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    Roxie has just started humping Jackson (I think it's the weather bringing out all the crazy in those two!)

    I know she's doing it out of dominance, both have been fixed, and it's only when they're playing.

    Aside from being vigilant and telling her no every time she does it, is there anything else I can do? The whole time Jackson has been here we have treated Roxie as the alpha. She is fed first etc and naturally when you watch them she even goes through the door first. It's never been a problem because Jackson is a pushover. I think it's more when they're playing not that he is challenging her but she's just making sure he knows that she's top dog.

    Any tips?

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    I let mine sort it themselves. They all tend to hump now and then.
    If they are close to me I just say do you mind and walk off and they follow thinking they will miss out on something if they do not come with me.

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    We are similar to di-dee...we just leave em unless it is gettign out of hand. well, thats a bit wrong, we have a bit of a giggle (especially when it's pippi humping) then we tell her to cut it out

    CAn be quite funny watching our two, Pippi can only hump Barneys front leg and even standing up she doesnt come up to his shoulder. Barney gets this long suffering face and Pippi will go crazy on it until Barney pulls his leg away or one of us tells her to stop it.

    I did actually see Barney trying to hump her the other day too but she is so small all he could do was move her into position with his foot then kida look at her like "what now" LOL

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    You could squirt them with a squirty bottle full of water.
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    Hi,

    With my experience, dog owners have divided opinions on humping. I personally leave to dogs to sort themselves, but some people take a great deal of offence out of that.

    My two boys tend to do that very briefly when they are playing and i tend to leave them to sort out by themselves. At dog parks, I recall my dog to avoid conflicts amongst dog owners and any possible scuffles amongst dogs.
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    It's a natural thing for dogs to do & I only stop it if 1 dog is domanating other too much or going to cause a full blown fight.
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    Both my dogs like to...um, pleasure themself. I know its a natural thing for them, but not something I want to see. I think its ok for Jucea to want to stop something that can seem a bit confronting
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    My two girls hump occasionally, and all dogs I've had have done this. It's just a normal behaviour, no harm has come from it.

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    Thanks for the responses

    She does stop when we tell her to, it's just annoying. I bought a squirty bottle for them but it's sort of impractical unless I carry it around the house with me. I've tried it on Jackson with chasing his tail and it doesn't help at all.

    I've had other dogs that did it too, but with Roxie it's becoming more frequent. I guess I'll just have to let humping dogs hump! :P

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    No humping allowed in my house! Luckily neither of the boys are randy, though Mischa has her toy that she humps.

    If they get overexcited during play, they get told off. It's dominating behaviour. A water squirter should work, or you could shake a bottle full of rocks or coins if they respond to loud noises.


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