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Why does my dog hump my boyfriend?

asked 2017-01-10 19:31:13 -0600

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Probably trying to show dominance, especially if your dog was there me fore your boyfriend. He wants to show your bf who is boss.

Andrea O.'s profile imageAndrea O. ( 2017-02-23 13:29:35 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-02-23 13:53:21 -0600

Typically, humping is done to assert dominance. However, some dogs (depending on personality and whether or not they are intact) hump as a game. I would recommend doing positive reinforcement, and giving your dog treats or pets whenever he is NOT humping your boyfriend, and deterring him from the behavior when he is.

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