The Right To Hump?

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  1. Juicy

    Juicy New Member

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    Do you allow your dogs to hump or is it frown upon in your household? I know to the dog community its not okay to let your dog hump and just gross in the non-dog community...but I allow my dogs an item they can hump. Didi use to hump this one husky stuffed doll I won at the fair, but I guess due to age she doesn't. Pepe although altered still humps on this one pillow...which is his and ONLY his. Princess likes to hump on Pepe, Lucky, and Honey...I let her, because she's not going to make puppies in the making. But I do try to refrain her from humping the dog beds, which she rgoes dog-gone-wild on it and shreds it to pieces in the making. So far dog beds 0..Princess...4!! I call her my nymphomanic :p

    I mean I don't see whats wrong with letting out some feel goods out the way lol....not sure if it could be a dominance thing....who knows....but as long as its not on a human body part or clothing, or destorying dog beds, I don't see the wrong in letting them do so. I can't strip them the right of beinging horny! :yikes:

    Don't see the harm from it, unless they do it in public...but they don't over do it to the point where I can't stop them from doing it at a point where they shouldn't be doing so. Actually they only do it under my supervision or when they aren't supervise, its like they know when to get away with it.

    Anyone beg to differ? Agree?
     
  2. elegy

    elegy overdogged

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    my dogs never hump inanimate objects and i absolutely do not allow humping of other dogs (huge fight trigger).

    personally i think it's gross *shrug*
     
  3. Julie

    Julie Are You Blowing Me Off?

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    luckily I don't have "humpers" ... Even my male doesn't "need" to go thru the motions.

    I wonder what causes some dogs to "hump" in extremes? I have heard dominance, but I don't know if I agree with that.

    I have seen some dogs that want to hump anything that moves or doesn't move. Lol Most of them are small dogs. I have wondered if it is more common in smaller dogs?

    My friends pom tried to hump my arm the last time I visited her. He was determined to get to my arm. The kids thought it was funny. She told me her dog tried to hump several visitors arms. This dog was neutered at about 6 months and never sired. He also had a charming personality (besides the humping). :D
     
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    I don't allow humping either, although niether of my guys have ever tried to hump anything that wasnt another dog. And when they do try to on another dog (even eachother) I stop it immediately. Not because I think it's gross but because of the same reason as Elegy, it could trigger a fight.
     
  5. Georgygirl

    Georgygirl Uffda!

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    Roxie only tries to hump Joey which is something I discourage. It's a dominance thing for her and I don't want to encourage it since it can cause fighting between dogs. I don't think Joey really knows or cares why she does it, but if she did it to another dog who knows how it might react.
     
  6. Sweet72947

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    Neither of my dogs hump things. Benji always tries to hump other dogs, but they correct him and he stops. I don't know why he keeps trying when they never let him get away with it.
     
  7. RD

    RD Are you dead yet?

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    No humping. Ever. I know it's a mostly harmless behavior in play, but all 3 dogs in this household are intact and I don't want anyone to get any ideas. Thankfully nobody's really tried it.
     
  8. Squishy22

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    The only EXTREME humpers I have seen were unaltered males. Too the point that semen would drip out of their penis and get everywhere. Its more of a sexual thing in some cases. Yuck. I have had a few male dogs, and they NEVER humped, but they were also neutered.
     
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    I do not allow my dogs to hump each other or other dogs. In my personal experience though, males of any size do seem to be the "serial humpers". I used to get a couple female "serials", but it's mostly males, not sure why, but yeah, it's a huge fight trigger.
     
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    Max would occasionally hump the air, no harm since it wasn't on anything. Sometime someone would tell him to stop, not that he knew what that meant but it was grossing people out. I just let him do it lol.
     
  11. Julie

    Julie Are You Blowing Me Off?

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    Interesting how we all see different circumstances. The most extreme humpers I have seen were small neutered males... I have also seen a couple extreme humpers that were unaltered females (maybe due to dominance).

    The intact males seem to "know" when to hump and when not to. So it never seems to be a habit or ongoing problem.

    But don't get me wrong, for the majority of owners and dogs... Neutering is the most humane way of life.!!!!
     
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    My dog is not a humper at all. Not int he leats bit with iteams, people, or other dogs male or female.
     
  13. bcmoffatt

    bcmoffatt totally normal

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    Mochi humps a little, sometimes. Usually he does it in a playful way to some of his 'buddies' that he sees a lot, and they take turns humping each other. (boys... :rolleyes:) Most of the time doesn't really hump, he usually spends more time getting himself on there, and then doesn't even bother. He does this with pillows and blankets too. He gets his position just right, and then loses interest.

    There's one or two dogs that he will try to hump over and over again. I don't let him. It's soo annoying when he tries to hump! Erg!

    He never humps any of my other dogs though. Only a few select dogs.
     
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    Oddly enough when raising Goldens I never had humpers unless it was the females . None were neutered and all lived together .
     
  15. ihartgonzo

    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    The only time my boys hump each other is during play, and neither of them seem bothered at all by the other. I do call them names and mock them when they do it, though. Cx

    Neither has ever humped other dogs. Weell, Gonzo has only humped one dog, and that's his girlfriend, Giselle. She's a hawt Greyhound... who could blame him? hehe
     
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    I don't tolerate humping at all. Dante hasn't humped other dogs, only a big stuffed dog toy but he stopped that fairly quickly after I corrected it a few times. He doesn't even try anymore. I've seen more females than males hump but there's really only been two that were excessive about it and wouldn't stop when told. One was a little bichon female and the other an unaltered male springer spaniel.
     
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    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    Sarama is an (As yet) unaltered female (we're coming up on the waiting list next month . . . hurray!!) and she is absolutely not allowed to hump. With her its a dominance thing (she's only tried it once on a person) and it is not allowed. No dominance displays on humans, not at all, ever. Period.
     
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    Neither of my guys has ever tried to hump an inanimate object or a person. Other dogs is another story but that is all about context. It's a play thing between them and they take turns. Marlowe does it to get attention from Conrad to solicit for play (and it usually works). Conrad is a bit of a humper with other dogs--he sees it as part of play. His play style is very wrestle/box oriented and part of that is getting up on another dog, having the other dog swing around and start to wrestle. He does it too. If another dog gets up on him, he lets them hump for a second, then swings around, play bows, and they're off. He thinks it's a laugh riot.

    With dogs they don't know well (like at the dog park) I play it by ear. Conrad is usually very good about taking a scolding from another dog if he misjudges their willingness to play that way. But I can usually tell dogs for whom the scolding will more take the form of a reaming and I direct Conrad away from play with them. Marlowe rarely humps dogs he does not know--he reserves that priviledge for Conrad.
     
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    Well, I have little dogs and out of the 3, all neutered by the by, only one will on occasion try to hump and she's the female. My male, Boomer, never had the desire to hump. Kassie on the other hand will try to hump and will stops after I tell her "No" and she's the only one I'd consider the dominant one in the group. It's not an obsessive thing, it rarely happens. She normally does it when she gets excited, on another dog not an inanimate object, such as when the dogs begin to play and I don't let her do it due to the same reasons as others have stated, it will sometimes cause fights.
     
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    Honestly, your fascination with dogs having sex and being horny actually scares me quite a bit.
     

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