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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-12-2011, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Eli has made great friends with my daughter's pillow pet. He also has another stuffed animal he cannot seem to resist. He is rarely exposed to these toys but when he is given either of them he will, ahem, hump them until he's so dehydrated he needs a water break. Then he falls asleep next to his "friend". He's neutered and I don't see him getting "excited". I think it's a kind of play for him. Is there anything wrong with allowing him to do this? He never, ever, ever has done this to a person and I don't want him to start. I'm just wondering if by allowing him to play this way I am creating undesireable behavior later on and if I should remove temptation altogether. Thanks!
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I have the same thing going on only my sweet little girl Zoey is humping her sweet sister Maddie!
My friend told me it can be a dominance thing Maybe Eli is showing the blanket he is boss

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Eli has made great friends with my daughter's pillow pet. He also has another stuffed animal he cannot seem to resist. He is rarely exposed to these toys but when he is given either of them he will, ahem, hump them until he's so dehydrated he needs a water break. Then he falls asleep next to his "friend". He's neutered and I don't see him getting "excited". I think it's a kind of play for him. Is there anything wrong with allowing him to do this? He never, ever, ever has done this to a person and I don't want him to start. I'm just wondering if by allowing him to play this way I am creating undesireable behavior later on and if I should remove temptation altogether. Thanks!
I would say that it's up to you what you are comfortable with. If you don't mind him humping the toy, but don't want him to hump legs, he is certainly capable of learning the difference. If you don't want him to hump toys either, you can teach him that too.


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All of mine have occasionally humped each other, not toys in our case. It doesn't bother me most of the time so I don't make a big issue of it. None has ever tried it with a human. On the rare occasions that it does bother me, I just say no and it ends immediately.

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Pepper has a favorite dog bed that he humps after dinner. It's always in an especially frisky mode of play. If he can get one of the sofa pillows, he likes them too.

He also likes to hump Lacey, our 12-year old golden, if she's lying down and he feels especially bossy. She doesn't care as he is her most devoted playmate, but we do stop him on occasion.

We don't stop the playful humping of toys or beds, but we would definitely not allow humping of people body parts.

To date, Pepper hasn't tried to hump any of us, so I think he is well aware of the difference between playful toy humping and dominant humping.

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Falls asleep right after? Always a hump after dinner? This thread is making me blush!

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It's Wednesday! HAPPY HUMP DAY EVERYONE
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You should be at my house. Kodi humps Shelby which she doen't like one bit. My DD's dog humps Julian. It used to be funny when Julian was smaller, but now he pushes the dog off and yells at her (which is still kind of funny). It's just something dogs do.


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You should be at my house. Kodi humps Shelby which she doen't like one bit. My DD's dog humps Julian. It used to be funny when Julian was smaller, but now he pushes the dog off and yells at her (which is still kind of funny). It's just something dogs do.
Sounds like Julian is already learning good dog handling skills! Why am I not surprised!?


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