Today Keegan started humping his stuffed animal toy dog…. I was under the impression that…

Today Keegan started humping his stuffed animal toy dog…. I was under the impression that he is too young for this behavior? Also lately he has been more aggressive and we thought maybe it was because of his teething… When do puppies usually stop teething? And should we be concerned with him humping things so early? Is he going through heat?
Thank you,
Amanda

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PK Dennis
5 years ago

Humping requires some active behavior modification.  1. He needs to get more exercise.  A tired dog does not need to hump his pillows.  One hour walk per day is the mere minimum.   2. When you see him starting the behavior (going to get the pillow or toy, pulling the toy beneath him, etc) you should redirect his attention.  Ask him to find you a toy.  Ask him to come for an ear rub.  Ask him if he wants a treat.  Then engage him for a while to that he forgets that he was going to entertain himself by humping… Read more »

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5 years ago

bulldogs are active humpers.  i think they’re born humping things. 😉  that said, male dogs do not go through a heat cycle like females.

i would be concerned about the aggression, though.  are you sure it’s aggression, and not play?