Can we talk about dogs mounting dogs?…
Experts say –
It’s done by males and females, even by dogs that have been neutered or spayed. It’s a play behavior that dogs do because no one has told them it’s not acceptable. It can become enjoyable or a normal part of the dog’s day, so it keeps doing it. It’s the same as jumping up or barking at the door. WebMD
This is one of those subjects humans with dogs try to avoid discussing if at all possible. #myopinion
I’m not interested in starting a FaceBook support group or anything, but I would like to know that I am not alone here.
MY PLIGHT –
Harley’s been mounting Jaxson for a while now. Always when we’re outside playing ball and other people are around…
Can’t really say when it started. Ball playing really gets him excited.
Jaxson could care less. He’s only interested in the ball.
Don’t remember if Harley ever tried to hump/mount Leo. But then again, based on the vast difference in height, he probably couldn’t. #Iknowyourlaughing
DOES YOUR DOG “DO-IT” IN PUBLIC? –
Do you see people whisper and stare when you enter a dog park?
How does that make you feel?
I’ve become a little self-conscience and defensive at times – as if I didn’t raise him right! #Imonlyhuman Especially when people take the opportunity to tell off color jokes, laugh, and make sexually explosive comments. Like –
- Those are two males?
- He needs a lady friend
- Are you sure he’s neutered?
Or the one that makes me just cringe –
They need to get a room!
SO WHY DO DOGS “DO-IT?” –
- Sexual – it’s normal, even for those who are already “fixed”
- Play – are looked at as part of normal play behavior. Rarely do they have erections. They just get aroused during play…
- Stress or excitement – certain situations can contribute to the arousal.
- Compulsive – if the dog does this to eliminate stress, it can interfere with his/her normal functions.
There are also medical reasons –
- Urinary tract infections
- Urinary incontinence
- Priapism (painful erections)
While I am still perplexed about Harley’s behavior, I am grateful to Doodle Doc because I can rule that list out!…
HUMANS WILL BE HUMANS –
I know there aren’t enough years remaining in my life to travel the country and convert those who make humping dog pet parents embarrassed when their furry friends try to “get it on” when they’re out and about.
I would however, love to know how other pet people cope. What have you done to eliminate your cheeks from turning various shades of red? How do you stop caring?
And here’s the biggie –
HAS ANYONE GOTTEN THEIR DOG(S) TO STOP?
I’m inclined to accept what’s natural to them, let them play…
…and stick my tongue out at any human who shares a negative comment!
So that’s my story for this BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.
If anyone has any words of wisdom – a sister is willing to listen…
If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius ❤️
JOIN US –
– as we continue to pray for all those affected by Hurricane Harvey…