By Hannah Moore For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 01:55 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 01:55 BST, 1 August 2019
Dog trainer Jac Tarrant (pictured with dog Primrose) has revealed the real reason dogs hump people's legs, and she says it's got nothing to do with sex
It is the irritating habit that many dog owners consider very paw form.
But often dogs aren't humping because they want to have sex, but because they are over excited.
Sydney dog trainer Jac Tarrant says the two most common reasons for a dog to start humping were stress and over arousal or excitement, and a need for an outlet to express that influx of emotion.
She told followers of her dog training business, The Dog Nose, that humping was 'a behaviour dogs display when they are brain farting and don't know how else to get their hyper excitement out'.
'It's sort of like when a child becomes over stimulated and they go absolutely feral,' she said.
The trainer shared a