this morning while eating breakfast, in my big, fuzzy, green, frog slippers...and yes they make ribbit noise when squeezed, i noticed some movement under the table. I bend down to look; Logan, biting down on my slipper and while he is standing, normally, humping away at the air! I was shocked, so I called my fiance over and gave Logan the slipper again...and he did it again! its almost like a reflex, he doesnt get into THE position, just nonchalant about it, hump air. His 12 week birthday was yesterday....Is that too early?
i dont recall any of my dogs ever humping toys but i know the girl i work with that has the chessie says both her dogs humped toys when they were pups. i dont know if she stoips them or not. i dont think she does. sorry i am not much help on this.
My mom's boston used to hump his "bunny" toy. I don't really understand why. When they are older they do it to show dominance. My female border collie used to mount my male border collie. Strange ways of dogs.....I don't know if it's a big deal, like something you should correct. If he were doing it to you or anyone else I would definitely correct it, but the air? I don't know about that one. Sorry!
At three months I don't really correct, I remove them from the object (namely one of the adult dogs).
At the moment is is sexual, not dominent. And it is not concious. Their bodies wind up in position and they kinda start grinding away. I notice that this happens around the time that their testies start to actually develop some size. Many times they look very puzzled about what is going on. Once I get them back on their feet they are fine.
This happes again a bit later, around sexual maturity. They kinda develop the urge but don't know what to do with it. I dont let it get obsessive, but I do allow them to vent out some fo their lust. But I only allow it at home and as I say I discourge frantic actions and ejaculation.
Now, Dominance humping I don't tolerate amoung strange dogs, and only allow my alpha to do so sometimes. I find he mostly does it when he is unsure if I love him enough becuase I've started to give another dog priviliges. Example: Piper has eben sleepig ont he bed this last week and the GSD has started to hump him off and on to make sure Piper knows his position inthe pack.
It's normal. When Ace, my chihuahua, was a baby he had a girlfriend. It was actually this medium sized Ty beanie baby and he used to hump the crap out of that thing. 'It' never actually came out when he was that little but as he got a little older it did and he'd go to town for a long time, so me & my bf used to hide the bear so he wouldn't get any ideas. lol
RIP Ace's gf bear.... (Summer ate it)
***Edited By: ACEYfacey2 on 4/30/2005 12:47:23 PM*** Reason: c
We have a couple of litters of sheltie puppies right now (all our girls like to have puppies in groups so we have several litters and then it is 9 months to a year before have more... It's annoying :). One of the litters is 10 days older than another but the younger pups are out of bigger parents so they are the same size as the first litter already so we have been letting them play together. Anyway, one of the boys from the first litter will mount and hump the pups from the second litter. This isn't sexual, it's a dominance thing. He wants them to know he is the head honcho. (Of course we discourage it as he is a neuter pup and will not be even thinking about breeding)
I'm guessing since your slippers make noise that he was trying to assert dominance over them. But I know with shelties that it isn't uncommon to see a boy start being a boy by 4-5 months on occasion. I would recommend and early neuter for your guy (as soon as the vet feels comfortable) as if you want to discourge mounting you want to neuter before he starts getting boy urges. :)