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|04-04-2006, 06:13 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Inappropirate Mounting Behaviour
Is it normal for a puppy to start exhibiting 'mounting' behaviour at about 14 weeks? I've noticed Badger going to two toys in particular (both of which he plays with quite aggressively) playing with them a bit and then ending the session with a gold old hump. I had read somewhere that the mounting is a relatively benign aspect of dominance behaviour and should be discouraged so I've tried to supervise playtime with them and saying 'no' and moving him away from them for a bit until he starts playing with them normally. Doesn't seem to be working though and tonight after I confiscated them, he started humping his bed (hahaa! I shouldn't laugh but it was quite funny!)
So far he's not done it with anyone else but according to a couple of websites I've looked at tonight, this could also mean he has serious medical issues and/or behavioural issues . Anyone have any ideas? Should I just remove the toys permanently or is it too late now that he's gone for the bed? Any medical symptoms I should be looking for? Is he too young? (14 weeks on Saturday)
Thanks again for any advice!
|04-04-2006, 06:20 PM||#2|
Owned by my Furbabies
Join Date: Jan 2006
I know several breeders that say this is normal. heck I have a 13 weeks old boy that is doing it now also. It is funny but correction should be done as if you don't they seem to do it allot.
I have taken their humping toys and washed them and put them up till later.
|04-04-2006, 08:47 PM||#3|
YT 6000 Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Seattle, WA
Personally, I think it's fine, as long as it's not a person's arm or leg. Yoda's had a stuffed cat that he's humped ever since he was a a few months old (he's almost 4 now).
|04-04-2006, 09:52 PM||#4|
YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Dallas, TX
I think it's normal. Tigger used to do this until we got him neutered. Now it's rare that I'll catch him going at it. I don't know if he does it behind my back, but I hardly catch him doing anything about his manly urges. We must understand that even though we don't like their humping it's instinct. I do think it should be controlled as much as possible but it's definatly normal for them to exhibit this behavior regardless of neutering or not. I do think Neutering helps A LOT though.