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Male Dominence

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Our Labradoodle is 5 Months old and is an absolute joy to both my husband and myself. I do everything that "packleader's" are suppose to do. We had him nuetered at 4 months old, thinking that his humping might subside. My only problem with him has been, when taking him out to play frizbe, or ball, he gets that look in his eye, and he starts humping me. I sternly say "off", with a let him know who's boss. He then proceeds to show his teeth and bark loudly at me....all the while waging his tail.

I have MS and will be taking our Mojo to be a service dog when is is old enough.

My guestion to the male labradoodle owners out there is, have any of you experienced the dominence behavior?

Thanks for your input,

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My dog Doc does that quite a bit still and he's 13 months old now. I also got him neutered at 4 months. I read that it can also be something they do when playing, too, and not always dominance. It sounds to me like your dog is just being playful. When Doc does it, I just gently push him down and distract him with a toy (an acceptable way to play)
I think the website that Kingston Todd referenced is very good. Even though your dog is doing it in play, it could be handled the same as if it was out of dominance. They have to learn it is an unacceptable way to play. Knowing that it is a playful behavior rather than aggressive, though, would make me feel better about it though.
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