Why do girl dogs hump?

girl dog humping Why do girl dogs hump?

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There is no demure way to put this. My petite flower Izzie is a dog that likes to hump other dogs. She has been doing this for years, and no amount of correction seems to deter her from this apparently fun activity. Thank goodness her enjoyment of mounting other dogs has not extended to humping human legs, but it’s embarrassing enough when it’s done to another dog, especially in public.

So, why does a girl dog hump other dogs and/or animate or inanimate objects? Here’s what I found out.

Expression of Sexuality. An unaltered (not spayed) dog may hump on things as an expression of her sexuality. I’ve seen chicks in a bar act like this, but didn’t really know dogs expressed their sexuality so blatantly. At any rate, Izzie has been spayed, so this is not the cause.

Dominance. Humping another dog may equate to “I’m the boss of you.” Hmm…this is right in her wheelhouse.

Playing. Sometimes when playing, humping can be an attention-getter (I’ll say!) – especially when a dog has less than wonderful social manners (oh, you noticed?). This can extend to humping toys, furniture and the like. To be honest, I’d almost rather Izzie humped a toy than her sister Maddie.

Sensory overload. If a dog is feeling overwhelmed, with, you know, all the feelings, it may hump. These feelings can include feeling confused, frustrated, anxious, etc. Glad people don’t do this, it would make for awkward lines at the DMV. Or would it?

dog hump doll 150x150 Why do girl dogs hump?And in my research on this topic, I discovered that people in the deep recesses of the internet have a soft spot for Spot trying to mount things. So much so, that there was apparently a dog sex doll on the market at one point (pictured). None of the links to the site work, so I’m assuming it wasn’t a big seller.

So, truth time, does your dog like to mount things? Sound off with your most embarrassing stories in the comments!

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Today was another dog event. Surprising, eh? And again I took Lazydog, and she did great! She can be a bit stand-offish, and as I’ve reported before, she is usually a dog that likes her space. Today, she allowed some people to pet her without her retreating, she gave a few more kisses, and there weren’t any confrontations with other dogs. She also scored a shitload bunch of treats, so maybe that had something to do with it?

Still, this needs to be said. DO NOT JAB YOUR HAND IN THE FACE OF A STRANGE DOG. EVER. Can’t believe how many people do that. If they got bit, they’d be looking at me like I’m the bitch, right? But seriously, you need to learn how to greet a dog.

Luckily, cool chick Lili Chin, she who makes awesome dog drawings, has just the required reading for ALL. It’s so unfair I can’t draw like she does. I try, but my stick figures look like mutilated tinker toys. It totally doesn’t get the point across quite like a cute little Boston Terrier named Boogie does below.

So, read the tutorial below. Learn it. Live it. Teach it. Thank you!

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