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Why does my dog hump?

asked 2017-04-08 21:23:14 -0500

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answered 2017-05-18 17:43:17 -0500

Dogs start humping as they're growing into adolescence. This sometimes it can be an act of dominance, but not always. It usually starts as the natural drive mate begins, but may continue because of remaining in tact or embarrassingly to us, it feels good to them. Neutering may help they're mating drive, but it doesn't always help with the humping drive. This drive also isn't just in male dogs, but can also be present in more dominant females as well.

You can read more here: http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/features/humping-why-do-dogs-do-it#1 (http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/features/h...)

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answered 2017-05-19 14:38:03 -0500

There could be a few reasons for the humping. Is the dog getting enough exercise? Does your dog want to play? (and humping is a way to initiate that)? Is the dog bored and looking for attention? and this may be only way the dog found to get your attention? A release for excitement or just because it feels good to the dog?

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