Introduction: Female Dog Humping
Female dog humping is a behavior that is often misunderstood and stigmatized by many people. While male dogs are commonly associated with humping and mounting behavior, female dogs also engage in this behavior. Female dog humping can be a normal and natural behavior or a sign of underlying medical or behavioral issues. In this article, we will explore the reasons why female dogs hump, the different contexts in which this behavior occurs, and how to address it.
Hormones and Sexual Maturity in Female Dogs
Female dogs go through sexual maturity between six months to two years of age, during which their hormones start fluctuating. Like male dogs, female dogs also produce hormones like testosterone, which can affect their behavior. Increased levels of testosterone can lead to sexual behavior and mounting, including humping. However, female dogs are unlikely to hump when in heat, as they are busy looking for a mate. Female dog humping can also occur in spayed dogs, indicating that hormones are not the only factor involved in this behavior.