Well Gizmo is just over 4 months, and from what I understand it's usually around the 5-6 months they hit puberty. So I guess Gizmo might be early.
If this is the case I do not know, or if he as been learning from watching the other dogs…in any case he has become one little "pervert". And the shame, and embarrassment comes flowing in!
At the dog park he is experimenting, on how to "get it on"...with very little success.
He, for some reason, picks only the large dogs, and he sticks to their sides. So what I have to witness is my sweet Gizmo standing almost vertical attempting to do "hip thrusts"...since he is standing so stretched out this movement is close to imposable. So this comically results in him doing very small jumps up and down instead. :rolleyes:
Since he is a pup, most of the dogs allow this. But once Dennis (a King Poodle), whom Gizmo gets along great with, came to the park and Gizmo attempted his "new skills" on him! Dennis would have no such thing. And he barked and "snaps" at Gizmo. Which I smiled at, because I hoped Gizmo would learn that this kind of behavior was not welcome.
But alas. Gizmo, being full of teenage "hornyness", did not pick up the signals and keeps going for it.
Dennis did everything he could to stay away, and eventually had to continually run all over. The result was one VERY tired Gizmo at the end of the day. But now I fear Gizmo has stepped over a line with his friend. But we shall see...
On another day, there where no dogs. So Gizmo decided to have a go at the small grass "bumps" on the ground. So he jumps on one, and starts thrusting away! Ahaha, oh man, I am SO happy no one was there watching! But I still was embarrassed and yelled "NO!" at him, stopping him.
It's only getting worse day by day. Now....how should i put this....eh...the "red lipstick" comes out of the casing...if you catch my drift. And it can be anything from me picking him up and having him on my lap...woops there it is! From him just sitting there doing nothing...out it comes!
Now I know it's only natural, but lord is it ever embarrassing! Especially when you think of the saying that "the dog is a reflection of the owner", how they look alike, and act alike...
Man, what does that say about me? Some sick pervert that goes after anything that moves. Haha!!
Also he is hooked on smelling the other dogs privat areas! Not just once, or twice, but he will run after them with his nose up in their buisness! Even when they lift a leg to pee, or poop, he sticks his nose right up in there! Needless to say, he has gotten dirty several times....and in the shower he goes when we get home...sigh...
I can only laugh along with the other owners at the dog park as they all watch Gizmo failing and making a fool out of himself. But inside I am wishing I was dead.....oh the shame! :o