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05-14-2015 02:23 AM
wyoung2153
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Originally Posted by Baddogkuzz View Post
Well I have been reading until my eyes are crossed eyed about why a dog would 'Hump" So this thread has been very helpful. Thank you to all !!

I have come to the conclusion that my 6 mth old Maximus only does it when he is over overstimulated and excited when there is new kids around. I say that because I have a 6 yr old that he has never humped. But whenever other kids come over and there is a group of kids playing he gets in spaze mood that is when he does it to other kids but never my own child. But then again my 6 yr old daughter is pretty good at correcting him and he listens to her commands when it is just us. I have also taught her if he starts to landsharking or starting being bad and not listening to just STOP playing with him.

But back to the humping of childred that is something I will not put with. Today when he did it I put him in time out which today was locked in the garage for 15 minutes then I put him on a leash and made him sit next to me and watch the kids play. Did it work I doubt it ! But at least the kids could play with out having a huge puppy acting stupid. Because once he is in spaze mood nothing works. I can't wait until he grows up some and if that don't work he'll be Denutted too. But from what I am reading having a dog neutered isn't really a cure either.
Just seeing this post, sorry. I can say that neutering doesn't necessarily help, per say. It may in some but Titan is fixed and has been since he was about a year old. He has never really humped anything. Lol, not since he was a pup, and the handful, literally so scarce I can only truly remember one incident (prior to these), with a female at the dog park. Other than that he didn't. Yet for whatever reason, my husband's nieces and nephews are a target.

I agree that this isn't tolerable. This is something that needs to stop or at least be redirected. I truly feel that it's an overstimulation thing as well and probably targets children because they are not in as much control as we, adults, are. He has only tried to hump one adult, my father in law, but he was drunk and acting like a child as well so there we go. Haha.

We haven't had anymore "incidents" but that may also be because we haven't had children over since the last one. We have been around many children in public places, but he doesn't seem as over stimulated outside in an uknown environment, oddly. Usually only in "his" space.
05-07-2015 09:21 PM
Baddogkuzz Well I have been reading until my eyes are crossed eyed about why a dog would 'Hump" So this thread has been very helpful. Thank you to all !!

I have come to the conclusion that my 6 mth old Maximus only does it when he is over overstimulated and excited when there is new kids around. I say that because I have a 6 yr old that he has never humped. But whenever other kids come over and there is a group of kids playing he gets in spaze mood that is when he does it to other kids but never my own child. But then again my 6 yr old daughter is pretty good at correcting him and he listens to her commands when it is just us. I have also taught her if he starts to landsharking or starting being bad and not listening to just STOP playing with him.

But back to the humping of childred that is something I will not put with. Today when he did it I put him in time out which today was locked in the garage for 15 minutes then I put him on a leash and made him sit next to me and watch the kids play. Did it work I doubt it ! But at least the kids could play with out having a huge puppy acting stupid. Because once he is in spaze mood nothing works. I can't wait until he grows up some and if that don't work he'll be Denutted too. But from what I am reading having a dog neutered isn't really a cure either.
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

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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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