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Old 01-17-2013, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My German Shepherd puppy is 8 weeks old tomorrow. He has humped my leg twice now when I take him outside for exercise. He just started this behaviour. Is this normal for such a young pup?
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes its normal. Just redirect him and play with him. If he humps something else, redirect and play with him.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It is so embarrassing when your puppy begins madly humping people's legs, you, other animals in your home, and just about anything else that incites your puppy into humping.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yep it's normal...with both females and males equally. It isn't a sex hormone thing. It's usually a dominance thing.

Either way it's normal, and it will pass.
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Thank you all for reassuring me that his humping behaviour is normal.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hahahaha yeah my vet said that they can start that early. I asked her because my 9 week old (now 10 weeks) was getting little puppy erections. She told me to expect lots and lots of humping.

Embarrassing but whatchya gonna do? I really dont want to neuter him till he's a little older. lol Good luck!
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yes normal..but say NO and redirect with something else as it can become and annoying habit. It is a dominance thing and try to control it now.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Glad to hear my little guy isn't alone. I was getting concerned, he's only 14 weeks old and the last couple of days he's been trying to jump on my 8 month old girl. I want to wait until he's older any matured before we take him in.


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