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WHY IS MY DOG MOUNTING?
One of the most frequent behavior questions we are asked is "why is my young puppy or older neutered male dog mounting?" They will mount toys, other animals, owner's legs and of course, your house guest's legs when they come to visit (really embarrassing when it is your preacher or your grandmother!!)
Many owners think this is sexual and it can be in an intact (unneutered) male. However we see the problem primarily in young puppies prior to reaching puberty and at other times in older neutered males, and at times in females as well.
What are the possible causes?
5 basic motivations for mounting:
What can I do about it?
Note: A lot of the information for this page came from NACC Clinician?s Brief, January 2012 publication.