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Why does my dog hump other dogs?

asked 2017-01-20 13:33:07 -0500

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Dogs hump as play and were never told otherwise.

Stefanie C.'s profile image Stefanie C.  ( 2017-02-23 13:29:11 -0500 ) edit

Dogs hump to dominance over other dogs. In a group of dogs they will try to determine who is the leader and this is one way that they establish this. Dogs will also roll over onto their backs to show submission that they agree the other dog is the leader.

Makinzie P.'s profile image Makinzie P.  ( 2017-02-23 13:29:36 -0500 ) edit

As puppies reach sexual maturity, they start to mount other dogs in sexual contexts. After they're neutered or spayed, many male and female dogs continue to mount and even masturbate because they have learned that the behavior feels good

Veronica L.'s profile image Veronica L.  ( 2017-02-23 13:31:23 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2017-02-23 13:30:54 -0500

Dogs humps for various reasons also depending on neuter/spay or not. It could be for sexual nature reasons, dominance, excitment or not knowing how to appropriately socialise with other dogs

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answered 2017-02-23 13:25:32 -0500

This is a normal behavior in adolescent and adult dogs, both for sexual reasons and sometimes just as part of normal playful behavior.

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answered 2017-02-23 13:39:14 -0500

Dogs typically hump to show a sign of dominance even when they are fixed.

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answered 2017-02-23 13:29:26 -0500

Dogs hump to set a sense of dominance over the other dog. They also hump instinctually. If you spayed or neutered your dogs the humping will stop, for the most part.

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Dogs will hump other dogs to assert dominance.

Madeleine K.'s profile image Madeleine K.  ( 2017-02-23 13:31:49 -0500 ) edit
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answered 2017-02-23 13:27:39 -0500

Dogs hump to establish dominance 90% of the time

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answered 2017-02-23 13:37:10 -0500

It is to Establish dominance

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