Originally Posted by Jazzy&Veronica
I personally would just be concerned about stopping the behavior because it's unwanted without reading a whole lot more into it as it seems you are not certain of the root cause.
The correction can simply be some indication of "No stop it", and then the human actually interrupts and stops the behavior and directs the dog's attention elsewhere to something you feel is appropriate.
Be consistent, do it every single time the behavior occurs; and stop your daughter from laughing because that probably is feeding into the dog's behavior...she/you need to make it clear that the behavior is unwelcomed.
As much as I've been consistent with the correcting over the last week or so Luna has ceased humping my daughter, but continues to mount and hump my 2 year old.
Example, I'm cooking dinner, children doing HW, dogs playing as usual, out of the blue Luna begins to M&H. Granted I should be paying attention, but I'm cooking dinner & thus concentrating on not burning down the house, while simultaneously chiming in when the kids ask a question about HW help. Or I could be showering and my daughter will yell, " mom she's going it again".
I don't want to crate either one as they are well behaved with the exception of Luna M&H, so I'm going to continue my firmness and quick correction with the hope she either stops or outgrows it.
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