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    So I've got Koda to a point in his training where I can very slowly introduce him to new dogs and he won't try to kill them

    He listens to me, keeps focused when I ask him to and most importantly doesn't freak out and lunge at the other dog.

    So this is all well and good however he's started doing another thing which I don't know how to stop.

    Basically if I've got another dog who is calm and happy Koda is fine, he'll stay relaxed and just enjoy spending time with that dog. However if the other dog is really excited or wanting to rough play, Koda will 99% of the time just try to hump them He is okay at playing sometimes, he does have a habit of getting too rough, and it seems once he gets to that point where he's getting too rough, everything else in his mind just switches off and all he wants to do is hump them.

    This is only if I've let him play. I can have him focused on me with the other dog going bezerk wanting to play around him, but he'll just sit there ignoring it. But when I say he can play...he's alright at first, but slowly gets rougher until he eventually just sits there humping them...

    It just seems odd to me... Is it just a reaction from being overwhelmed with excitement? and how do I stop him from doing this so he can play nicely with other dogs?

    He's never ever done this to Dodge (even when she's in heat, lol). Koda is desexed although he seems to exhibit a lot of entire male characteristics (marking territory and such).

    My goals with Koda at the moment are to be able to walk him in public without causing incidents every time we see another dog, even if he never really likes other dogs that much, that's fine as long as he can control himself when it comes to voicing his opinion (we're well on the way to achieving that).

    I'd also like to be able to carefully and slowly introduce other dogs to him and have him be fine with them. Which I have achieved except for the fact that he's terrible at playing with them...

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    Frosty flirted with a GSD boy today at the beach... he got very excited, and she's zooming round with her butt tucked under - such a bizarre look... She had a huge smile on her face and kept checking to see if he was chasing (not much - she was too fast) but each time she came back for a check in / rest - he'd try to hump her. Not nice. I think he was just way too excited and eventually I had to haul him away and hold him till the owner came and got him.

    I think it's a matter of either keeping each play session a little bit shorter so he doesn't go over threshold or interrupting any humping attempts by separating them. Just don't watch while he humps away cos that will just make it worse (self rewarding).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Frosty flirted with a GSD boy today at the beach... he got very excited, and she's zooming round with her butt tucked under - such a bizarre look... She had a huge smile on her face and kept checking to see if he was chasing (not much - she was too fast) but each time she came back for a check in / rest - he'd try to hump her. Not nice. I think he was just way too excited and eventually I had to haul him away and hold him till the owner came and got him.

    I think it's a matter of either keeping each play session a little bit shorter so he doesn't go over threshold or interrupting any humping attempts by separating them. Just don't watch while he humps away cos that will just make it worse (self rewarding).
    That sounds a lot like Koda! I always call Koda back (or pull him back if he's being stupid and ignoring me) as soon as I see him get that look on his face, I've learnt to spot when he's about to go in for the humping, haha!

    He's always had the tendency to hump things. He used to hump peoples legs as a pup, but I got that one under control very quickly. Now the only time he does that is if I've been traveling and he hasn't seen me for ages... so when I return, he explodes with excitement!

    I'll have to test him out some more with Jilly. She has the tendency to get over excited as well, which is what makes Koda over excited!

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    Has Koda ever been attacked for his humping, or have the humans interfered in time to prevent dogs disciplining Koda?
    just curious what effect Pohm's reaction to being humped would do for koda's free love for all lol

    there are dogs, that hump habitually, and its very self reinforcing. But how far has Koda come already! He was so reactive, and now he's calm, even for a while off leash n running. He's done brilliantly. Im not sure if this fantasy of yours, where Koda is romping around off leash, with other dogs and being the perfect gent is realistic for the koda's of this world. Remember, having dog mates, is not something a dog needs or desires often.

    And i keep having flashbacks to a video of your herding dog, with 2 calves, humping them, not rounding them up, or moving them, just taking advantage whilst he had the chance lol
    Im a fan, even if he is a little ejit at times

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    Has Koda ever been attacked for his humping, or have the humans interfered in time to prevent dogs disciplining Koda?
    just curious what effect Pohm's reaction to being humped would do for koda's free love for all lol

    there are dogs, that hump habitually, and its very self reinforcing. But how far has Koda come already! He was so reactive, and now he's calm, even for a while off leash n running. He's done brilliantly. Im not sure if this fantasy of yours, where Koda is romping around off leash, with other dogs and being the perfect gent is realistic for the koda's of this world. Remember, having dog mates, is not something a dog needs or desires often.

    And i keep having flashbacks to a video of your herding dog, with 2 calves, humping them, not rounding them up, or moving them, just taking advantage whilst he had the chance lol
    Im a fan, even if he is a little ejit at times
    Nah, Koda has never been disciplined by another large dog before... I too and curious as to what he'd do if the situation did occur. Knowing what he used to be like with any kind of conflict from another large dog, he'd start attacking them back... who know's who'd win :/

    He's been disciplined by a small dog. We had a SWF staying with us, Koda wanted to play and was pawing at her going silly, she wasn't so keen so she snapped at him. He then completely respected her and left her alone... He is soo good with small dogs... or anything small really, cats, ferrets, rabbits... I've also often caught him wandering around with a live mouse held gently in his mouth completely unharmed!

    I don't mind so much if Koda never ends up being a social dog, he is happy with his lifestyle at the moment and I've got him to a point where he's manageable.

    I do like to think that one day I'd be able to get another dog though. I'd go for a pup simply because Koda is great with small dogs. But still I'd want him to play nicely and not bombard said puppy. They'd have plenty of individual time and for a long time wouldn't be allowed together without supervision... but still... I definitely think it is achievable for me to get another dog as long as Koda can learn to play with it okay and not constantly be rude to it

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    what you describe is fine for the intro of a pup, some manners, but not bomb proof.

    And i bet, you'll be posting that pup wont leave Koda alone, and keeps humping koda.
    just video it, grab the popcorn, and enjoy a video of revenge at your leisure of a cold evening. Or turn off the tv and look down, to see some live reenactment.

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    So Koda was playing with Bubbles our tiny little cat the other day. He's brilliant with her, and she adores him! However this time he got a little too excited and suddenly tried to jump on top of her and hump her... Once she managed to get free from him, she gave him a decent scratch on the nose which seemed to snap him out of it They're best friends again now, but gosh Koda can be an idiot some times! At least he'll take discipline from the cat!!

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    funny how animals can give each other a good dose of +P positive punishment (claws on the nose) and they get the message... Must have great timing and delivery...

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