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My Dog Keeps Mounting Other Male Dogs. Why Is He Doing This?

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There are a couple of reasons why your dog could be doing this and the first is that he is a young dog and he has a lot of hormones. It is extremely common for young dogs to hump absolutely everything. Whether that be a person, a tree, their toys, or even other dogs of the same sex! This is sexual frustration due to hormones and it is perfectly normal.
On the other hand the mounting of other male dogs could be a dominance thing. Male dogs may hump another male dog to show them that they are in charge. There is nothing sexual about it and it means nothing other than 'I am the boss and I am in charge of you'. It can be a particularly embarrassing problem and sometimes even castration will not stop it. The trouble is, as the dog reaches adulthood, if they are still doing it, it is likely to be more of a habit than anything else. Habits are hard to break so you will need to seek the advice of a trainer to sort it out.
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For younger dogs its typically from sexual frustration. Their hormones are raging and they will hump anything they can get. As dogs get older it turns into a dominance thing.
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It's a dominance thing
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I have the same problem, my 1 year old puppy always gets mounted when ever we go to a dog park. It really gets me angry because he is starting to develop a small fear of larger dogs.
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Our beagle who is 5 is always getting mounted. It's been happening for about a year on and off. He's had a blood test and there is no evidence of excess oestrogen. The vet has now run out of ideas other than recommending a specialist. Any thoughts appreciated. Paul
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My male dog has been neutered and nearly all the other male dogs we meet try to mount him, I have no idea why but it's a pain in the bum hahaha so to speak, my dog is never interested in humping them

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