Male Dog In Heat Won T Stop Whining

Typically the estrus period for dogs is around 18 days. Why is my male dog whining so much? There are several reasons your male dog is whining so much including; excitement, anticipation, apprehension or anxiety. This behaviour may increase if there is a nearby female dog in heat.

The Benefits of Getting a Male Dog Neutered

According to VCA Animal Hospital, these are the benefits of getting a male dog neutered:

  • Reduces the risk of an enlarged prostate gland that occurs with age.
  • Reduces the risks of perianal adenoma, a benign tumor around the anus.
  • Reduces the risk of testicular tumors.
  • Decreases a dog’s urge to roam as it no longer has sexual urges.
  • Can reduce certain types of aggression.
  • Can prolong a dog’s life (neutered dogs generally outlive unneutered dogs).
  • Can reduce the risk of separation anxiety or fearful elimination.
  • Why Is My Unneutered Male Dog Whining?

    Unneutered male dogs whine because they can sense female dogs in heat. Female dogs release pheromones, that unneutered males pick up on. Male dogs act this way when they’ve reached sexual maturity.

    If you think your puppy is too young for sexual maturity, think again. Some male dogs as young as five months old can impregnate a female dog. Most dog breeds reach sexual maturity between six and nine months of age and are most fertile after 12 months of age.

    In other words, your little six-month-old puppy is entering the teenage phase.

    No matter the age, all an unneutered or ‘intact’ male needs to send him into a spin is to pick up a whiff of the pheromones a bitch in heat releases. These pheromones consist of methyl p-hydroxybenzoate. A bitch in heat releases it every time she stops to urinate.[2]

    If your male can smell a female in heat, he can become obsessed with trying to find her.

    Here are signs that your male dog is obsessing about a bitch in heat:

  • Eats less or stops eating.
  • Marks his territory more than ever – even inside your home.
  • Whines.
  • Tries to escape so he can roam the streets in search of her.
  • Becomes agitated and aggressive.
  • Male Dog In Heat Won T Stop Whining

    Why does a bitch in heat cry excessively?

    The reason your dog is wont stop crying during heat can depend on several factors. A bitch in heat can cry often because she feels sad, anxious, nervous or is seeking attention. Therefore, if your dog experiencing her cycle and doesn’t stop crying, remain aware of her behavior and its changes.

    If the dog is crying during the estrus stage of the heat cycle, it is possible she simply wants to find a mate. We recommend you do not allow her to copulate. Animal shelters are already full of dogs looking for homes and breeding our dogs can put even more stress on this system. While mating might stop the whining during heat, it is not likely the best thing for your dog.

    You may notice your dog is crying excessively during heat and showing other clinical symptoms. These could be signs of a significant health problem. If you observe excessive bleeding from the vaginal area, purulent vaginal discharge, lethargy, hyperactivity or aggressive behavior, it is important to go to your veterinarian. In these cases, your dog may be suffering from an infection such as pyometra or other illnesses of the reproductive system.

    Male Dog In Heat Won T Stop Whining


    Do male dogs whine a lot when in heat?

    Male dog in heat behavior can be difficult to manage. You may find your male dog whining all the time, becoming a bit aggressive, and frequently getting agitated and antsy. These behaviors are perfectly normal when the urge to reproduce takes over, but that doesn’t mean they’re acceptable.

    How can I help my male dog in heat?

    Be sure to take your male dog out for lots of independent exercise and activity and keep him distracted as best as you can. Certain pheromone sprays can also be helpful during these times, particularly if there’s some distance between the two dogs to start.