> I have a questions that I hope isn't too silly, but I really would like
> an answer. I have a 5 month old male Coton de Tulear (this is a small
> toy breed). He is at a point where he is humping the legs of my
> children. I put a stop to this immediately, but now he spends quite a
> bit of time humping his stuffed Teddy Bear which is about 1/2 his size.
> Should I also stop this (the poor guy looks so happy!!). I will be
> getting him nuetered next month. Will this help? Thanks for any help
> you can offer.
When my oldest Border Collie was a puppy we gave him a stuffed Barney
doll to play with. We had a patio with a deck on the third and fourth
floor of a building. In front of all our neighbors... he would drag
poor, defenseless Barney onto the porch and "rape" him in front of the
neighbors. It was quite embarassing. He outgrew that stage rather
quickly and he really outgrew Barney's size. I think you can get him to
stop if you really try, but I think he'll outgrow it soon enough.
Simon & Murphy too!