If it's dominance is it cool to leave it be? Or should you stop the dog from humping the toy?
My daughter has a big plush lion armchair. Troopa humped it a couple of times before he was even 3 months old. We ended up moving it into my daughters room so he no longer had access to it. Have never seen him do it with anything else.
A friends 7 week old litter had one little guy in it that tried it on all his litter mates, toys etc. Suffice to say he was named Stud. Beautiful black Kelpie that went on to sire many litters.
He settled down as he matured and saved it for the girls in season.
Another friends little de-sexed Malt-X did it to HER toys. Hers was dominance. Never did it to anything else but a couple of her toys and was really a lovely little dog. Unfortunately she lost her just recently at age 9 to paralysis tick.
There's a medium white fluffy down the afternoon dog walking oval - and he still has his nuts and humps everything that doesn't make him stop. Especially fond of SWF because they're short. His aim isn't too great, he's quite happy to hump the side or head of the dog as the correct end.
And one of my neighbour's desexed beagles likes to hump any other dog that will let it - in her case I do think it's an attempt at being dominant. She's not quite tall enough or fast enough to get going on Frosty though.
One of our girls does it when the other girl is in season... she just goes nuts... sigh... but she is submissive generally.
In desexed dogs I think it is normally a dominance thing.
Is it sexual? Or is it dominance?
Well, if it helps, I usually find with my husband it's a little bit of both thrown in.
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