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Let’s talk HUMPING!!! (PG Rated!) – Endless Mountain Labradors

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  1. Non-sexual play as puppies
  2. Social interaction as they reach maturity
  3. Pleasure and self-gratification
  4. Stress relief
  5. Urinary tract problems

First, let’s ask a better question about dog humping

Dogs indiscriminate about their humping. Boy dogs hump other boy dogs and girl dogs hump other girl dogs. Melvin Pena says, “Humans ascribe moral or ethical systems to everything, including having a wide range of conflicting notions of sexual propriety. Therefore we think it odd, strange or even comical that sexual congress should take place outside of our well-organized mental frameworks. A better question to ask is, “Why do even spayed or neutered dogs engage in humping or mounting activities?”

 

Why do neutered/spayed dogs hump?

“Spaying and neutering may lessen a dog’s sex drive, but they do not completely eliminate the joy of stimulation, nor do these operations address the other functions that humping serves. Male dogs humping even after being neutered may have a component of social organization or assertion of dominance, but fighting, sniffing and territorial marking all play larger roles in that context. Fixed male dogs may continue to hump different- and same-sex dogs for a number of reasons, most of which can be dealt with through training, attention or distraction,” Melvin Pena explains.

Dog humping can be a response to stress and anxiety

If you live in a single-dog household and find that your male dog humps other males upon meeting them in the dog park or at home? Humping is one way that dogs deal with the anxiety of first contact scenarios. This can be inconvenient or awkward when unwanted attention leads to fighting. Gently nudge them off and distract them–or just keep on walking the other direction.

A similar answer can be given if your dog regularly humps objects around the house. This is realy rare. Training them to stop requires time, effort, and a wealth of distractions. Does your humping male dog have sufficient toys to play with when you are out of the house? Is he getting sufficient exercise during a typical week? Distraction and redirection can be useful strategies if male dog humping is becoming problematic. Perhaps you play fetch or tug-of-war the moment humping begins, and reward him for stopping.

Medical problems could be causing the behavior

Excessive humping, along with excessive licking or biting at their erogenous zones, can be outward symptoms of internal health problems. A dog who only humped sporadically, if at all, and is now doing it all the time may be suffering from allergies or a urinary tract infection. Problems urinating can cause a male dog to seek relief in any way he can, including humping.

“It may sound strange, but if you notice a dog maintaining erections for extended periods of time, he may be dealing with priapism. We all know from endless erectile dysfunction commercials that long-lasting erections can be painful and require medical assistance. Though priapism is rare in dogs, it does occur, and humping is one way dogs may seek to self-medicate. If your male dog is humping other males, females or random things in your home with increasing frequency, it could be a sign not of a behavioral issue, but of a medical one in need of veterinary attention,” according to Dogster Magazine’s blog.

 

 



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