Thanks idirdog and Yoni. I called the trainer at 8.30 and he said she was fine and not properly in season yet. We went along to the training where there were 2 dogs and they weren't interested in her. However I think we may be missing the next 3 weeks of training as she will probably be in season by next Saturday if she starts to bleed by then.
Our nearly 8 month old puppy is coming into season and as she's our first dog and first experience of a season, wanted to ask for advice:
Her back end has been looking puffy for some weeks which I know is a sign and just the past 4 or 5 days her bits are changing and looking more swollen. No bleeding yet.
I have dog training with her in the morning and wondered whether I should avoid taking her. A friend of mine said this stage can last for weeks and to avoid taking her out when she starts bleeding and for 3 weeks after that. Is this correct? I'm half way through doing a 6 week level training with her with an assessment at the end which I don't want to miss unnecessarily but obviously will if she is getting into a dangerous time to be out and about.