|Barked: Fri Mar 25, '11 1:34pm PST |
|Mounting is normal dog behavior in play. You kind of signed up for that when you got a dog. It might seem embarrassing to you but it is perfectly normal for him. You of course need to watch to intervene in the case that a fight would break out but he should learn pretty quick what dogs do and don't want to play like that.
Your dog isn't a human...you shouldn't force him to play like one. What you need to work on is making sure that he understands warning signals. Samson does not seem to understand them either from a neighbor black lab that wants absolutely nothing to do with him (not related to mounting behavior, it's just when Samson even gets close to him).
except for a new problem I didn't know he was going to have.....he still humps, despite being fixed.
Being "fixed" has almost nothing to do with humping. It's rarely a sexual behavior, and even in the cases where it is, having a dog castrated (unless you do it very very early before it is IMO safe to do it, and even then, it doesn't completely eradicate it from what I've seen) does not completely eliminate sexual behavior, it merely "mutes" it.
Heck Jake never humped at all until he was castrated, based on that, you could argue that having him castrated made him hypersexualized. (Note I don't believe this, the point I'm making, is that whether a dog has his balls or not, he's probably going to hump).
Samson will very rarely mount and I've never seen him hump at all during play. Yet, he's intact. Go figure, huh?
Edited by author Fri Mar 25, '11 1:41pm PST
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