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Old 08-08-2005, 10:15 AM
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When they're jockeying for position like that you discourage the humping behaviour and you underscore the top dog's position by doing things like feeding that dog first, petting that dog first, giving that dog the last bite of food from you plate (you can give them all a last bite - I do - just make sure they get their treat in the right order). That way you - who are the ultimate authority in the home - are essentially settling the issue.
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Old 08-08-2005, 10:19 AM
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I heard that if you flip the alfa dog on its back and grab it by the paws. It will lose all respect with its pack, therfore stopping this bossy behavor.
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Old 08-08-2005, 10:21 AM
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yea i heard that you flip the dog on its backaswell
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Old 08-08-2005, 11:24 AM
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I heard that if you flip the alfa dog on its back and grab it by the paws. It will lose all respect with its pack, therfore stopping this bossy behavor.
Well, I think you may have heard wrong
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Old 08-08-2005, 11:26 AM
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o no, well my vet told me to flip my dog on his back to show im the alpha dog
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Old 08-08-2005, 11:26 AM
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I heard that if you flip the alfa dog on its back and grab it by the paws. It will lose all respect with its pack, therfore stopping this bossy behavor.
That's a good way to cause all sorts of problems . . . much worse than dealing with humping!
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Old 08-08-2005, 11:31 AM
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Humping IMO is really not a big deal unless it is causing a fight or one dog is starting to become very annoyed by the one humping. A lot of dogs hump for dominance, play or attention. There are worse things to put up with, and NO IT'S NOT SEXUAL...LOL!
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Old 08-08-2005, 11:32 AM
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First: Humping is a dominance issue. Not a sexual issue.
Second: Flipping a dog that's trying to establish alpha status will either get you bit or start a dominance war between you and the dog. Neither are something you want to deal with.
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Old 08-08-2005, 11:32 AM
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Lea i would question your vet seriously...
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Old 08-08-2005, 11:33 AM
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My moms dog is fixed and she humps all sorts of things. For example, I used to have this gigantic stuffed cow that sat up on top of my bed. She hated this thing. she would bark at it everytime she went by it lol. My mom took it off the bed and put it on the floor for her to sniff and right away she started humping it lol. It was like the playing field was finally levelled and she wasn't going to let this thing torture her anymore lol so she was going to show it that she was the boss by humping it. They do it to show dominanace over something or someone else lol. Teddy did it when he first met cosmo (another male) Teddy was fixed at the time. He wasn't doing it for sexual reasons. He was doing it because he was trying to be the boss lol
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