Why is my dog being humped?

Humping can be caused by various reasons, such as: heightened excitement levels, or a rude way of saying “I am the leader”. Or it could be a play gesture which becomes a habit over time. Regardless of the reason, our handlers are trained to separate dogs engaging in humping gestures. If the behavior becomes a frequent nuisance to others in playgroup, a small lightweight backpack will be placed on the humper and it usually stops their behavior.