer pups, assuming they have been spayed or nuetered at the appropriate time?

November 10th, 2005, 10:30 PM
Yes it can still happen.

November 10th, 2005, 11:36 PM
I am sorry but I am getting such a giggle out of this thread.:p
Yes some dogs will do 'it' their whole life and its nothing more than enthusiasm. You have every right to stop a dog from mounting your dog or to stop your dog from mounting another dog. It's still bad manners most of the time, and the other dog can misinterpret the intentions. Humping toys isn't so bad because it usually only offends the humans in the room, though I am not sure how the toys feel about it.
You would know if the 'pokes' were real as they would typically get locked together - now thats a sight! Talk about putting your hips out!:p
Shouldn't a mod be stepping in here? I think we are starting to cross some line of decorum here.:o

November 11th, 2005, 12:02 AM
I'll give you a giggle. Picture this, a great dane laying on the floor with a toy about a foot long.

jesse's mommy
November 11th, 2005, 09:31 AM
Shouldn't a mod be stepping in here? I think we are starting to cross some line of decorum here.:o

I'm serious. I feel bad for my little baby and don't know what to do when she is playing with Bogey because they get along so well, I just wish he didn't want to get along THAT well with her. I would love to know if there is something I can buy and spray it on Jesse that would deter that scent from Bogey. My little Jesse is such an innocent snugglebug and I feel bad when I can't get them apart fast enough.

How are we going to know unless we ask right?

November 11th, 2005, 10:46 AM
Its really all about manners.
Teach him 'leave it' or 'off' first.
Then have him on the leash and let them play. The second he starts to think about humping you tell him to 'leave it' or 'off' and then let him make the right choice. If he doesn't listen to you then you use the leash to back him away from her as you give the command. Give them a little time to calm down and then do it again. You need to repeat this drill until he starts litstening to your word and plays without humping. He needs to understand that playing stops when he humps and it makes you unhappy when he humps. It will also helps her see that you are looking out for her.

jesse's mommy
November 11th, 2005, 11:23 AM
But the problem is, it's my dog that's getting violated, not the dog doing the violating. Bogey isn't my dog, but the lady who owns him keeps pulling him off and trying to do some of your recommendations, but he is just so excited. I don't think he gets to socialize that much (even though he is a sweetie) because of the pit mix in him that people who don't know how wonderful the breed is, get's generally standoffish in play dates. I can't really scold him when he's not my dog. Make sense?

November 11th, 2005, 02:54 PM
i'm not sure how diapers work but could you put one on her before her play date so if he does jump on her, at least there's no... um poking? or mabey you could talk to the dog's owner and explain that your dog feels violated and ask if you could say something to him next time he does it?

November 11th, 2005, 04:55 PM
Thank goodness, after reading all the humping going on, I assume this is natural. It could become embarrassing with company around. My little one 3months old is doing this especially when playing with her older sister Bandit. She gets all reved up and excited and although cute to watch I do stop her.
I am hoping to breed her with a small dog when the time is right.

November 11th, 2005, 04:56 PM
Jesses Mom, this is probabley a little out there, but maybe you could teach Jesse to sit just before hes about to .... Also, I think you should advise the owner of bogey that you would like to work on strategies to stop this behaviour, so if she Corrects Bogey at the same time you ask Jesse to sit, possibly Jesse would begin to see that if she sits when he approaches her he cant .... proceed. At least thats how it works with Rocky and his Lab girlfriend, this is the spayed one Im talking about now, they will be in the midst of dog play and Rocky will try, but she sits down right away, so hell stop and they will go back to playing, he may try again but she sits again, so they work it out themselves,

November 11th, 2005, 04:57 PM
Thanks for the info Stacey and Tenderfoot, I feel better knowing hes not always being either dominant or perverted!

November 11th, 2005, 09:22 PM
You're welcome, happy to help.

November 11th, 2005, 09:32 PM
Maybe this should be in that 'extra commands' thread too but uh.. well I don't really talk about this much... Ahem.

But one of Judge's (very necessary) new commands is "Judge, RUDE!" ("How rude!" also works but the formal command is "RUDE" Cough cough.) He loves company so much and gets SO excited that he really was repeatedly humping every guest's leg that entered our home... and I sort of wanted a command that would put the quite embarassed guests at ease as well as actually get him to cut it out. :o

Unfortunately he had to hump a lot of legs before he really understood what I was barking at him about. :D

November 11th, 2005, 09:41 PM
"RUDE" LOL I love that command...gotta work on the "situation" anyway, may as well start wit a fresh command LOL!

November 12th, 2005, 12:54 AM
Can I use "rude" when a doggy just sits there, farting away?:D

November 12th, 2005, 12:09 PM
Jesse - Talk to Bogeys mom and help her teach him. Also get permission from her to correct him yourself. Your dog will appreciate that you are helping her out. You do have every right to correct another dog if the owner is not able to. Think of it like someone elses child is doing something bad to your child but the other childs parent is ineffectual or doesn't care. You can still step in and tell that child to stop it. At least I sure would.