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Duck mounting dog - Mating or aggressive behavior?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ideazoo, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Ideazoo

    Ideazoo New Egg

    Jul 23, 2012
    Recently I noticed one duck trying to hop on my dogs back. Usually when we are all hanging out in the yard. He looks agreessive when he does it.
    Ducks are about 10 weeks old and I'm not sure if they are male or female yet.
    Any idea if it's a dominance or mating behavior?
    Are there any good books / articles on duck behavior?

  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    In case I haven't done so yet,

    Welcome to Duckdom!


    Could be he is feeling his oats, could be a combination of aggression and play, actually.

    I must ask . . . how does the dog handle it?
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2012
  3. Ideazoo

    Ideazoo New Egg

    Jul 23, 2012
    The dog is used to being picked on by the ducks so he just gets up and walks away.

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