Why Do Female Dogs Mount Their Owners?

By Tom •  Updated: 10/06/22 •  3 min read
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Why Do Female Dogs Mount Their Owners?

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Just a warning—this is a bit of a sensitive topic. We’ll keep it clean, though! This article is about why female dogs mount their owners. Believe it or not, many female dogs do this to their pet parents! But why?

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Does your female dog mount you? We understand this can be embarrassing and worrisome behavior. So, we’ve put together some information about why female dogs mount their pet parents. Let’s get started!

Why Does a Female Dog Mount Her Pet Parents?

So, what makes a dog mount? There are several reasons a female dog may act like this, including:

Showing dominance: a female dog may mount her pet parents to show she’s dominant. It’s possible, especially in dog breeds that will take over as the head of the house if the pet parents don’t.

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Showing possession: some female dogs can be territorial, protective, and jealous. If you’re her favorite person, your female dog may be letting the other dogs, pets, and people in your home know that you belong to her!

Seeking attention: a dog may mount her pet parents if she’s trying to get their attention. And if you scold your dog for this behavior, even negative attention is better than no attention.

Boredom: may also cause a dog to mount her pet parents. When dogs are bored and have nothing to do and no attention, they will find ways to relieve their boredom. This can include mounting their pet parents.

Stress & anxiety: dogs suffering from stress and anxiety can cause them to mount their pet parents. This activity can relieve their stress and anxiety and help the dog calm down.

Health issue: another common issue is that a female dog may have an underlying health issue, such as a urinary tract infection, skin allergy, or another problem. She may find relief from pain and itchiness by mounting her pet parents.

What to Do If Your Dog Mounts You

As you can see, there are several reasons that can lead a female dog to mount her owners. This can be normal behavior in dogs, including female dogs. However, it’s a symptom of a problem, whether the dog may be suffering from stress and anxiety, boredom, or a health issue.

So, if you’re not able to get your fur baby to stop mounting you, it’s a good idea to call the vet. Your canine companion should be checked for any medical conditions that may be causing this behavior.

The vet may determine your fur baby is completely healthy. If so, they may suggest getting together with a dog trainer or a canine behaviorist to get to the bottom of what’s causing your dog to act this way.

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Tom

Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!
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