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I bought Fin a new bed since he is about twice the size of the original bed I got for him. They grow so fast. His new favorite pastime is to hump this bed. I can't blame him because it's very soft. Is this bad? Should I stop him from humping? I've been letting him since it's his bed and he doesn't hump anything else.
 

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Good luck with getting him to stop. Our Traveler has humped blankies all his life.
Not other dogs nor humans, thank goodness, just blankies. He's almost 9 years old, and still does it, and it doesn't phase him a bit that we'd rather he didn't do that.
 

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sounds like he's claiming it as his. I can't say it sounds like a healthy thing, but I know many dogs that do it, and as long as it's limited to the bed... I wouldn't bother trying to stop him.
 

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Oh my gosh, all Jack does is hump other dogs at the dog park. He doesn't do it to anything else but he won't stop when at the park. I know it's only play/dominance stuff but I wish he'd find something else to focus on.

Do they grow out of it? How do you stop it - just stop them? Lordy, I could be doing a lot of running trying to catch him at it....

Any ideas?
 

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Spock used to have one devoted humpee - a SpongeBob SquarePants body pillow that my boyfriend bought me as a joke a few years ago. I eventually threw the pillow away. I've only caught him humping one other thing (my bed's clean comforter, put on the floor as I was making the bed one day) in the entire time we've been a family.
 

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hehe...funny. Marbles used to grab my arm aggressively and hump it...not my leg, my arm!!! I laughed but then got tired of him doing it, told him NO like a hundred times, now he stopped....he left scratches all over my arm and it hurt, that is why I wanted him to stop so bad!!
 

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Monty has a fetish for Disney stuffed animals. So far I've had to throw out a Stich teddy from Lilo & Stitch, and a Monsters Inc. teddy!
 

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Moosie doesn't hump objects, but when we were away in May the hounds stayed at a dog hotel here in Vancouver and the reports we got back about them were mostly about what a humper Moose was - they were calling him Julio Iglasius and saying he needed a smoking jacket! Sometimes if the dog park is boring he will become fixated about humping the other dogs - but luckily if there is another dog's ball to steal (his absolute favourite thing) or something else to keep his interest he will do that instead of humping.
 

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Our Roscoe was a lifetime humper. I don't think there's any way to stop it, but I do think they mellow out some as they age.
 
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