German Shepherd Dog Forums - Reply to Topic

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50% is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Thread: Um.. "interest" in children??? MOVED TO GEN BEH Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces):
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
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

Sent from Free App
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.

Sent from Free App
07-10-2014 11:36 AM
my boy diesel
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

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?

Sent from Free App
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

Sent from Free App
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.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:16 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum