Humping Issue with Jack Russell Terrier

by Lori
(Paulding, OH )

My 1 and 1/2 year old Jack Russell/Chi Mix is in a cage for approx 4 hours day. When we come home he starts humping the air and gets an errection of unsizable lenght and can't move for several minutes. This happens on a daily, sometimes more than once basis. He has been nuetered. I don't know if he needs to take something or he is that glad to see us? It's quite disturbing and embarrassing, especially when someone other than family comes over to let him out. Any suggestions?

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Jack Russell humping
by: Erin

Is this a new behavior? If so, it can't hurt to have him checked out by a vet just in case. If he gets a clean bill of health you may want to see if the humping may be due to boredom or pent up energy. Is he getting enough exercise or mental stimulation? Maybe he needs more. And it might be good to give him a treat/long last chew like a Kong as he is being let out of his cage and them immediately take him for a walk so that he is not given the opportunity to air hump (because it sounds like it happens alot right after he is let out of his cage).

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