Last edited by Cleasanta; 06-09-2010 at 10:47 AM.
If you know your girl then Clea you are the only one who will know whether to let them sort it out themselves or not.
You know for all the entire males I've kept here I've never had a humping problem (maybe I shouldn't say that it will probably start tomorrow). The girls have been into more than the boys around seasons but that's normal.
If you can trust Ruby to sort it out and Eddie to back off when she does then that's the way to go.
Other than that I can only think of distraction methods, food (as long as that doesn't start a fight), banging two pots together, as long as that doesn't effect Ruby, the "lets go" and out for a walk around the back yard.
Eddie sounds like a highly excitable, highly charged boy. So another obvious; walk him till he drops and then let Ruby/Sumo sort him out.
I often have a friend come back to my place after a show. With both Whippets and Ridgebacks amongst them plenty of entire males. We will have about 15 or more dogs here. Every dog goes for a walk first.
It has worked so well it is now my method for introducing adult dogs to each other. Walk them together.
Eddie is probably doing it non-stop because the poor boy has no idea where he fits in the scheme of things, as in top dog, bottom dog etc...
Two options here IMHO.
1) You let him "at it" and one of your dogs (sooner or later) WILL have had enough and retaliate. Only problem with this is the fact that damage CAN be done when the dog being humped retaliates. I guess it comes down to whether you or Steve can get in there fast and stop it if it gets out of hand. Having both dogs on leashes can help to avoid injury.
2) Have him on a leash. The moment he starts to hump (or even looks like he's about to) be VERY firm in your voice that it's not on. Lead him away immediately, and lock him up for a few minutes if need be. Other option is to lead him away, make him sit, drop, whatever you know he will obey. Praise him. After a few minutes take him back, and so on.
I mean seriously set poor Eddie up. Do it all bloody day if you have to till it sinks in.
It's usually harder TMU when it's a new dog/rescue dog that has no idea of his place so he'll tend to be totally OTT. Poor Eddie. Poor Cleas. Embarrassing to watch. Lol.
Oh also forgot to state the obvious.
Sumo is not so worried about it because he is secure in his place in the pack.
Eddie has also not long been de-sexed, so hopefully it will calm down soon.
If he's still doing it after the 6weeks or so settling in period then yes something more drastic needs to be done.
I think Eddie is finding his place in the family.
Try using two balls. See what happens.
Bandit is starting to hump them both, both sort it pretty fast.
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