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Old 12-28-2012, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question dog park advice please

every day at the dog park some male dog(s) tries to hump Lucy and I don't know why she's spayed and has been for months now, but they still try to mount her she has no idea what their doing so she either sits or lays down until the male dog's owner pulls him away. I hate that these dogs do that to my little girl. it's frustrating because I have no idea why they "want" her and not the other dogs just her she's so innocent she thinks they're playing and just keeps running back over to them to box them, and it happens all over again. is there a way to teach her to run away or defend her self from these dogs? why do the males like her so much? is it because she's beautiful? or something else?
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know. Our old neighbors had a shihtzu that used to try to hump Maggie (boxer/GSD mix). She would fling him off her (the best she could with bad hips). The neighbors would laugh but I made sure to get him off of her. You could tell she was irritated. I would seak with the owners. I wish you the best of luck.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Humping is not a sexual thing, it's a dominance thing.

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Old 12-28-2012, 10:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I wish it was a dominance thing but Lucy is one of the most submissive dogs ever so I don't think dominance is the problem she will roll over and submit to anyone and has never shown any dominant behavior. I think it could be sexual, these male dogs lick her "down there" too and they all have their "equipment".
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If shes submissive that explains it. Those males are exerting their dominance over her. Its not a beauty pagent. Dogs are primal creatures and when given the chance will act upon it.


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Old 12-28-2012, 11:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The owners of the male dogs should correct this behavior. It is very rude, even by dog park standards. Male dogs that are allowed to exhibit this behavior are likely to get their butt's kicked down the line. Have you asked that the owners call their dog?
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yeah, the owners know some go over and stop the dog or yell at them which sometimes gets them to stop and some owners don't seem to care they say "that's what he does" or looks away like it's nothing but it's not nothing that's my baby, I usually end up pulling those dogs away myself because the owners won't. I wish those people would realize that their dogs are just harassing other dogs with humping and not bring the dog to the park them until they can properly control them or learn to care about what their dog is doing. it's frustrating, I hope Lucy learns that those males are not playing and to run away or assert herself enough to make them lose interest like my other girl dog does, she can take care of herself around those dogs Holly knows how to pin them in one swift move, nobody messes with Holly.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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this is off topic but those male have gotten into fights over dominance with other males before, it usually starts out with one trying to hump the other then bam! it's a full on fight. and once someone (stupidly) brought a dog in heat to the dog park and there were three unneutered males there that day and you can probably imagine the chaos and fights that broke out over her.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:26 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I honestly would stay away from that dog park for awhile, if not ever. I don't like dog parks to begin with- they are just big Petri dishes. However, the point I'm trying to get across is no matter now stupid and rude those dogs and their owners are, it's not going to stop. We brought our little Tyson home between 7 & 8 wks of age. He tried humping our little Mini Schnauzer - obviously at that time for play and dominance- a total of 4 times. He knows he was NEVER allowed to do that, and didn't even try - even when he did get older and sexually mature and we met other dogs. My point is - yes- it is fully the owners responsibility- and you can't control them. If they want to be that inconsiderate and not smart- you're not going to be the one to change them. And, if their dog is doing the humping - it's going to be extremely hard at this age to get it stopped, even if they wanted to because they have already started the behavior and gotten away with it. If it was me, I would just take your girl away from there so you didn't have to deal with them. My mini schnauzer is completely submissive too. Ud like after 9 mo she would learn to stand up for herself- nope-- she lets our now Almost 9 mo old and 65 lbs Boxer puppy throw her around- whip his butt into her- into the couch, and of course take her toys- we always watch them together and he knows he's not supposed to get near her and her toy- it's just always staying vigilant and staying on top of the behavior- even after all this time- no fight- no growls, no nothing have ever come out of it- she is just submissive and let's it happen- I wish she'd put him in his place. My point is- ur girl is submissive- she may never change and put those males in their places. I'd do what you could to change the situation and not worry about those you can't control because that will just make you more mad and exhausted in the end. I can't stand pple with rude manors like that - I know how u feel.


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Old 12-29-2012, 08:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Wow I must be a horrible owner bc Wyatt ( before neuter) humped a few dogs ( mostly males). It's not something you can really control, especially at a dog park unless you have your dog on a leash at your side the whole time... But what fun is that. At the same time I understand your point, a few weeks after being neutered we went to the dog park and he didn't hump anyone but did get humped several times by an annoying Doberman pup ( owner is equally if not more annoying)! But the owner did pull her dog off of Wyatt and put him in a sit/stay for a minute. Then they were fine for like 20 mins then humping again. I don't see anything wrong with it personally. I've never seen the "red rocket" out so I'm sure it's not sexual in my situation. Prob a dominance thing like others have stated, but I know Wyatt can hold his own and I don't let him get in situations like that anyways where a fight could possibly break out.


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