Dry Humping at 13 weeks?!?!

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Hi everyone...

So this is new to me and im trying to figure out exactly what it is and what to do next. In the last 72 hours, Obie has taken it upon himself to grab me round the legs and shuffle himself up higher, then in and kind of humps me... but, its pretty obvious he doesnt really know what hes doing. There is some pants biting in there too...

Checked online and its either play (prey drive) or hes trying to dominate me. Any advice on what this is and importantly what to do about it?

Ive tried ignoring it as its usually when we are on a walk, in which case he kind of scrables around bumping his head etc etc... but ignoring him isnt putting him off!

Thanks in advance.

Nick

 

I would not ignore it as it will only get worse as he gets bigger if he continues with it.

What I would do is use a firm "NO" and redirect to a toy or do some obedience with positive reinforcement. He needs to learn that it won't be tolerated..... and that other things are more fun and get better attention. 

Good luck!

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Thanks Fitzmar - does that mean you think its dominance? Will certainly redirect...

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With an older dog, it could be a dominance issue.  With puppies, though, it's usually just a form of puppy play.  Still, you want to stop it while he's small to keep it from progressing to the point that you may not be able to make him stop doing it when he's bigger and older.  Just like Fitzmar said, a firm "NO" and quickly redirect him to a toy or something else that is fun for him.

I don't claim to be a dog behavior expert - so would hesitate to say that it is dominance in a 13 week old puppy. 

See what happens with some redirection and firm (but not harsh) corrections. Hopefully that will help - remember that everyone in the house needs to be on the same game plan.