Riley &amp; Monte's mom
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These are the exact same things that scared me when I was looking, never owning a dog before and then to think about dealing with marking, humping males Yikes. Then I end up with not only one boy, I went back for a second.
Both my boys are neutered and the only marking I have had is my little one Monte likes to mark over where Riley pottyís outside once in awhile. Neither one of them have marked in my house, Riley squats like a girl and Monte will only hike his leg a little but not always.
As far as humping well Ry will try and hump Monte when playing just to let him know he is top dog. When Riley first came home he would try and hump me, never my husband, but it didnít last long with correction and he finally gave up trying to be alpha over me. I think when people think of humping dogs they fear the dogs are going to hump everything or person in sight. I donít think I have heard of any Havanese like that, yes a few humping incidents but it mostly seems to be the dominance issue of trying to establish their place in the pack.
Good luck in your search.
Leeann, Riley, Monte & Rumor