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My male Hav is the least dominant dog ever and he humped out of excited energy, not sexualized. I don’t really remember him just mounting without humping very often. It always seemed he jumped right to it, very quick and impulsive to me, and someone intervened just as fast. For example, when the whole family was playing with him and he was so happy he couldn’t contain himself. Even during the worst of it he stopped right away if someone moved him and stopped playing for a moment.
Mine started marking around 4 months I think, I know it was early enough I didn’t catch on. I need to keep track of some of this better because I’m forgetting! It was confusing because he was really on a roll with potty training and I then I found pee behind my bedroom door. Fortunately it resolved pretty quickly. He did not lift his leg at all until after a year and even then it was quite the effort. My kids told me about it first, and it was hysterical the first time I saw it! His leg would sort of shake with the effort. I’m not really sure why, because it’s not like he can’t balance on 3 legs for other things! He only lifts his leg to mark every once in a while, but when he does there is great pride in it. He can mark as much as his little heart desires - as long as it’s outside!
Every dog is different so I’m sure you’ll hear lots of different experiences. Regardless of what you decide, there are lots of ways to manage those behaviors so you have time to decide what you want without feeling pressure.
Last edited by EvaE1izabeth; 06-21-2019 at 06:22 AM.