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This may be a stupid question but...

Discussion in 'Dogs - all breeds / types' started by Jacksmommy, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. Jacksmommy

    Jacksmommy New Member

    I have a 4 mo old male lab (Jack) who is constantly trying to hump everyone in my house and he gets very nippy at that time too. He loves to play fetch but after playing for a few minutes he gets a bit too excited if ya know what I mean. He is always knocking my 2 year old down. And whenever my son enters the room he hops up on his leg. He will be getting neutered in June so will that calm him down? Is this just a phase he is going through? It can be embarrasing especially when he hops up on my in laws or neighbors. I have another male who has never done this, even before he was neutered. I just want to be able to get down on the floor and play with him for longer than a few minutes before he starts trying to do the dance of love!!!!!

    I know this is normal behavior but is there any way I can stop it?
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
  2. aurorasky112

    aurorasky112 New Member

    I dont have any advice on this....would be glad for some help myself! We have a six month old 1/2 rott, 1/2 german shepherd, that IS neutered and has humped everything since he was about three months old. We just try to ignore him. :?:
  3. winnie

    winnie New Member

    i have no advice....i have a femal lab and when we go to the dog park she has this dog friend that constanlty hunps her...it is sooo annoying and the owners dont do anything...iam worried about her hips...he is a big sturdy boy...i would like him to stop but dont know what to say to the owners, luckily i have not seen them lately. some dogs just seem like they will never stop...i would like to hear some peoples advice on getting a dog to stop, maybe i can tell his owners. thanks :)
  4. Rene

    Rene New Member

    I dont have any advice either i have a 1 1/2 year old Yorkie not fixed yet and he tried to hump everything untill i gave him a big stuffed bunnie he loves it the bunnie stays in my room and no one has to see him. When ever i give him a bath the poor bunnie has to suffer lol I think it's a boy thing but i'm going to get him fixed as soon as my pet insurance kicks in I also have a female who is 1 year 4 mos. so they BOTH will be fixed soon he tries to hump her once in awhile but she wont have it she turns around and tries to hump him and he wont have it's kinda funny sometimes the way the play
  5. raindigger

    raindigger New Member

    For an intact male puppy, humping is an instinctive act. It's not really sexual in the way we see it. Neutering usually stops it. However, older neutered dog who hump are showing dominance and should be immediately corrected for it. Females will also do it for the same reason. It's very common in packs to show where their place is within the pack.
  6. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

    Bonnie does it to Nala.....backwards. LOL - wrong end, Bonnie!

    I usually just make a noise that makes her want to come over to me and see what is going on. I don't want to scold her for it, but it's hard to watch TV with them carrying on in the middle of the floor. :shock:

  7. bullylove1

    bullylove1 New Member

    It should help when he is neutured. It is a natural instinct for them though, and he may still hump once in a while afterwards. To make sure he doesn't do this to people, get him a "stuffed friend", or even a blanket. My moms lab has his own blanket in his crate, and when he needs some love he goes to it. My in-laws cat has a friend named Gee. They have been an item for 8 years now. The creepy thing with the stuffed friends are, you will come home and find them in odd places. Especially for a cat, we found Gee lying on the counter, chairs..... :shock:

    I would try to train him not to jump upon people aswell. This will help him overcome leg humping, aswell as its a harder habit to break when a dog is older. Most people don't want a Lab jumping up on them at a full grown size. Although my moms lab still jumps up on mewhen I visit, his 70 Lbs. is a little over bearing on me at times.
  8. honeybears

    honeybears New Member

    getting him nuetered should solved the problem and sounds like he is due soon. And as for the dominace thingmy lab who is 7 has gotten really bad lately, sounds like a domiance issue dont knwo why he is doing at this age;

    LOL Jimiya :D You wouldnt believe what Wylie (female) used to due to Jake :shock: OMG it was embarrasing and she would do it when we had compnay over. luckily she doesnt do it anymore.
  9. Jacksmommy

    Jacksmommy New Member

    Thanks for responding!! I was actually thinking of getting him a stuffed friend since he has also tried to have his way with my daughters big Tigger. SO that sounds like a good idea. He usually just does it when we play with him or go on walks. Any time he is active he gets that way but for some reason when ever my son enters a room Jack is in, he darts for his leg. Even if he is just peacfully chewing a nylabone. We gently push him off and tell him to sit/stay but sometimes he just keeps coming at ya!! and he nips too.

    I have been trying to teach him not to jump up on people by having hubby come through the door and making Jack sit/stay and wait till my husband goes to him and pet him. He does good sometimes and I know he will keep getting better as we work on it together.

    Thanks again!!! I am going to find one of my sons old stuffed buddies and hopefully Jack takes a liking to it :D
  10. bullylove1

    bullylove1 New Member

    Good Luck. Harley had a Pooh Bear that she used to snuggle with, not hump though. I think they got into a fight one day because I came home and poor pooh bear had stuffing all over the floor. I believe she is enjoyignthe single life now. :wink:
  11. tgiles91

    tgiles91 New Member

    I really don't know how to stop it. I have a 2 year old female maltepoo who started humping before we had her fixed and she still does it even after we had her fixed. Also after we had her fixed she still has heat cycles. Whenever she starts to hump we swat her but tell her no and she has gotten better. Hope that helps.
  12. Kathy74

    Kathy74 New Member

    A friend of mine has an intact female and a neutered male. She says it's too funny when the female goes into heat b/c she's whiny, needy etc. and the male puts up with it for so long, then "services" her just to shut her up! I always thought neutering put an end to the "desire" but obviously not for all males!! I understand the embarassment with in-laws etc. though. Serene instantly runs to my mother in law and rams her nose into her crotch, particularily bad on wet days when the nose is muddy! She has also been known to "rush" my mother in law down the hallway with her nose jammed up her butt!
  13. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

    Well, that could be handy if you don't like your in-laws to visit. :lol:

  14. klf

    klf New Member

    loads of laughs!!

    OMG this is soooooooo funny! reading that my 6 yr old dog isn't the only one who rams his nose where the sun doesn't shine and humps alll the kids in the neighborhood when they get him reilled up! My daughter use to ask "Ewww mom what is that" as she pointed to the weenie of our dog!

    it does get better!

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