Monday, 30 August 2010

How to Stop Dog Humping

So its bank holiday Monday today, and I thought I'd give you a laugh with this, but it is also quite interesting at the same time.


how to stop dog humping
It's rude, it's crude and it is just wrong on SO MANY levels.
Maybe your dog humps guests that visit your home.
Perhaps he's humping random passerbys on the street.
It's possible the victims are as innocent as couch pillows, doggy toys or your favorite chair.
Whatever sets off this habit...
Your dog is humping everything and everyone in sight. Finally, enough is enough! This embarrassing problem has grown out of control and it's time you put it to rest.
This article will show you how with some great tips to get started. So, without further ado...
Let's discuss how to stop dog humping permanently.

Why Your Dog is Humping

Believe it or not, 90% of the time dog humping has nothing to do with sex.
I remember the first time my dog was humped by another male dog. I was in my apartment's elevator at the time with a friendly neighbor who had a cute little Maltese. The dog I was training at the time was a small Yorkie.
As soon as the elevator doors closed, the Maltese mounted my yorkie and started humping like the energizer bunny.
He just kept going and going...
My neighbor's face was priceless. He turned to me and said "I'm so sorry, I had no idea my dog was gay."
He was actually serious and I had to hold back my laughter at his uninformed remark.
It wasn't his fault. Really, most people don't know any better. But the fact is, dog humping, whether it be on a leg, another dog or a piece of furniture, is rarely sexual in nature.
In reality, when your dog humps or mounts, it is establishing its dominance over another.
Dog humping is the result of dog trying to size up its opponent and apply itself as higher up on the ladder of the pack.
If the humpee surrenders to your dogs humping by laying down or doing nothing, then in your dog's eyes, it has established leadership in the order of the pack.
It's just basic instinct so don't feel like this is something you've done wrong in your dog upbringing. I promise you're still a good, loving dog parent.
The trick to resolving this is knowing the exact training techiques to stop dog humping without making your dog confused or anxious.

3 Ways to Stop Dog Humping Behavior

Below are 3 ways to stop dog humping. You do NOT want to apply all 3 methods at the same time. Try each one separately for 2 weeks at a time. If a strategy appears to be working, don't try another tactic. Continue with the one that is working.
However, you should try a strategy for AT LEAST 2 weeks before moving onto another one.

Strategy #1

The first way is the most obvious. Say "No" with a stern voice. Drive home the point that this is bad by using a loud and disapproving tone.
Try using a spray bottle. Yes, you'll need to carry a spray bottle with you for a bit until your dog is trained out of the habit. However, using a spray bottle is a gentle way to give your dog the message fast.
When your dog initiates the humping, spray him in the face with cold water from the spray bottle while simultaneously yelling no. Forcefully pull him off the object or uhh...person.
As you know, positive reinforcement is the best kind of training, however, this is one of the few exceptions when scolding your dog during the act of the negative behavior may be required.

Strategy #2

Distraction can work as well. Many dog owners find that dog humping is a temporary habit. Try distracting your dog with a toy, a walk, exercise or a training session.
Dog humping is an instinctual response. Change your dog's focus and he'll stop the behavior.

Strategy #3

Ignoring your dog is another alternative. Don't underestimate the simplicity of this solution. Your dog is well aware of your presence.
If you've been following the guidelines in this site, by now your dog looks at you as the Alpha Dog of the house.
He's performing these mounting and humping displays to either show you his dominance or exercise his prowess for your admiration.
Walk out of the room when you see him humping. Your dog will stop humping and follow you to obtain your attention in some other way. Ignoring your dog's performance will let him know that his humping is not gaining your approval.

Hope you've found this interesting, please remember to comment :)

46 comments:

  1. Creepyvault, follow and click.

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  2. What if I like my dog to hump >.> lol

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  3. Lol, i remember our dog humping all over me o__O

    I used the #1 and it worked. Lol.

    Followed :)

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  4. Anders, lol

    What if I hump my dog?

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  5. If I'm a guy, and my dig humps my leg, is he a gay dog? Or is he just curious/friendly?

    Lols, I dunno.


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  6. Cool tips, hit me up!

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  7. why would you want to stop the humping?

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  8. hey nice, i'll follow you
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  9. I personally enjoy when my dog humps other dogs.... I can't help it if he's alpha as fuck!

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  10. These comments are hilarious!

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  11. now just to stop her from pissing all over the floors :(

    nice blog!

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  12. Thanks for the advice man lol

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  13. Oh god dude.

    Thankfully the only pet i ever had was a parrot and it ran away the moment i opened the birdcage.

    I'll recommend this to a few people.

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  14. Never had a dog but I will definitely forward this to someone who does

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  15. dude i totally agree :)
    could you check out my blog please?
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  16. i fucking hate people that dont train their dogs!

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  17. My dog thankfully doesn't do that (yet), but the bastard still got his balls and he likes to randomly get horny. This'll probably be usefull advice in the future, thanks!

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  18. none of these tips really helped. i'm still humping my own dogs.

    i need help.

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  19. just doing my daily

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  20. hm i will try these advices. i find it so embarasing when my dog does that

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  21. haha nice read.

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  22. Hahaha, nice blog, love dogs, but thankfully i don't have one. What if it would hump me?...

    Visit me sometimes!

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  23. This is good advice if you want your dog to stop humping. But what if you're into that sort of thing? I hope to see a future post on your blog about encouraging dog humping.

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  24. i love my dog.. a labrador <3 :E

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  25. Lmao at these comments there hilarious! But yeah if dog humping is your thing well who could blame you :P And aha peterg, my dogs a lab to <3

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  26. Nice tips , i dont have a dog , only a cat :/

    Btw , if you like ducks too , see my blog.
    ;)

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  27. haha did not know about this! Love dogs though :)


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  28. My cousins dog humps dolls. No joke, she's also like one foot long and less than a foot high, while the 2 other dogs in the house are huge. I guess all she has dominance over are non living things.

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  29. My dog used to hump my harry potter pillow. Harrys face was never the same again.

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  30. I had a dog once. It's a cool experience if you like cleaning poop and getting wet dog smell off the bed/couch/clothes. Needless to say, I don't have a dog anymore.

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  31. Well, that sure is a change in perspective! I too, always thought it had to do with 'sex drives' or something like that.

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  32. finally! my life will improve significantely!

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  33. I've never had this problem but if i ever do i know where to come for the info on it

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  34. I was follower #100

    I should get a prize

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  35. keep it up following follow back ;) http://beautifulwomensexypinups.blogspot.com/

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  36. best thing to stop dog humping is either a)neutur or b)spay lol

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  37. I have done strat #1. It works so well.

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  38. So this is what it is, 2 of my dogs do that to me all the time, and one tends to do it just because, the other one does it to get orgasms... oh god.. I kinda don't mind it though xD thanks for the strategies though.

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  39. fascinating hump guide haha. enjoyed it.

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  40. tis-aight

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  41. it's that time of the day again! daily lovin'!

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