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Hi everyone

Penny our terrier, 7yrs old in April...is humping the cat..ALOT.

Now i know its not a sexual act its a dominant one, ive even seen her do it to alfies head once when he was laying down :no: How can I stop this?

She isnt dominant with us anymore as we use NILIF on her, she is with guests she will jump on their lap and grow when they try and move her. She is insanely dominant with other animals, gets right in their face sometimes growls and basically stares them out. Always been socialised,but im not liking the dog she is when she is acting like this.

Any suggestions?

Oh and she isnt spayed, I dont know why we never did her, we never bred from her just didnt have her done, is 7 too old? Would it make a difference now?
 

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;) ;) ;)

This is going to be no help, but I am told the breed is 'Terror' not 'Terrier'

Okay! End of my humor for the day.
 

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Oh man. That must be frustrating.. :(

I'm not sure about the age thing. I found this on a random website, but I think you should at least mention it to your normal vet and see what he/she thinks. It makes sense to me, but I don't know if it would eliminate or help the problem at hand.

Is it appropriate or beneficial to perform neuter or spay surgery on an older dog.? Our survey of veterinarians indicates that, unless a dog is extremely old or medically unstable, the surgery can only be of benefit. Dangerous conditions such as pyometra and prostatitis can be avoided by spaying or neutering. As one veterinarian summed it up, it is better to spay a healthy 9-year-old than to do an emergency spay on a 9-year-old who is ill with pyometra.
I saw it on It's Me or The Dog, they had a little gated off area where they would send their male dog to every time he humped. Kind of like a time out for a few minutes. Every single time he did it, he got sent to his time out area. Might be worth a shot? Since she's smaller, it probably wouldn't have to be that big of an area, either. :happy:
 

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kal3idoscope said:
Oh man. That must be frustrating.. :(

I'm not sure about the age thing. I found this on a random website, but I think you should at least mention it to your normal vet and see what he/she thinks. It makes sense to me, but I don't know if it would eliminate or help the problem at hand.

Is it appropriate or beneficial to perform neuter or spay surgery on an older dog.? Our survey of veterinarians indicates that, unless a dog is extremely old or medically unstable, the surgery can only be of benefit. Dangerous conditions such as pyometra and prostatitis can be avoided by spaying or neutering. As one veterinarian summed it up, it is better to spay a healthy 9-year-old than to do an emergency spay on a 9-year-old who is ill with pyometra.
I saw it on It's Me or The Dog, they had a little gated off area where they would send their male dog to every time he humped. Kind of like a time out for a few minutes. Every single time he did it, he got sent to his time out area. Might be worth a shot? Since she's smaller, it probably wouldn't have to be that big of an area, either. :happy:
Yes! I saw that one, good idea but she tends to do it to the cat outdoors as the cat refuses to come in anymore and I never watch them 100%, I caught her today doing it under the picnic bench..was funny cos Alfie stood there full blown head tilt as if to say.."what the hell are you doing?" lol

Thanks for the reply I will definately be talking with the vet and am seriously thinking of getting her done so she doesnt get womb infections in the future but Ive also been told sometimes spaying makes them worse, not sure how true that is though
 

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Dang! Well hey, it might help even if you can stop her from doing it to people and animals inside, at least! :happy:
She has never humped people, she favours my neighbour alot. He is a big 6ft+ man she jumps on his knee without being invited and if he tries to move her she growls, he called me once saying help me lol

I do tell him to be strong and just push her else she has won but not a visitors are willing to, if im in the room I will always move her myself within seconds.

Eds right she is a terror! lol
 

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I would try a squirt gun; give her a squirt of water in the face when she behaves like that. It may be enough to shock her out of that dominating state of mind.
Also, I wouldn't let her near visitors if she growls at them.
 

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mitziandjudysmom said:
I would try a squirt gun; give her a squirt of water in the face when she behaves like that. It may be enough to shock her out of that dominating state of mind.
Also, I wouldn't let her near visitors if she growls at them.
We have resorted to putting her out :no: ill try the squirt gun definately
 

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she's certainly not too old to be spayed, and it's one of those things that can't hurt/may help.

As for the humping, put her on a long line, when you catch her in the act, verbally interrupt her and then (crucial) give her something appropriate to do.

I'd also be increasing her physical and mental exercise.
 

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kaytris said:
she's certainly not too old to be spayed, and it's one of those things that can't hurt/may help.

As for the humping, put her on a long line, when you catch her in the act, verbally interrupt her and then (crucial) give her something appropriate to do.

I'd also be increasing her physical and mental exercise.
Physically I think she gets enough as she is walked with Alfie, metnally we havent really done any training with her since she was 2-3yrs old
 
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