Trainer reveals the REAL reason dogs hump people's legs

Trainer reveals the REAL reason dogs hump people’s legs - and it has NOTHING to do with sex Jac Tarrant, a dog trainer in Sydney, has explained why dogs hump people's legs  She said the animals actually humped to express over-excitement or stress Owners should never punish this behaviour as it can have the opposite effect 

By Hannah Moore For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 01:55 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 01:55 BST, 1 August 2019

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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

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

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