My female chihuahua was spayed when she was 6 months old, and she's almost 10 months now. I was quite surprised tonight when she dragged my son's large stuffed animal (dog) and began to hump it. My jaw just dropped, and I quickly whisked her away to her playpen. I am so glad that my two boys didn't even notice while they were looking at books. She always just chews on smaller stuffed animals, and I've never seen her do this before. I thought this behavior was something that only male dogs did, not females --- esp. ones that are fixed. Can anyone shed some light on this? What do I do if this happens again? She was recently with two other dogs for a playdate, and I wonder if being around them has brought on this strange behavior.
Female dogs exhibit this behaviour all the time. One of my females-neutered also, is the ring leader when it comes to **** -fest around here. One day I caught 9 of them all in a line engaged in playing trains. It's really funny now, although I tend to watch out if they want to lick me, but it's very likely a dominance issue with your little dog, or she just feels like trying to get the damn toy to respond! I don't bother to correct my dogs most of the time, the funny thing is, they think they're doing wrong, so if I catch the female in question's eye, and ask her what she thinks she's doing, she will stop, put her head down, ears back, and come and try to sit on my knee, or get pets. If you want to stop her , since she's young, just make a loud noise, and grab the object away from her. A wter bottle is also a good tool for this behaviour.
***Edited By: lpn169 on 10/9/2008 12:36:04 AM*** Reason: cleanin it up for the kids :)
Thanks, ALL .... learned something new about female dog behavior and was laughing as I read your posts. I once had a male maltese and was used to this behavior but didn't expect it with my female chi. Also surprised b/c we got her fixed so early at 6 mos. Well, today she was near the stuffed animal but didn't try that again --- maybe because I scared her yesterday! Pen2, LOL about your 9 doing the choo choo and feeling bad about being busted. :)
The Avon lady walked into my house one day when one of the choo-choo's was chuffing around the living room. The look on her face was priceless, and she asked me if my dogs were normal or if there was something wrong with them. I said they do this all the time, and she gave me a weird look. I could just hear the coffee shop talk.
I learned something new.......search your topic question and wa-lah - someone else has had the same problem. Only my spayed female tries to grab my arm when I'm sitting on the couch and she's up on my lap, or she tries to hump this little pillow. I've "tapped" her little behind and say "No - quit." I was totally shocked - I choose a female instead of a male for this very reason, I didn't want them doing that. I might try the water bottle as I would like to nip this action quickly. She just started doing this - is not quite 7 months old and was spayed at 24 weeks. Any other suggestions are appreciated.