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I have read different places that dogs can reach their sexual maturity around 6 mos. Well, Woodrow is not even 5 mos. yet, and he has been going crazy the last couple of days. This afternoon, while he was on the couch, he started scratching at it and pawing it very anxiously. There is nothing in the cushions or anywhere that he could have been smelling.
Today, I also took him to the park where alot of children were around. He absolutely loved it, and while he was lying on his back letting all the children rub his belly, his "lipstick" came out! I was so embarassed.
Then, tonight, he humped for the first time! He spent like 30 minutes literally balling up his bed (we have one of those big pillow beds) so that he could mount it and hump. He has also been extremely hyper today.
The funny thing is, tomorrow is his appointment to get neutered. I just cannot believe he started all this behavior the night before! He must know, and is verrrrrry upset about it. ;)
I just didn't know that puppies started this at this young of an age.
The only thing different that we've done is we finished building him a big, huge kennel outside. He has spent the last 2 days in it. It's huge, and has lots of room to run around and explore. Before, he was stuck inside in his small x-pen all day. However, I don't see how more freedom and room to play could have a connection to his humping. Does this sound familiar to anyone, and is 4 3/4 mos. way too early for this?? Thanks in advance!
 

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Ah, yes...humpin' puppy! I remember it well.
My Francis was the doggone humpingest little guy that ever came down the pike. It started for him at about 4 1/2 months and it went on for about a month. One day I had traffic stopped in both directions while I tried to cross a busy street with little Francis clinging to my leg and humping away in total abandon. Mortifying? Oh, yes!
That was the day I booked for Fran's neuter operation and it made him act far more gentlemanly
The neutering definitely will help but it takes about a week for the hormones to die down and until then a stern "NO!" and firm limit setting will carry the day.
 

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dont panic - it happens to most of us! my female humped my boyfriends and his friends leg for a while - she is such a flirt with the boys!

a firm no and pull the leg or thing away and it should stop. she only tried it once with me i screamed and pulled my leg away and she never tried again. it totally stopped once she was spayed funnily enough. but she still does the scratching of the sofa thing every so often and the 'making the bed' routine.

im sure he'll be ok once he's been fixed.
 

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Glad to see the dreaded "humping" topic. I was mortified to see Toby humping a large plush toy I bought him. Isn't he too young for this? He is just 10 weeks. I think we were lucky with our last basset. Ceasar was just not a humper and we never had him neutered.
 

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One day I had traffic stopped in both directions while I tried to cross a busy street with little Francis clinging to my leg and humping away in total abandon. Mortifying? Oh, yes![/b]
LOL!


The dog I had growing up was fixed, but every now and again he would try to hump a leg.
 

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My boys always wait until we have guets over before staging basset-porn.

Henry (neutered), tends to try and hump the cat. Which is just wrong on so many levels.
 

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My boys always wait until we have guets over before staging basset-porn.

Henry (neutered), tends to try and hump the cat. Which is just wrong on so many levels.[/b]
That's so funny, we had a little dog years ago that humped the cat, but the cat seemed to enjoy it too much.

On another note, neither of mine are fixed, and they never hump people. Dozer was a little to happy to see the vet 2 months ago, other than that, they will only try with each other (which neither will allow).
 

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Lipstick! That's the perfect description! Once Lightning's lipstick got stuck WAY out, until the lipstick turned purple and even Lightning looked alarmed. In a panic, I called the vet, but I had no words to describe the problem. Finally the vet tech figured out what I was trying to say, and she told me to wait five minutes and it would go back in. She was right, of course. And that was well after he'd been neutered. I wish I had a recording of that call to the vet's!

P.S. Lightning likes to hump the cat while Stomps is humping him. They put the "fun" back in dysfunctional.
 

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Thanks for letting me know I'm not the only one who has lipstick stories!
I just got a call from the vet, and Woodrow is awake now and doing fine.
I'm sure he will be worn out tonight - his lipstick has been through alot today!
 

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What funny replies.. Clyde didn't start the humping game until "after" we had him tutored.
But since he was about 4 months old he sits and like bites on it. He use to do somersaults trying to get it, now he goes in circles on his rear. I always know when he has bitten himself too hard because he ARROOO"S and then looks at me like I had something to do with it!! :blink:

I just love this breed, there is never a dull moment!!
 

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Both of my dogs were fixed when I got them so I didn't have to experience any of that with these two. Growing up however I had a Dalmation who humped up until his legs could no longer hold him up long enough. Dogs-such fun!

~Heather
 

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OMG... I'm laughing so hard reading these posts!

José would grab a blanket or pillow and go at it, kind of moving his way across the linoleum floor like Chuck Berry! Then at 9 months he was neutered. Worked like a charm. Until... one day I think he just remembered he used to do that and started again!

There is a pattern, though. About two or three times a week in the evening he goes into his room, grabs the comforter and has his way with it. I go stop him & he will come back in the living room. Two minutes later he is doing it again, or I put up the gate and he just finds something else to hump. I invite him on the couch and then he starts on me! I push him to lay down and then he is fine. Almost like he is overly tired (hard to believe) or just too wound up. Like others Keezy & Snoops said, he likes to do this when company is over!
 

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Baxter was neutured on Tuesday on his 5 month birthday! He made it through just fine and is dashing through the house at his usual mad-man pace. He had just begun humping the cat and I thought the time had come. My vet calls it "coconut surgery" and says it's his favorite operation! :lol:
 

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I have to be honest, after 4 mos. of a very hyper puppy, I was looking forward to a couple of days after surgery when Woodrow was very tired and worn out. No such luck. He is just as hyper as ever, even more so because I think he's so glad to be home. The cage that he had to stay in overnight at the vet's was probably not nearly as soft as his bed at home.
He keeps jumping up on the couch, and then I have to go into a 5 min speech about how he can bust a stitch. THEN, I realize he can't understand a word I'm saying. And for that matter, probably doesn't care!
:rolleyes:
 
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