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12-21-2013 11:05 AM
ozzymama My neutered dog will still do it - in a way it's a good test for his back. He only humps when he meets a new dog. Mostly it's just when the neighbor's dog comes into the yard. I just throw a toy and he stops. I can tell you though, neutering does not cure it, age does not cure it in some dogs, distraction, redirection, play and train.
12-21-2013 10:19 AM
Lucy Dog So he is getting a good amount of daily exercise and training then. It's not like he's sitting in the backyard by himself all day with nothing to do.

My opinion - get your dog neutered. It should help. Then up the training once he's healed. Get him in some classes with a good trainer too.
12-21-2013 08:53 AM
brittanyb28 No classes yet, and the daily routine is wake up, walk, outside play, training, outside play, crate for a few hrs while I run errands, outside play, night walk, crate for bed. He is inside too but those are just the things we do per day.


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12-21-2013 08:50 AM
brittanyb28 In training we are working on stay, off, quiet, no bite, and walking on a leash correctly. He knows sit and paw, but he only does this when he has a treat. I have been about 45 min a day with training. We spend about 2 hrs a day outside with fetch and running around. He also gets two 3 mile walks a day, one in the morning and one in the evening.


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12-21-2013 12:34 AM
Lucy Dog I wasn't trying to imply that neutering is just going to solve this problem like magic because it's most likely not going to. This dog obviously needs a serious upgrade in training and an outlet for his energy too. I do think it will help some if the humping is really as bad as the OP is saying it is.

OP ... what kind of training have you done so far? Any classes yet? How much daily exercise does he get? What his daily routine?
12-21-2013 12:26 AM
wolfy dog He is a teenager and needs plenty of training and exercise, which, I guess, he is not getting. The humping has given him a lot attention and thus has this behavior been enforced. Neutering will not take care of his energy and training needs. But many vets will tell you otherwise and love to do it. ($$$$$$).
12-20-2013 10:26 PM
Saphire
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Sounds like he's bored and humping is the best most fun thing to turn to that he can do all by himself.

So I'd become much more involved and engaged with his training and toys and play. Rather have him bring a ball to me and have us play, then he know I"m boring and no fun so he takes care of the fun all on his own!!!

DOG CLASSES!!! There are so many different and fun things that help us bond with our dogs in a good way. Herding, agility, clicker games, rally, obedience, scentwork..... ANYTHING is a good way to start focusing back to us as someone to interact rather then them just go to the easy default he's chosen.

EXERCISE!

BTW, he may be big but he's still very much a puppy at only a year --> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...s-puppies.html

Good luck!
THIS is great advice!
12-20-2013 10:23 PM
Saphire Neutering is a dramatic way to deal with something that is easily cured through redirection and training. I don't believe neutering should be used in lieu of training and exercising a dog, lazy way of attempting to fix a behavior which may still be there after the procedure.
It really bugs me when people are so quick to tell people to neuter and state it will fix multiple behaviors when training will achieve the same results without surgery and possible complications thereof.
12-20-2013 10:15 PM
Lucy Dog I'm all for waiting until a dog is ready and physically mature before neutering (if you even neuter at all), but this dog sounds like he's more than ready. Get it done if the problem is really so bad where all he's doing is humping everything all day everyday.
12-20-2013 10:07 PM
shepherdmom
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Neutering is not a cure all for this behavior. Females also do this....redirect and give outlets for the energy.

It has cured every male dog I've ever owned. There is a difference between female domination humping and intact males just humping everything in sight.
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