Puppies' Behavior with Teddy Bear

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Puppies' Behavior with Teddy Bear

Post by Jim Hil » Mon, 01 Apr 1996 04:00:00



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.  

 
 
 

Puppies' Behavior with Teddy Bear

Post by Lesley Morga » Tue, 02 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> 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.

-Les
Simon & Murphy too!

 
 
 

Puppies' Behavior with Teddy Bear

Post by storm » Wed, 03 Apr 1996 04:00:00



says...
Quote:

>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.  

Neutering will definitely help with this problem.  Also a firm but kind
"no" may get the point across to him.  When he starts this, distract him
with his favorite toy.  Do not make a fuss over him when he tries to
breed the teddy, but do make a big fuss over him when he is doing
something more appropriate.  Good luck from Janis