You can typically stop your female dog from mounting humans by training it to sit on cue, distracting it with toys or treats, eliminating stress triggers and by spaying the doggie.
The methods stated above work under varying circumstances. And the particular method you should employ to curb mounting by your female pooch depends on what motivates your doggie to mount.
How To Stop Mounting During Playtime?
If your female dog tends to hump other pooches or its stuffed toys during playtime, then the recommendation is that you leave such a dog alone. As stated earlier, dogs are quite playful and expressive, and a female dog may mount as a means of channelling its excitement.
However, if you’re uncomfortable with the idea of your female dog humping your pillow or other canines in doggie parks, you can try any of the methods listed below to curb the act.
Immediately you notice your female dog about to hump the pillow or another dog, you can toss the doggie’s favorite toy at it, as an attempt to divert its attention elsewhere. Alternatively, you can initiate a game your female dog enjoys playing or give it a chewable toy – whichever one is more convenient at that moment!
Teaching your dog to sit on cue or to obey basic doggie commands, can also come in handy, if you ever have to stop your female pooch from mounting. Training of your female dog should be started as early as possible, and should be done in collaboration with positive reinforcement to encourage acts of obedience.
If your female dog tends to mount when stressed, identifying and minimizing exposure to the cause of its stress may help reduce mounting.
Understandably, identifying the cause of stress in your dog may take time, but once you can pinpoint the trigger, getting rid of such a trigger, or finding ways for your dog to be more comfortable around the trigger will certainly help in the long run.
How To Stop Sexually Motivated Mounting In Female Dogs?
For female dogs that mount when they’re in heat or when they come in contact with other female dogs, spaying such dogs may help reduce or completely stop the mounting displays.
Spaying is the sterilization of a female dog via the surgical removal of its ovaries and uterus. And along with the removal of these sexual organs, the female dog’s sexual urges are also eliminated or reduced greatly, thereby helping to curb mounting.