How To Stop Your Dog From Humping People And Other Dogs In Your Home
Humping is a relatively harmless behavior that you can handle starting at home. However, it's embarrassing if your dog likes to hump people. It is a common and embarrassing behavior you may see in your dog. Here is why your dog might be prone to humping: Humping isn't a problem when your dog humps people, upsets other dogs by mounting them, or when the humping is excessive. Nonsexual arousing is more likely to provoke a dog to hump. Some dogs hump because they are tired. Play humping can be a normal and acceptable behavior between two dogs as long as it doesn't upset one of them. Humping is not usually related to a medical condition, but there are a few possibilities. Urinary tract infections, skin allergies, and priapism may elicit humping. Humped usually can be managed by training. It may take a bit of trial and error. If you want to stop your dog's humping, you need to address the behavior while it's happening. Call the dog's name and say a word like "off" or "stop" to get it to stop humping or lure it away with a valuable reward. Many dogs won't quit that easily. If your dog isn't one of you, you may want to seek the help of a professional dog trainer or behaviorist to work on the issue. Also, you might need to accept that your dog is going to hump and avoid situations. . . .