Yes, here i am again with more weird questions.
Riley has been mounting other dogs since he was 12 weeks old. He has never been shy or submissive in personality. It started out to be only smaller females, now it is basically any smaller dog (male or female) that will allow him to do it. It is very embarrassing to me. It only happens if he is off leash, visiting friends' houses or dog park situation and the dogs meet. Everyone will comment on how friendly Riley is or something and then, up he goes to mount thier dog!!
I've been told that this is a "puppy dominance" thing, dogs trying to figure out who is more "in charge" and all, but now Riley seems to prefer mounting to playing with other dogs. He is 5 1/2 months old now, he will be getting neutered in 2 weeks. But i wondered, does anyone else have this problem?
Whenever he does this i only allow a short amount of time for the other dog to tell him off and if it doesn't happen, i remove Riley from the dog telling him the command "Leave it". Unfortunately if it's a really submissive dog, i have to do this many, many times. Finally just putting Riley back on leash, so as not to harass the other dog too much or totally annoy the owners.
I really am not sure how else to handle this problem. It's getting to be rather annoying and i wish Riley would just play with the dogs and stop with the constant mounting already! Any suggestions?
Laura (Momma to Riley, 3 yr. old male)