Q: Help Please!!!
My bulldog Piggie has recently started humping people's legs. But she is already fixed! What does that mean?
Mar 04, 2011
These kinds of behaviors can happen for many reasons including hormones (even in spayed animals), obsessive-compulsive behavior, anxiety, excitement, overstimulation, or dominance behavior. Sometimes when a female is spayed, they'll get an increase in testosterone. That can increase their dominance/aggression behaviors including mounting. If you feel this is the cause, the vet can do a simple hormone test to see. Proper training should eliminate the problem regardless of the cause. Give her a timeout when she does this. Firmly tell her "no" & give her a short timeout in a quiet room with no toys or interaction. The time out shouldn't last more than 3 minutes. Repeat the timeout if she does it again. Also, teach her to sit. She can't mount someone if she's sitting so the "sit" command is very useful in training. If she starts to mount someone or something, command her to "sit" & "stay". If the behavior appears to be due to overexcitement, stress, or overstimulation, try to avoid those situations & give her a quiet place to go with her toys before the behavior starts instead.
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