What happens if you separate dogs while mating?
Physically separating them can result in injury to either the male or female dogs genitalia. The dogs may rest, stand, or attempt to move around during this time. They may also change positions, with the male swinging his leg over the female so they are back end to back end.
When a female dog goes into heat, its called “estrus.” When this occurs, youll notice the female will begin sniffing male dogs. You might also see her “presenting.” What this means is that the female canine will turn around and present her rear quarters, while pointing her tail to one side. This is specifically designed to get the males attention. Other behaviors meant for this are things like the female laying her head on the back of a male dog while pawing at him. She may even try mounting the male dog as a way to bring attention to her condition. The next step with having a female dog in heat is what happens when she encounters what professionals refer to as a “sexually intact” male canine. At first meeting, youll likely notice the male dog slowly approaching. He may sniff and lick her as a way to gauge her reactions and receptiveness. If turned down, the male will often back off and try again another time.
In perfect situations, all of this occurs without any pain or discomfort for your female dog. However sometimes there can be variances in mating tendencies, and this can have a direct impact on how your dog behaves. She might try to pull away from the male during the tie. This can result in fairly severe injuries to the male dog, sometimes even necessitating surgery. Additionally, the barking, howling, or other negative behaviors that your female might show can truly traumatize a male dog.
Sometimes, it can be so severe that they more or less become celibate, and unable to mate again. Because of this, a lot of professional dog breeders will keep the two animals on their lap while theyre tied together. While this may seem like a strange thing to do during this “sensitive” period for your dogs, they depend on their humans for support regardless of why or when. When the male dog has finished with his ejaculation, the swelling in the bulb of his penis will eventually begin to lessen. During this time, you may notice one or both dogs cleaning themselves, which usually is a sign of general comfort after copulation. Take care to make sure that the dogs don’t start licking their sensitive areas compulsively post-mating, as this can actually end up injuring them.
Breeding can be a confusing time for both owners and dogs alike. Make sure that you help your dog feel comfortable in new spaces and do your homework when it comes to new situations. If you do things right, you will have a litter of puppies as your reward. Nothing like a house full of playmates.
So, what other motivators could be making your female dog cry during breeding? One possibility lies in the state of their reproductive health. Due to less than great breeding techniques over generations, some female dogs are very prone to tumors. If left unchecked, these can become quite large and painful. Naturally, when tumors occur in the areas of sexual reproduction, pain and discomfort will typically happen. Getting normal veterinarian checkups is crucial to avoiding this type of situation. More often than not, a female dog showing negative reactions to breeding happens if they have never experienced it before. While dogs contain powerful instincts, they can still be put off by new situations. Helping them feel safe is a great way to help them overcome these fears and flourish.
Why do female dogs cry when in heat?
Many female dogs start crying and whining during heat because of all the emotions they are feeling. This can lead to potentially aggressive and destructive behavior. They will also start acting differently, making it seem like you have a completely different dog in your home.