Why does my dog hump his bed?

asked 2017-02-27 13:12:47 -0500

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answered 2017-02-27 16:25:37 -0500

Typically it is to show dominance and if you have other pets, could be there way of saying "this bed is mine"

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answered 2017-02-27 14:45:48 -0500

Dogs get wound up, nervous, or excited and they hump.

Don’t accidentally reinforce the behavior by freaking out.

You can removed the objects of their affection

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answered 2017-02-27 14:50:06 -0500

This is just a sign of dominance and he/she is probably showing you that her pet bed is hers and she is dominant over it not you. When she does this just distract her. grab a treat or something. this will stop after a while and don't worry this is a normal stage dogs go through.

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