How long will Our Dog Hump Everything?

Our question this week was:

How long will Our Dog Hump every thing in site he is a Jack Russel and is 9 months old.


Lucie S.


Hi – thanks for your email. You wrote asking how long your dog will “hump” everything. The answer is…that depends. Is he neutered? If not – get him neutered and that will definitely help. He many continue to hump for a while but it generally improves quickly.

If he is already neutered but only recently – then the behavior generally will improve with time. If they start humping before they are neutered – they will generally continue to do it after they are neutered for a while – some for longer than others.

One thing that may help is to ensure that he has plenty of exercise and lots of playtime.

An article that might be helpful to you is Humping in Dogs.

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

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