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Why is my female yorkie humping

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My female yorkie is humping things.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 9 years ago.
If she is in heat its a common reaction to the hormones in her system. Females will 'hump' males to stimulate them to mate.
Dogs also do this when there is an infection around the vulva area that itches.
In addition to being a sexual behavior this is also a dominance behavior and she may be humping things to prove she is the boss.
Hope this helps you!