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Thread: my new pup is soon coming into her first heat

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    Oh Joller, you cant walk her while in season, not even in your front yard, every male for 10 miles around will escape and follow you or her scent right to your front door, you will have a dozen males camping in your front yard for a week or 2, all crazy to get at her.

    Im not sure you realize how desperate they are to mate, and what they will do to achieve that.

    My little fellow, dosent eat and goes totaly crazy when my girl is in season, so I usually have to send him to visit my daughter for a while, as they can really hurt themselves.
    He had the male pill so will be ok now till it wears off, but i still seperate them anyway as he can still do the job, but just shoots blanks and is much calmer.
    She will need to stay inside or out for a wee with YOU WATCHING her.
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    Yep, that is how we ended up with that dog living in our driveway for a week. Because we had no idea this dog was on heat (she was like 7 and her owner thought she was desexed and there was no mess at all) so I was still just taking her on walks. I only realised what was going on when she presented her behind to the first male dog she met.

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    All I can say is to agree with what has been said before.

    You need to be super vigilant and never let her out your sight if she is outside at all. When she is outside - she is on a lead.

    When my girls came on heat - I drove them out of the yard to take them somewhere to walk. If I had walked them down the road they would have been 'wee weeing' all the way - which is not what you want ! Most of the time their mind is on other things - like finding likely lads to mate with - so the walks actually turned out to be just car rides.

    Remember it is 3 weeks - not for the rest of their life. What I used to do every day, to see what stage we were at was to touch the bitch around the tail area - where the tail joins the body. If the tail moved either left or right - this is called flagging - then the girl was in the house all the time - except for very quick toilet breaks.

    As it is the first heat for your girl - she is still very young and the last thing you need is litter.

    Don't at any time think that she is all innocent and can be trusted ! As Keira & Phoenix pointed out - girls in some cases can be worse than the boys - as to what they will do to find a mate. I have always crated mine if I wasn't at home - but if you are not going to use a crate - take extra special care where you are going to put her. I've heard of bitches jumping through windows or chewing their way out of a pen or house. Bathrooms are probably the safest place - because they are usually the sturdiest part of the house.

    Good Luck - I hope I haven't scared the 'what evers' out of you - my girls and I survived - and I am sure you will too.

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    oh that sucks, although on the plus side i already know there will only be one dog camping out the front, theres a maltese 4 doors down and when she's on heat the only male that hangs about can't get through a 4 foot pailing fence, the lady there said she takes it back to its owners but they don't do anything to secure their yard so he just comes back

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    What kind of dog is your girl, is she your only dog?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joller View Post
    oh that sucks, although on the plus side i already know there will only be one dog camping out the front, theres a maltese 4 doors down and when she's on heat the only male that hangs about can't get through a 4 foot pailing fence, the lady there said she takes it back to its owners but they don't do anything to secure their yard so he just comes back
    I am very interested as to why you said - 'oh that sucks' ! What were you expecting ? Maybe you need to talk to your vet - or do a bit more research ?

    You asked for feedback here on this forum - and yes you got the feedback that you asked for ! Whether you liked it or not - I am sure all of us that answered - only spoke from experience !

    So Good Luck with it all - and most important - look after your little girl !

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    no i'm very thankful for all the comments, very helpful. when i started writing my last reply your reply wasn't up yet and i was saying it sucked that pip wouldn't be able to go on walks in response to cavalierqld

    she's a jack russel/maltese cross, we have 3 dogs and our other 2 are desexxed boys, my original thoughts were that if any other dog came sniffing about the other 2 dogs would scare them away (they bark when they hear noises on the other side of the fence)

    i've been passing all this information on to my girlfriend (the boss) and although we decided not to have her desexxed (for monetary reasons) all this information has helped us decide that we should get her desexxed, the boss believes quality of life is the most important thing to our pets and our dogs really enjoy their 2 daily walks, having to put up with all this would just be really annoying for us and probably for pippa also, i think we underestimated the lengths that dogs in heat will go to

    so its off to the vet, hopefully before the heat starts

    thanks again for all the helpful comments, i'm sure pippa will have a better life without her stupid gonads messing with her head

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    It makes it sooooo much easier just having them spayed IMO No mess, no fuss, no puppies, no visits from neighbouring dogs!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    It is a great expense, but having an accidental litter would most likely cost you a whole lot more!

    Shop around a bit too, prices for desexing can differ quite a bit from vet to vet. Although of course you also don't want to go to a dodgy vet. RSPCA does concession rates too. Their full price rates are not really cheaper than the average vet though.

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    GREAT decision! Dogs being on heat when not kept for breeding are a total pain in my arse which is why the mother of my oops litter and the 2 females were done. It sure makes life easier.
    Ask your vet for a payment plan or find another one who offers that.

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