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I was wondering if anybody may have some tips regarding my beagle that keeps humping the other household dogs.

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Squeeker my female beagle just recently started humping the other dogs (especialy my male basset hound)
She is 19 months old. She recently got spayed and it was after this that she started to show this behaviour.
Whenever she startes humping the other dogs I tell her to get off and she reluctantly listens and gets off the other dogs. But she just starts again shortly after.

Any suggestions on how to get her to stop all together?
 

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I do not know if what I am going to say is true, but I wonder if her hormones are just working out of her system now that she has been spayed? I know that a lot of the females that come through our home for breeding are very obsessed with humping during their seasons. They don't do it normally, but while in season and the hormones are out of whack they go nuts doing it. They don't care who or what they are humping either. I'll be curious to see what everyone says about this topic.
 

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What do the other dogs think about this behavior? I was told that humping isn't necessarily sexual behavior, it's also a dominance behavior. Maybe she thinks she is grown up now, and should be the leader. Has her behavior toward the other dogs, or they toward her, changed in any way?
 

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Well, the basset hound she normally humps does not care. He is the most laid back out of all the others. He just lays there chewing his bone or just does nothing while this is being done.

The time outs I give her don't seem to work. It has been about 1-1/2 now with no progress. I understand that some things take time, but there has been no change with this behaviour at all.
 

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I dont know if its hormones or not, my dogs haven't been neutered, not teddy and not my last dog, a golden retriever, and they NEVER humped, anything. ever. well i'm sure they tried once or twice but i can't recall it, so i'm sure i yelled NO and that was the end of it. Some guy actually brought a husky in heat to the park the other day and he told me AFTER ted was sniffing her and he didn' hump her or even tried, just sniffed and walked away so i'm not sure its a spaying thing. The way to fix it in my mind would be to adress it as any old bad behavior like jumping etc. and just say no or give some sort of correction consistantly until they dont do it anymore.
 

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Vinny had a bad case of the humps for several years after he was fixed. Its normal. Have not seen or heard anything to stop it.
 

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my beagles do this to each other and our other dogs at times, it is part of the dominance/pack leader/alpha dog dynamic. Most dogs will usually work this out on their own (for example if Ace gets too up close & personal, Jack will show some teeth and snap some and Ace gets the message to back off)... Sometimes I'll tell them to cut it out, but generally it's normal doggie behavior so unless we've got company over or something I let the dogs maintain their own pack hierarchy.
 

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Caesar is always humping our other dog, Emma. He usually does it when they've been playing and I'm sure it's a dominance thing, not a sexual thing. And he has been neutered. I don't know how to stop it. If Emma seems offended by it she'll stop him.
 
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