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Old 02-01-2010, 06:29 PM   #1
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I thought dogs will hump when they reach puberty. my puppy is just 6 weeks old and he is already humping. How do I teach him to stop doing this?

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Have you tried startling him with a stern "no?"
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Ya i did that and is doing that each time then walk away. Then he would start to follow me and wraps his two front legs on mine, I dont want to shake him off coz he might think i'm playing with him ( am I doing it right?) but he keeps going at me each time he sees me.

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Hm - this sounds like a situation where I might get a little more stern - like a really sharp, loud NO. Humping is not acceptable, not ever.
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okey will try that. thanks

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Humping is normal behavior for puppies at this age during interaction with their littermates. Many puppies must be taught that this behavior is not acceptable with humans.

Skunkstripe has given excellent advice.

Once he's calmly but firmly been removed, don't give him a chance to grab your leg again. If necessary sit down somewhere such as on the sofa and put your feet up so he can't touch you at all. Putting your hand out palm up as in the universal "stop" position while you sternly say "no" or "aach" will work with many puppies. Be sure to keep your voice calm and as deep as possible. Never use a shrill or excited tone of voice.

Be one hundred percent consistent and he should get the idea in just a couple of days, maybe sooner. Good luck!
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We had a similar issue with The Guinness though it was not directed at all toward people. Stuffed toys were the target in our case and it ended as he matured a little.

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I see dogs of all ages and arrangements (fixed and unfixed, young old, male and female) hump. It's mostly an excitement thing. Skunk's approach with Applesmom's expansions is the best way to handle it. As your puppy grows be sure to work impulse control so your dog learns to keep their head when excited.
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