Problem is, some dogs aren't very selective about the objects of their affections.
They'll try to hump arms, legs, teddy bears, sometimes even cats - usually with disastrous consequences.
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If dogs could have their own TV show in the style of Jerry Springer or Jeremy Kyle, I'm sure it'd be tagged 'Why do I feel the need to hump everything in sight? Lest we not forget the dog or puppy who, quite simply, has a go at humping everything he can get his paws around, man, woman, child or inanimate object.
Dog humping, often embarrassing, occasionally humorous, but mostly an unwanted behaviour that many a dog owner would like to stop. Let's see if we can offer a solution on why dogs hump and, more to the point, how to stop dogs humping.
Although, that's a bit rich coming from us, the human species, given our penchant for humping whenever the mood takes us and having very little to do with our desire to create new life.