(Closed) Pup got a little… erm… excited today.

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Lol. My female dog did this last week. I was mortified.

Would he just not stop doing it when you walked away from the female dogs? I’m no expert, but maybe the girl dog was in heat? Who knows. He’ll be ok. 🙂 My trainer said the best thing to do is distract them, but I don’t know of anything else that works.

Post # 4
1645 posts
Bumble bee

But he’s not in heat. Neutered males don’t go into heat. Un-cut males don’t go into heat. Females go into heat. Dogs hump things. It happens. You won’t be fined. You’ll just have rude people try to make you feel bad for your dog acting like every other dog in the world. Just tell him no and don’t let him do it again. I’m sorry that happened to you. 

Post # 6
2465 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

strange! if he’s neutered, you shouldn’t get fined by the city. it also seems weird that everyone was freaking out–i go to a nyc dog run and see that often, no one ever makes a fuss about it as long as the dogs are neutered/spayed (eta: and the owners step in to break it up). it’s a way of expressing dominance and playing. our “pup” (read=almost 3 year old dog) very rarely will hump other dogs or, more commonly, humans, although he doesn’t really know how to and just sort of holds on with his front legs and air humps–it always makes us laugh, whihc is bad because really we should stop it! we’ve noticed he does it when we have multiple people over if he’s really tired and overwhelmed by the company (he’s wary of people besides dh and i and a few people he sees often).

Post # 8
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Dogs hump for a variety of reasons, sexual impulse is only one of those reasons. Dogs also hump to show dominance and just as play/entertainment. (My spayed female goes to town humping her dog-bed!)


As  MissHoneyBun said, males do not go into heat, that’s a female thing (similar to a human woman getting her period). Sounds like you were just around a bunch of people that don’t understand dog behavior.

Post # 9
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I wouldn’t frak out about it. It was a DOG. Aslo, I’m thinking of the dog and the duck in the movie Click.

Post # 10
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Lol, our female does that. She has a stuffed zebra that we call her “boyfriend”. Neither one of us will even touch it, its her “special” friend.

Post # 12
2606 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

At her age, it’s entirely possibly the female is coming into heat but isn’t receptive yet.  One of our foster dogs was unspayed when we first got her, and about a week later, started going in to heat.  My neutered male dog was very um…interested.  She didn’t want anything to do with him and was, as you described, quite snappy towards him.  A day or two later and she had changed her tune and wanted everything to do with him, despite the fact that (obviously) nothing could come of it and he really had no idea what he was doing, (and we didn’t give him enough time doing it to figure it out).  

Or, it could just have been something he was overly stimulated by the play and took things to an inappropriate level like Abbyful suggested.

Post # 13
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s probably a dominance thing.

My dog is male and often gets humped haha.  This is almost a daily occurance at our dog park that some dog is mounting another.

That owner needs to lighten up.  As long as your dog is neutured it’s fine.  Note to other people though – make sure your females are spayed!

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