Peter Andre has had his dog neutered because he kept ''humping'' pillows.

The 'Behind Closed Doors' hitmaker decided to take his pet pug charlie to the vets in order to take medical action against the frisky canine's sexual urges at home.

Responding to a twitter comment from a fan which read, ''How's Charliepugs 2nite! Has he found a new cushion 2 mate!(sic),'' he replied, ''no he got the snip today poor thing . No humping pillows (sic)''

Earlier this week, Peter - who raises stepson Harvey, nine, son Junior, six, and four-year-old daughter Princess Tiaamii with ex-wife Katie Price - praised Charlie as a ''pure legend'' because the dog had had such a good time at a family barbecue.

He tweeted: ''Did an awesome Barbie today for friends and fam but who do you think like it the most ???? Yep Charlie pug . Pure legend. (sic)''

Peter adopted Charlie from Battersea Dog's Home in London after his owners moved abroad and had to leave him in the UK in January.

And the mischievous mutt fitted right into his family.

He tweeted: ''Welcome Charlie Pug :))) we love him. He is a dude.

''He was a rescue Pug at Battersea and me J and P spent some time there and Loved the little champ. The other owners were apparently very good but had to move overseas I'm sure he was really loved by them too. One Of Us already. (sic)''