Is my on heat dog making all the neighbourhood makes bark and howl?

(10 Posts)
KB197 Wed 28-Aug-19 21:31:22

Soo, my JRT has come into her second season a couple weeks ago and bled for 2 weeks but it’s now pretty much finished (we are planning to get her spayed, just haven’t done it yet). She has been quiet if anything, pretty chilled out like normal (other than the usual excitement when the postman knocks or next doors cat is outside). Hasn’t affected her behaviour at all but this could change now the bleeding phase has started.

I’ve noticed the last 4 or 5 days a lot of dowgs howling and barking in the neighbourhood, more so than before. Is it just a coincidence or are they sensing my dog?

It’s common knowledge that unneutered male dogs can sniff out bitches on heat but from how far away?

she hasn’t had any walks around the neighbour since being on heat. She has gone for a few very early on lead walks to the beach when nobody was around but not in our village since she’s been bleeding.

Could she be making these neighbourhood male dogs bark?

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fivedogstofeed Thu 29-Aug-19 07:06:39

Quite possibly. If she's stopped bleeding she is at her most fertile and dogs will be desperate to get to her. They can definitely smell from several miles away.

mrsjoyfulprizeforraffiawork Thu 29-Aug-19 13:56:20

Yep. My previous dog was unneutered when I first had her living with me in Greece(she was a stray) and we were besieged by about 7 or so dogs at any one time outside the door/window/bathroom. A blizzard came on in the night and one was howling his lurve outside the window all through it. When we went out for a toilet break/small walk, we were accompanied everywhere by the gang and I had to be very nippy to stop them leaping upon her. Sadly, when she was neutered by local vet, he was unable to remove her ovaries completely so she continued to come into season though not able to conceive, so things did not improve with regard to lovesick dogs.

mrsjoyfulprizeforraffiawork Thu 29-Aug-19 14:00:53

Mine was not at all chilled out when in season - she was always madly seeking out a male. She would spot them about half a mile away and drag me towards them, whimpering. She was really weird for the whole time. It was such a relief when she started to calm down again and go back to being laid back.

MagneticSingularity Thu 29-Aug-19 14:02:21

Stop planning to get her spayed and just do it. Why have you let it go for two seasons? It’s uncomfortable for her, she has an anxious urge to mate and it incites the local dogs for the same reason - the barking and howling has got to be annoying for other people in the neighborhood too.

Branleuse Thu 29-Aug-19 14:02:24

Yes, they will be frantic and desperate to mate her

HeadsDownThumbsUpEveryone Thu 29-Aug-19 14:10:36

Of course she will be sending them all loopy and the barking and howling is most likely a result of her being in season, they will be able to smell her miles away.

On a separate note in the time you wrote this post you could have rung the vets and booked her in to be spayed...


HairyDogsOfThigh Thu 29-Aug-19 14:25:05

The best time to get her spayed is between seasons, so wait 3 months and then book her in. If you are prone to forgetting, make a note in your diary to do it.

ItStartedWithAKiss241 Thu 29-Aug-19 14:29:45

Definitely! My MIL’s male dog does crazy when the neighbours dog is fertile! X

adaline Thu 29-Aug-19 16:37:08

Definitely. Mine goes bonkers when a dog is in heat nearby.

Please get your dog spayed - she's at risk of pyometra (and that risk goes up the more seasons she has) and it can be fatal if not caught in time.

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