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How can i stop my male dog from humping everything?

Humping is most often considered a sexual action, predominantly in males, but this is not always the case. Female dogs sometimes hump as well and this behavior is also a part of asserting authority. It is a very embarrassing action when guests arrive and your dog humps their leg. The behavior does need to cease. The first action is to have the pet desexed – this helps at least 60 per cent of dogs to stop humping. Sometimes a medication is necessary by reducing libido and stabilizing dominance in the animal. Humping is a natural behavior in dogs and can be prevented with persistence on your part. When in the act, redirect your dog’s attention however you can by saying a firm “no” while pushing him down from whatever he is humping and offer a favorite toy, chew bone or treat. Praise the dog when he stops. Exercise your dog with a walk and/or play time as well to expel pent up energy and frustration.

 

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