Why does my dog hump people?

asked 2017-01-24 17:29:51 -0500

Why does my dog hump people?

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is your dog not neutered or spayed? a lot of times the dog can get excited because of it

Bailey B.'s profile image Bailey B.  ( 2017-02-23 14:07:16 -0500 ) edit

If your dog isn't neutered or spayed by a certain age they will hump. We got our male dog fixed as soon as he was old enough he had started humping my moms foot after that he no longer did it. Until we brought in a female dog.

Sarah P.'s profile image Sarah P.  ( 2017-02-23 16:25:35 -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. ... Often, during courtship, females in heat mount and hump t

Lindsey J.'s profile image Lindsey J.  ( 2017-02-23 16:43:13 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2017-02-23 14:15:49 -0500

Most of the time, humping by dogs is done as a sign of dominance, mainly wanting to show whomever they are humping that they are the boss. Sometimes, dogs will hump for a sexual reason. If your dog is intact, sometimes getting them fixed can solve the humping behaviors. However, some dogs do retain those bad behaviors even after they are fixed, and at this point all you can really do is work with your dog to deter them from humping.

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answered 2017-02-23 16:31:18 -0500

Most of the time dogs do this is because it is not fixed and in heat. However, we've neutered our dog and he still has a tendency to hump other dogs/legs. Just start working at training your dog that it is not okay to do that.

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answered 2017-02-23 16:36:22 -0500

Dominance theory was debunked long ago. And, spaying and neutering also doesn't always get rid of the want to hump.

Humping can be a sign of over excitement, stress, anxiety, etc. Redirection to something fun every time your pup starts is the best thing.

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answered 2017-02-23 16:06:03 -0500

He's either showing dominance or wanting attention. Tell him "down" gently push him down every time he does it. Routinely stopping the behavior should help reduce the amount that they do it. Getting them fixed helps as well. Both my dogs stopped humping almost immediately after being fixed!

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