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dog humping and acting weird

this is the first time im posting in the dog community, i want to give it a shot. so i have a one year old male puggle who is fixed, yet sometimes humps his male puggle friend. last night, i think it went a little too far, and his thingy was out so far ive never even seen that before. after he just stood there with his tail between his legs acting very confused. well he slept ok all night, but even in the morning his thingy was still out a little bit. he went outside and peed, and now its fiinally away. anyway, he is still acting very strange, almost ashamed. he is pacing the house walking in circles with his ears down and now is hiding under the couch. i called my vet, but the didnt really help too much other than "keep an eye on him". anyone know what is going on with him? is humping normal in fixed dogs?
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1388999 tn?1370042814
Yes this can be very common ! you have to let him know he cannot do this as it upsets him and is leaving him very frustrated and a bit sore.
When he does this again say no very firmly and if that does not work put him somewhere by himself for 10 min then let him back in and if he does this again do not say a word and out he goes again until he gets the message.Oh when you let him back in turn your back on him for a few mins as well, they Hate being ignored.

Its the age thing he is a teenager feeling his oats  spayed or not.... it must be a small dog problem as I have never had one of my dogs do that as they are  larger breeds, the smallest have been Cocker Spaniels and never had a problem with them either.
But saying that I do know that English Bulldogs are this way inclined as well lol.

I am sure the other members will have other ideas and it will be good to hear from them also.
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ow i have a friend owing a lil pomerian ..

his red thingy will come out every time one tickle his belly

haha


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675347 tn?1365460645
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Yes, one thing some people forget is neutered male dogs can be quite active sexually! As years go by, and the testosterone levels drop WAY down, their sexiness goes downhill.
But on many occasions I have seen a complete mating "tie" happen with a female on heat and a neutered male.

But apart from the sexual thing -amongst dogs, often the humping behaviour signifies dominance. So if he was acting in a dominant way towards the other dog, that could account for his strange behaviour afterwards. He may sense he's acted outside of pack law. Quite right too! You are the one who lays down the rules of behaviour in your household, -not him. He senses this I think. Which makes me feel he will be brought back to his proper place quite quickly if you do not permit him to do this again.

Dogs are always much more relaxed when they are certain, and are now and again reminded -of their exact position in the pack order.
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thank you everyone. we do ALWAYs break it up right away, but this time it took awhile for anyone to notice which is why it went too far. hes starting to go back to his normal self, i just hope he stops doing this soon!
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1388999 tn?1370042814
Thankyou for replying !poor little soul I think forces beyound his control took over and he is very confused about what happened.
He sounds a lovely Pup and I am sure he will be a wonderful companian to your baby when she /he starts to toddle around as I am sure this problem will be long gone by then.
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