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    I have a small spayed female pomeranian and a larger unneutered male pomeranian (who is yet to be neutered). My question is if I get him neutered and he still has urges to mount the smaller female could he hurt her? The dogs are separated for now until he has had the snip but I would like them to be able to reside in the same area without hassle. Is this possible or will they have to be separated forever? Im worried my male may rape the female even after desexing. Advice??

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    As far as I'm aware, most male dogs (desexed or not) will only want to mate with a female if the female is in season... at least that is what I've noticed, and been told over the years. Obviously every dog is different, but I really doubt you need to worry about anything. Try having them together and if he starts hassling her, then you can start considering what to do.

    I have a female (non-desexed) Kelpie. When I got my male Aussie shepherd, he wasn't desexed until he was 11 months old... through that whole time he showed absolutely no interest in my Kelpie... even while she was in season (of course we separated them when she was in season, but still, he had no interest in her). Now he's nearly 5 years old and to this day he still has not once tried to mount my Kelpie.

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    I have tried putting them together but after about 5-10mins he tries to mount her so I have limited their contact to supervised play time or through a gate separating them. He is never aggressive towards her in any way, nor does she seem bothered by the fact he tries to mount her, but I am concerned he might hurt her because she is smaller than him. Hopefully his sex drive will decrease once neutered.

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    I have large males who will occassionally mount a much smaller female and no harm comes of it. I have found neutering did decrease sex drive in my boys, but my sterilised dogs still show the occassional mounting behaviour, females included. Doesnt happen very often though. No one seems the slightest bit concerned by it and my biggest dog is a good 14 cm taller than my smallest bitch. Usually happens when there is a bit of stress involved. By keeping them separated you could be escalating that. I just let my lot get on with it. My girls soon tell the boys off if their behaviour bothers them.

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    I agree with Kalacreek, get your boy desexed, then keep them together from then on. I doubt he will cause any harm by mounting her. Dogs are usually very good at sorting out stuff like that anyway. If your girl is annoyed, she'll probably tell him off, which is a good thing, it is important for dogs to learn a bit of doggy manners.

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    I've got a desexed male and a smaller also desexed female. As kalakreek says they both will occasionally try and hump each other, usually when they're stressed or over exited. They both don't appreciate it and will tell the other to piss off in no uncertain terms. Im not worried about injuries from humping, but I guess I would make sure your male gets the message - even when stressed out - when being told off by her and they don't end up in a fight.

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    Thank you dog forum folks. I let them go without being so overprotective of my tiny female and they seem to have just sorted it out amongst themselves. Ive also booked the male in to be neutered this week yay!

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    I think some dogs just like humping things and the best thing is to train them not do - eg stop them every time they start. If you can, distract them or give them something else to do if you see any sign of the dog thinking about starting (eg lots of butt sniffing or paw lifting or head over the back of the other dog)..

    I'd just collar grab and hold the would be humper until he pays attention to you then tell him what a good dog he is and let him go. If he chooses to go try humping (or pre-humping) again - just repeat until he works out he's not going to be doing that any more.

    You might try training him to hump a toy instead of your other dog, if you're ok with that. Ie every time he tries to hump the other dog, give him the dog sized toy.

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