Why Do Dogs Get Stuck Together When Mating?
Dogs get stuck together during mating because of the tie phenomenon, which happens when the male dog’s penis swells inside the vagina after the ejaculation, leaving them stuck.
This happens because dogs’ penises have gland tissues that begin to expand only after they enter the female, in particular the bulbus glandis which can grow twice as thick and three times as wide as when it’s flaccid, becoming also very stiff.
At the same time, the female will squeeze the vagina muscles around the penis, completing the tie.
During this process, the male dog dismounts the female and the two dogs usually stand rear-to-rear until they unstuck themselves.
In terms of evolution, scientists think that the tie serves many different purposes:
How long does a dog stay in heat?
The simple answer to this question would be 2 weeks, but I’m sure you want to know a bit more about this matter, don’t you?
Well, the first thing you should know is that female dogs have periods, too.
As soon as your dog reaches puberty, you can expect cycles of fertility, and that’s when your pet will be in heat and ready to mate.
More so, your doggy will probably be in heat for the first time very early.
The first time for smaller dogs is around the 6th month, while for larger ones, it usually happens after 18 months old.
Your dog will be in heat once every six months unless it’s the Basenji breed, which is in heat only once a year.
Make sure, though, to avoid letting your dog mate during the first two cycles since the eggs won’t be ready.
When you decide to let your dog mate, make sure to talk to your vet and consult her/him about it.
While the bleeding during this part of the cycle may last for only two weeks, your female dog will still be fertile and in heat for at least one more week.
How To Get Your Dog Unstuck After Mating?
There is no safe way to get dogs unstuck after breeding because the mating process doesn’t require breeder intervention.
If you see your dogs locked together, let nature do its thing and wait for them to separate willingly.
Besides, even if you wanted to intervene, there is no way to get your dogs unstuck without hurting them and you should absolutely avoid trying.
Sometimes dogs may start whining and whimpering, seemingly feeling pain during this process.
At times, they may actually feel pain, especially the female, and you may be tempted to help.
However, this is totally normal and you would do more damage trying to force them apart.
Only if the dogs remain stuck for way too long, you can reach the female and pat gently on her head to relax her, so that she will release her muscles and let the male go.
Mating is a natural process that dogs have been carrying out for thousands of years, so it is engraved in their DNA and you can be sure they will be able to get themselves unstuck without external help sooner or later.
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