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Hello! just got these 2 chihuahuas from a friend, they are so fun and energatic. one problem tho i have no idea what kind of chihuahuas they are! i mean they got longer hair than most chi i've seen+grey one looks overweight but acctualy his chest is abit big dunno if hes a mix or not! maybe someone can help me out :D
ah yes the humping problem... the grey one "ace" keeps doing this all day long with any toy he sees lol i would love him to do his thing but not all the time... dunno if its an issue i should be worried about or not! thanks<3
they are both males btw.
 

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Look like long coat Chi's to me as well. If he is fixed some dogs still just hump things. I have a friend with a female pug and SHE humps all her pack and they are all fixed lol..
 

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They look like chihuahuas to me. You can decide if you want to tolerate humping behavior. Or not. Up to you. If it bothers you, clap your hands and say NO and take the big toys away. The toy in the video is the right size and shape for humping. Give him a little toy, not something the size and shape of another dog.

If you don't care, let them hump if you don't mind.

We don't allow humping in our house. If Brody did it, we just startled him by clapping our hands and saying NO and taking the toy away. It only took a couple times. Now he doesn't hump. It's a dominance behavior and can easily become a habit and stress reliever.

You decide what behavior you want and will tolerate in your own house.
 

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Very interesting. We adopted Simcha on June 23; he had been taken in by a shelter and neutered on June 11. He was approximately 1 1/2 years old at the time. He has shown absolutely no sexual behavior whatever in the two months we have had him. On the other hand, many years ago we adopted a 10 year old male Sheltie who had been neutered about a year before, and he would make humping motions all the time. Behavior varies by individual, I guess.
 

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Thanks alot for all the replys, i really didn't think it was that bad i mean i thought it was normal for them to do it but i'll try stoping him anytime i see him humping again or i'll just take the toy away since its the only one he seems to hump ;s and no hes not neutered yet his last owner didn't do it but im planning on taking him to the vet next week and see how it goes!
 

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Thanks alot for all the replys, i really didn't think it was that bad i mean i thought it was normal for them to do it but i'll try stoping him anytime i see him humping again or i'll just take the toy away since its the only one he seems to hump ;s and no hes not neutered yet his last owner didn't do it but im planning on taking him to the vet next week and see how it goes!
I wouldn't say it's "bad". It's just more obnoxious. Like barking all the time, getting in the trash, pooping on the floor. :coolwink: To me, its just inappropriate so I correct it. Some people feel that its fine and their dogs hump for hours a day. Like I said, it's what you want to put up with or tolerate in your house. If you don't mind, then let him go at it. If you prefer he not do it, then take the steps to modify the behavior.

If dogs are humping each other, that is different. That is a pack order settlement and dominance. Humping a toy is more in the entertainment category. I'd rather see my dog entertain himself by playing with the toy rather than humping it. But that's just me. Decide for yourself.

And yes, get him neutered! :)
 

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I had to take away all of Angel's plush toys because of that very problem. He doesn't do it to blankets I crochets him, but if I make one out of fleece, he does! Anything "plushy!" So he just gets plain squeaky, rubber-type toys. Not very exciting, but it works. Doesn't seem to bother him at all. lol.

From what I could see - they are cute!
 

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My sister in law doesn't have a chi but her male kept humping one certain stuffed bear he had, after he was nutered. She tried several things and finally took it away and no more humping. Several months later a friend of hers gave him another bear but was different color and he was fine with it. Just a thought :0) good luck
 

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Odie used to hump her toys, and she's a girl, so it's not a sexual behaviour. Definitely dominance. Is it something that he does very often?

In our case, we removed all toys that were bigger than Odie, as the smaller toys didn't seem to threaten her dominance. She will occasionally hump one of our cats when they're playing. We will sometimes interrupt her, but we never scold. It is totally natural, and what's funny is that one of the cats (who occasionally will make the other cat submit by the way!) will stop her humping asap. We just let them work it out.

I should mention that this happens maybe once a month (that we see), and has never progressed so it's really not an issue for us. If you notice that yours is humping more and more often, you may want to interrupt because it can become an obsession.

If the humping doesn't bother you, and it's not obsessive, then I would say leave it alone. However, if he starts to hump YOU, you should take action to stop the behaviour as he's trying to show dominance over you.
 
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