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emmawright
20th August 2007, 02:10 PM
hi everyone, sorry about this question but i have to find out if this is normal, the last couple of days Daisy has started to hump Bluebell, i was shocked as i thought it was only males who did this. Is this normal behaviour for a female cavalier ????

JeanKC
20th August 2007, 02:25 PM
Our two small females have (and do still occasionally). I don't remember the female Saint Bernard ever doing it, even when there was another big dog here.

Karlin
20th August 2007, 02:59 PM
Yes, it's normal. :) It isn't only a sexual behaviour and it is fairly common. Lots more info here:

http://board.cavaliertalk.com/showthread.php?t=11986

I'd guess Daisy is doing this because Bluebell is maturing and she is asserting she is less important, but there can be a whole range of reasons.

Lily humps throw pillows on a regular basis. :rolleyes: But never other dogs. A friend's small female collie mix regular mounts her larger male; both are neutered.

It can be a bit of a mystery why they do it! Ypu can train away by just discouraging it -- distract to some other more desireable behaviour. Some recipint dogs can get quite upset and intimidated by this behaviour as well (which is sometimes the point, from the perpetrator's point of view).

Karlin
20th August 2007, 03:01 PM
Yes, it's normal. :) It isn't only a exual behaviour and it is fairly common. Lots more info here:

http://board.cavaliertalk.com/showthread.php?t=11986

I'd guess Daisy is doing this because Bluebell is maturing and she is asserting she is less important, but there can be a whole range of reasons.

Lily humps throw pillows on a regular basis. :rolleyes: But never other dogs. A friend's small female collie mix regular mounts her larger male; both are neutered.

It can be a bit of a mystery why they do it! You can train away by just discouraging it -- distract to some other more desireable behaviour. Some recipient dogs can get quite upset and intimidated by this behaviour as well (which is sometimes the point, from the perpetrator's point of view).

Kelly
20th August 2007, 03:08 PM
When we were taking Chester to puppy training there was a little white Westie/Bischon girl who kept trying to hump Chester.

He would keep running away and would eventually hide from her but our Trainer told us it was the Westie trying to dominate Chester. Not that she needed to do that, I think a rabbit would be able to dominate Chester!

mishmosh
20th August 2007, 03:29 PM
My 11-month-old male likes to hump a German Shepard at dog companion class. So embarrassing!!

Cathy Moon
21st August 2007, 12:58 AM
Every now and then India humps Geordie. This is the situation: India never barks at people or animals; she wags her tail if she sees anyone (probably in hopes they'll approach.) Geordie always barks at people and animals (presumably to drive them away), so India humps him to try and shut him up!