Is it normal? - Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums
 
Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums


Chihuahua-People.com is the premier Chihuahua Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.

Go Back   Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums > Chihuahuas > Chihuahua Questions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-06-2012, 09:15 AM
chi lover
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Name: Kristal
Location: Sydney
Posts: 186
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Default Is it normal?

My chi is just 9 weeks this week and she is humping my brothers arm lol and she did to me to? Is it normal for a baby chi to be humping?


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-06-2012, 10:52 AM
Kalisee's Avatar
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Name: Anna
Location: Greece
Posts: 1,405
Thanks: 176
Thanked 247 Times in 219 Posts
Default

My girl chi would do that to her dolls when she was only a few weeks. It is a dominance thing in female chis, I am told. She is trying to be the boss of you, I guess!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-06-2012, 11:24 AM
chi lover
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Name: Kristal
Location: Sydney
Posts: 186
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Default

Oh wow didn't no that lol, ur chi looks so pretty, do u got any pics of her I cud see?


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-06-2012, 12:12 PM
chi fan
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Name: Megan
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 63
Thanks: 1
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Default

Yeah its a dominance thing with females. Just say a quick "No!" and clap and she should soon stop
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-06-2012, 01:07 PM
chi lover
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Name: Quill
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Posts: 112
Thanks: 7
Thanked 22 Times in 17 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to Quill
Default

It's not a "dominance thing". Dominance in dogs doesn't exist, and there's plenty of research that shows this. A good place to start: Dominance in dogs.

Play-humping is like play-biting, it's just a stereotyped behaviour. Just as play biting doesn't mean your puppy wants to eat you, play humping doesn't mean your puppy wants to have sex with you. These behaviours are hardwired into all dogs, and they practice them during play. It just means she was "in the moment", having a really exciting playtime and happened to be in a position that triggered the "I should hump!" circuit in the brain.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-06-2012, 03:00 PM
chi-aholic
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 363
Thanks: 0
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Default

I agree that its related to dominance. Weither you believe it dominance or not I would nip the behavior in the butt now if you dont want her to do it redirect tell her no and play with a favorite toy anything to make her forget about what she was just doing.
__________________

All in the town were still asleep,
When the sun came up with a shout
and a leap. In the lonely streets unseen
by man, A little Dog danced. And the day began.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-06-2012, 06:10 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,644
Thanks: 0
Thanked 478 Times in 461 Posts
Default

Quilll is right in my opinion. Dominance in an eight week old? Come on! She just got excited and started to hump. If you don't like it, stop it. You can easily redirect her at this age. Please don't punish. Most of the positive trainers don't believe in dominance in dogs toward humans.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to susan davis For This Useful Post:
Quill (12-06-2012)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 03:44 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright 2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
Chihuahua People 2004-2009
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum