We have a very nervous poodle. Not sure why he has been this way since we brought him home at 9 weeks of age. He is what we call a Nervous humper. He also humps when he gets excited over any little thing.
He was neutered 3 days shy of 6 months old and he is 2 years old now.
We always get on to him when he starts to hump anything. He mostly humps objects or tries to hump our other dog. A 2 year old Terrier mix who is much larger than him.
The other day our Terrier mix decided she wasn't going to take it anymore. And she is a very good dog, never had a single problem out of her and I really don't blame her for what she did.
He was chasing after our terrier and the next thing I hear is our Terrier growl and I see he was trying to hump her so suddenly she flips him, pins him and has her mouth around his neck.
She didn't bite down but she had him in some sort of old. I told her to drop him and she did. He was fine no worse for wear but I refuse to let them out of my sight together again because he didn't learn his lesson he is still trying to hump her.
Another time which I though kind of served him right he got on top of her head and started humping so she just reach up and bit his "Boy Part". No real damage done but he ran off and nurse that area for a little while.
But still didn't learn his lesson.
Again I get onto him every time he does this but for some reason he just won't stop. He is being treated for anxiety issues (mostly separation) and I was told that his humping could very well be a nervous behavior and not a dominance issue.
Any idea how to get him to stop doing this, because I don't like worrying that one day he is going to try this when I can't be watching and our Terrier won't go easy on him.