Sunday, August 24, 2008

Dog Humping!

I know, it can be an embarrassing issue, especially when your dog is getting his groove on when the company is over!

According to an article on the The Pet Place Web Site, humping is not only considered a sexual action, it can also mean other things. In fact, it can be a signal of power and rank.

Essentially, some dogs hump as a way of asserting themselves. Whatever the motivation, when humping is directed toward peoples' legs, or objects in the environment, the result is the same: embarrassment for the dog owner and any guests who happen to be present.

Check out the article...

4 comments:

Evelyn said...

Thanks god that Toffee doesn't hump on legs but he does have a special small pillow that I let him use for this purpose

jan said...

So now we can explain to our guests that the humping doesn't mean the dog is horny, but that he wants to assert himself?

Therese said...

When Lydia gets upset with me, she finds a blanket to hump. I've learned to drop whatever I'm doing and listen to her when I see it happening.

Jonathan said...

It's also interesting that females are also prone to mounting... I've always had female dogs but none of them have humped anything (that I'm aware of).