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JanetandJohn500 · 30/08/2020 18:35

Sorry!
What's the best way to deal with it? He's only a puppy and this is a new behaviour, but one I can see going on and on!!!
Is it better to ignore, to distract or to stop?

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Nickki78 · 30/08/2020 19:28

My puppy did this for a while. It usually happens when she was excited by playing.
I use to stop play stand up and turn my back to her until she calmed down. Then resume play. She soon got the message that humping meant play would stop.

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RiaRoth · 30/08/2020 19:29

Distract.

Does he hump anything in particular eg cushion or a toy then I would remove that otherwise distract.

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muckandnettles · 30/08/2020 19:32

If he is humping you or other people, then you need to stop it, walk away or whatever. If it's just his toys or bedding then I'd leave him to it. A male dog will hump something usually I think. Actually while we are on the subject, has anyone found that having a male neutered stopped the humping? My previous dog was neutered and was a humper to the day he died pretty much, but just wondering what other experiences people have had?

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