How to Stop Your Dog from Humping?

How to Stop Your Dog from Humping?

Dogs humping can be embarrassing especially when your dog is in public. It can also be a safety concern at the same time. Dog humping can be less when he does it to a human, but when the dog is humping to another dog, which will lead it to a bog fight. While looking for the solution to your humping, you should look at this problem from two prospective; medically and behavioral.

Following are some approaches for you which will help you to make your dog stop humping.

Altering Their Behavior Whenever you saw your dog humping, stop them by saying NO in a loud noise. Dogs mostly started daydreaming while humping and lose their focus. By making a loud noise pulls them back to reality. Make sure that your voice is indicating to them that you don’t tolerate this behavior, do not show any anger as it may increase their energy. You can also try whistling or air horn but make a distance while making this noise so it does not damage the dog’s ears. Remember that always make the noise when your dog is starting or in the middle of humping, stopping them afterward will not give any good result.

Ignoring Their Behavior

Dogs sometimes also hump to get attention. Never give any kind of attention to your dog; if you do then he is doing this again and again. You can simply push your dog away by gently taking the dog by its front legs and then putting them back on the ground by making a distance. You can also move away from your dog by walking and making a distance. You can also sit down and turn your back at them to ignore so they won’t hump you.

Time Out

Putting your dogs in a time out will also help you to make it stop humping. When you saw your dog humping say no it but if it did not listen then take them in a room and close the door for 30 seconds to 3 minutes. Make sure that your dog is alone in that room and doesn’t have any kind of toy or thing to play with. Keep an eye on your dog and when you saw it getting calm then you can release them and try to not show any kind of behavior or any expression about what happened, just stay normal as nothing happened.

Put Your Dog On A Leash

Keeping your dog on a leash will also lead you to a good result. Your dog can stop humping if you follow the instructions correctly. There is no need to put your dog on a leash always. Just put them on a leash when you have a visitor especially with a dog. Putting a leash on your dog will help you to keep an eye on your dog and you can direct your dog as needed when he wants a time out or you have company. The leash will also help you to control your dog in other anger issues. You can use a tab which is a four to six inches leash or a drag-line which is a four to the six-foot leash.

Distract Your Dog’s Energy

Whenever you saw your dog humping, you can redirect their energy into good and acceptable behavior.  You can ask them to play something or can do any activity together. If you don’t want to do that, then just give your dog any toy which he loves the most so your dog will get distracted and starts playing with it. Another way can also be to ask your dog to show the most recent activity or trick he has learned from you. If your dog obeys you then give him something to eat as a treat. Otherwise train your dog to hump a specific pillow whenever he wants to hump, in that case, the dog will stop humping other humans or dogs.

Slab Your Dog From Enticement

When you saw your dog humping any other dog or a person, break your dog away from that person and tell your dog that it is wrong. If your dog doesn’t listen to you and moving back to the target in an aggressive way even after you stopping him, then stand between your dog and the target. This will help you to block the way between your dog and the target. If your dog doesn’t understand this behavior then push him away from a little by your knee or hip gently. Your dominant behavior may lead your dog to aggression, nudging, pawing, and growling, or maybe taking things from the other dog but you need to stay calm. Just block the way of your dog and the target and keep giving signals or messages to your dog that you are not allowing this behavior at all and right now you are the one who is in charge of the situation.