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07-11-2014 10:07 AM
wyoung2153 Nice! Yeah he was pretty good yesterday.. he only tried once and Icaught him before he started. When the kinds went to sleep, he calmed down instantly and laid around.. whereas when the kids were around he was up and running around with them 100% of the time.
07-10-2014 10:52 PM
BowWowMeow Rafi tries to hump children. It's an excitement thing. He gets overstimulated because they want to play with him constantly. I just look at him and give him a hand signal that means, "NO HUMPING!!!!!!"
07-10-2014 06:24 PM
wyoung2153 Do they do that in excitement? Lol

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07-10-2014 05:04 PM
McCoy I dont think its a dominance thing. My GSD humps my golf club before i start hitting balls for him to chase. My guess is excitement...
07-10-2014 12:33 PM
wyoung2153 That makes sense.. I didn't realize the treating as equals thing. Thank you guys.

I do light scolding "Titan enough" then make him lay down in his bed for a minute.

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07-10-2014 11:36 AM
my boy diesel
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Originally Posted by Castlemaid View Post

Your dog probably knows that in the pack of adults, he is low on the totem pole, but kids are more his equal and may want to play with them as equals.
this exactly
this is also why when you get a puppy they will often roughhouse and bite the kids more because they respect the adults as leaders but see kids as littermates

redirect
i do lightly scold for any humping here with an ahh ahh! or thats enough!
07-10-2014 11:33 AM
Castlemaid It can be exitement and play - yes, dominance in that two dogs playing, the dominant one will do the humping, but they are not doing it to try and dominate the other dog.

Your dog probably knows that in the pack of adults, he is low on the totem pole, but kids are more his equal and may want to play with them as equals. I wouldn't make a big thing out of it, just stop it and redirect. I don't let my older girl hump my younger dog when they play, just because they live in our world, and it is rude behaviour.
07-10-2014 10:44 AM
wyoung2153 I'm still wondering though.. is it a dominance thing?

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07-10-2014 08:22 AM
wyoung2153 That's what I've been trying to do.. and telling their mother to do the same. I will keep at it thank you! It was just the most bizarre thing for me to see... I was like "omg I have that dog..." lol

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07-10-2014 07:32 AM
JeanKBBMMMAAN You train it like any other behavior. He has no idea that it's "different" to other behaviors. So you try to anticipate and re-direct before it happens, if you don't catch it, call him to you, have him sit, throw a toy for him to fetch, whatever else you'd prefer him to do.

There's a bunch of possible whys, but once he knows it's not something you want him to do, it will stop.
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