Humping

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Let's talk about humping!

If you were thinking humping was exclusively sexual, think again! If you were thinking humping was exclusively dominance-related, think again! 99% of the time (don't quote me), humping is related to stress, anxiety, and excitement/over-stimulation.

It's a behaviour that is aimed at decreasing stress, but sometimes it just feels good. (You can't deny that)

It's true, there are some dogs at the park that dogs ALWAYS hump. I feel so bad for them, but what do you do? 😆 If it seems intense, remove the humper, do a time-out and give them something else to do. Pulling them off isn't enough of a consequence. Pull them off, leash up and leave for 30-60 seconds, then return.

If it's excessive, see your vet to rule out medical issues that might cause excessive humping. I don't always rely on neutering to change the behaviour much.

In the meantime, if the humper and the humpee and enjoying it and no one is getting hurt, turn on some Marvin Gaye and record it for a good laugh later.

Two dogs humping outside on a field.
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