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Umm, how do I start this one.. Gracie and Ginger (brothers rotti) were playing for the past 2 days. At the end of the first day Gracie (yes my girl) started to umm, hump Ginger. We told her "off" and "leave it". Not even 2 minutes later Gracie does it again. And again and again. We figured that it must be Gracie saying she is the Alpha female. Does she really have to hump Ginger? That isn't something I really enjoy seeing on a Sat/Sunday.

Is this a alpha dog thing? How do I stop this, so I don't have to see it again? Why didn't Ginger try to stop Gracie?
 

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I have seen this happened alot....especially at the dog park....My one trainer did explain to it me like this. In situations where there is alot of playing going on, some dogs get so tired or excited from playing too much, that they sudden start humping. Its supposed to be that they are not thinking clearly and are just reacting. Nikita's best bud does this sometimes to her. After a long play session, Johnny is so tired and Nikita is not ready to stop, that Johnny just tries to mount her out of just a reaction. Does this happen after a long play session? If it is, maybe she needs a break. Fortunately for Nikita, she just wiggles out of his hold and ends up getting this weird upper back massage....
 

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I have seen this happened alot....especially at the dog park....My one trainer did explain to it me like this. In situations where there is alot of playing going on, some dogs get so tired or excited from playing too much, that they sudden start humping. Its supposed to be that they are not thinking clearly and are just reacting. Nikita's best bud does this sometimes to her. After a long play session, Johnny is so tired and Nikita is not ready to stop, that Johnny just tries to mount her out of just a reaction. Does this happen after a long play session? If it is, maybe she needs a break. Fortunately for Nikita, she just wiggles out of his hold and ends up getting this weird upper back massage....
I agree.. sometimes it is just a dogthing!! playing.. but it can also be to show who is who and who is top dog to new comers. I know that with my two girls Gypsy and Iris it is done out of play.. Now with Spirit and the poor cat CC I am not sure..LOL good luck on the trainning of it.. we usually just tell them to cut it out or get the squirt bottle and all stops...
 

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Gracie's_Mom said:
Umm, how do I start this one.. Gracie and Ginger (brothers rotti) were playing for the past 2 days. At the end of the first day Gracie (yes my girl) started to umm, hump Ginger. We told her "off" and "leave it". Not even 2 minutes later Gracie does it again. And again and again. We figured that it must be Gracie saying she is the Alpha female. Does she really have to hump Ginger? That isn't something I really enjoy seeing on a Sat/Sunday.

Is this a alpha dog thing? How do I stop this, so I don't have to see it again? Why didn't Ginger try to stop Gracie?
Yes, it's a dominance thing, rather than a sexual thing.

Like any other unwanted behavior, you have to be persistant and consistent about correcting it.
 

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I think it's probably a dominance thing to and not sure if there's certain way to stop it other than just redirecting her to something else... But then again, it might be something in the air. Petri (n/male) has never humped anything, UNTIL the other day and he started in on poor YoYo. Silly dog!
 

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This isn't going to be a helpful post but this thread reminds me of a funny story......

I was watching my nine year old nephew one day and he was watching Ava and Scoob play together. I had my back to them but was listening to Ty narrate what the dogs were doing. Then Ty starts laughing like crazy and started yelling 'they're partying!! they're partying!!'. I turn around to find Ava standing there with her ears pinned back and Scoob was humping her! Keep in mind, he's never humped another dog a day in his life and poor Ava didn't know what to think! He's never done it again though, much to Ava's relief. :)
 

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This isn't going to be a helpful post but this thread reminds me of a funny story......

I was watching my nine year old nephew one day and he was watching Ava and Scoob play together. I had my back to them but was listening to Ty narrate what the dogs were doing. Then Ty starts laughing like crazy and started yelling 'they're partying!! they're partying!!'. I turn around to find Ava standing there with her ears pinned back and Scoob was humping her! Keep in mind, he's never humped another dog a day in his life and poor Ava didn't know what to think! He's never done it again though, much to Ava's relief. :)
LOL OH how I know LOL Now try to imagine my 104 Spirit doing that to our 13lb cat CC.. LICKing her neck Panting.. the cat.. Meowing.....Poor cat!!but it is funny lol
 

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Too Funny Jess!!! When Zack was about 9 yrs old, he saw Harley humping Scrappy, he thought it was so funny that he came and got me to tell me that "Look Harley is hugging Scrappy like this "-- then proceed to show me.... Needless to say it was darn near impossible not to laugh my head off!
 

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AHHHH Duchess hates humping dogs! lol She gets all spooked, scared, and bothered by a dog that tries to hump her. It's like she knows she has been violated lol. After a dog tries to hump her she doesn't want anything to do with that dog until she forgets about it. lol She'll try to run away with her butt tucked under and look back at the dog like "ooooh I know what your intentions are" hahaha. poor girl.
:help_up_2 <--- thats what she looks like hehe
 
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