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    I_never_walk_alone is offline Junior Member
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    Hi Im Sam, a mother of one and new owner of a beautiful lab x (mum is a goldador and dad a pure breed black lab working gun dog.)
    She is just over 8 weeks and very sweet,her name is Summer.
    We have only had her for 3 days so she is still getting used to the change,and sleeps must of the time.

    She eats well 3 times a day, does not have many accidents inside as i take her to the garden pretty often and keep an eye on her.

    She has learnt to sit and lay down so far with positive reinforcement and treats and Im working on come ,she seems very independent but as she is so young it might be just that she is adjusting

    At night she sleeps in a crate next to my side of the bed and I get up 2 or 3 times to let her out when I HEAR HER MOVE.

    She has humped my leg twice which seemed a bit odd to me, I've asked around and heard all sorts from dominance to excitement or stress ...what are your thoughts and how would you deal with it? at the moment I'm just saying OFF and redirecting her attention to something else.

    Other than that she is fab, and ID LOVE TO MEET other lab lovers we live in
    Chelmsford Essex and any advice ont he breed would be greatly appreciated .



    thank you!xx

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    Puppies do hump, for many reasons that are not related to dominance. don't worry about your dog being dominant, at 8-9 weeks they are not even really able to think like that. Probably just excitement.

    Just keep doing what you are doing, correct and redirect.

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    I_never_walk_alone is offline Junior Member
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    Thank you so much Tanya! Im a first timer with Labs too so I want to make sure I do everything right with her so we can be a happy little family/pack .xx




    Quote Originally Posted by Tanya View Post
    Puppies do hump, for many reasons that are not related to dominance. don't worry about your dog being dominant, at 8-9 weeks they are not even really able to think like that. Probably just excitement.

    Just keep doing what you are doing, correct and redirect.

    5 Reasons Your Dog Loves to Hump Other Dogs | Dogster

    Mounting By Any Other Name… » TheOtherEndoftheLeash

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    I swear my female pup humps to sooth her UTI. Probably not your situation but like Tanya said there are many reasons. And as far as being head strong. I think its a symptom of being a puppy

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