My dogs are driving me to distraction!

@GreenMoo (11842)
July 6, 2008 8:08am CST
My dogs are driving me completely nuts today, and I really don't know what to do about them. They are brother and sister and the female is currently on heat so it's important that I keep them apart. She's unlikely to let her brother near her, as every time he gets close she growls and snaps, but I can't risk it. So, boy dog is outside. He's whining and moaning and barking and generally making such a pest of himself that occassionally I let him in. Then he just annoys his sister and I until I throw him out again. Then of course there's the neighbour's dog, who won't leave us alone either. Every time he gets near the house, my male dog chases him off and there's a big fight outside. Seriously, I'd be quite happy to drive them both out into the forest today and leave them there. The female dog has been on heat now for about three days and the lack of sleep is killing me. Any suggestions? If not, sympathy would do LoL
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@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
6 Jul 08
Oh that sucks. I am not looking forward to Shilo's first heat. We have a male dog too but he is fixed so no worries there just will have to deal with neighborhood dogs fortunatly there aren't many of them. When my daughter brought home a kitten about 5 months ago (not the latest kitten who now has a new home) we had it long enough for it to go into her first and second heat and she nearly drove us all mad! So I feel your pain. The only suggestion I can give is to get your female dog a doggie diaper designed for in heat females. We have one ready for Shilo's first heat.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
6 Jul 08
I've never heard of those, but they sound useful. In these circumstances, I can't see them stopping the dogs being annoying though. He's still be able to smell her, and she'd still try to bite his head off (I have every sympathy with her!). GRrrr!
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@ellie333 (21029)
6 Jul 08
Hi GreenMoo, It will have to be tea and sympathy from me I'm afraid as I haven't a clue what to do about it. Hopefully she won't be on heat much longer and you can play catch up on your sleep. Ellie :D
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@GreenMoo (11842)
6 Jul 08
I'm always up for a cup of tea, preferably with a ginger nut to go with it. Thanks very much!
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@ellie333 (21029)
6 Jul 08
I have some rich tea or custard creams, no ginger nut though! Sorry. Are you a dunker? Ellie :D
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@GreenMoo (11842)
6 Jul 08
Hmmm, I'd dunk a ginger nut as they have good adhesive qualities, but I fear a custard cream would collapse and fall in. There's nothing worse than a biscuit sludge on the bottom of your mug!
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@ElicBxn (59688)
• United States
8 Sep 08
my advice - better late than never I guess - get them fixed so they stop this
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@GreenMoo (11842)
14 Sep 08
I wish, I wish that was an option. Unfortunately they are my partner's dogs, and he doesn't want to have the female done just yet as he'd like her to have a litter one day.
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@ElicBxn (59688)
• United States
14 Sep 08
That sounds like the other roommate - turned out she was wanting her ELEVEN year old dog to have a litter! That would've KILLED her!
• Nigeria
7 Jul 08
well i suggest u let them be together both th e female and the male dogs since the female is on heat now for up to three days so i think u keep them together. u know dogs can really get u upset attimes u know u get they can drive u nut. dogs are good u know i love training them. it s real cool.
@GreenMoo (11842)
8 Jul 08
I'm glad to say that the female's period of heat has now passed so things are back to normal. I don't know if you saw my latest discussion though, about the male dog killing one of my chickens? It's non stop trouble with these dogs LoL
@dragon54u (30578)
• United States
6 Jul 08
Get her spayed? That's a great solution unless you intend to breed her! Too late for this round, but you might get him something to chew on, like a bully stick that will hold his attention. Or your could neuter him unless he's breeding stock. Poor Moo! I do sympathize!
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@GreenMoo (11842)
6 Jul 08
I'd love to get her spayed, but unfortunately my hubby would like her to have at least one litter before hand. And it never ever seems to be the right time to have puppies so we have to keep going through this few days of whining and fighting. Never mind, I just took her for a walk and the male wasn't quite as annoying as he was early, so I guess she must be returning to normal. Phew!
• India
6 Jul 08
Awww GreenMoo, hugs........ what else can I say? I prefer a hundred cats to one dog. Dogs are created with fewer brains, I think. My own dog is an eternal puzzle to me. So, I am so sorry I can't help you much. Why don't you get them spayed/neutered? Won't they leave you in peace then? Cheers and happy mylotting
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@GreenMoo (11842)
6 Jul 08
Ha hahhaha, I'm with you there, but don't tell my other half! The dogs are his, and the cats are mine He wants the b1tch to have at least one litter before she's 'done' but it never seems to the right time to have puppies about the place.
@katsmeow1213 (28462)
• United States
6 Jul 08
I'm really not a dog person, I'm a cat person.. however, I wonder why you don't get them fixed, as this would stop her from going into heat, and would stop him from going after her when she's in heat.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
6 Jul 08
My hubby would like her to have one litter before she's spayed, but our rather chaotic lifestyle doesn't lend itself to puppies just now
@MaeTsuen (257)
• Philippines
7 Jul 08
i have 2 pairs of chows living with me... and the 2 males constantly fight when 1 of my female is in heat. Eventhough they had lived their whole lives together. The males fight because the oother one doesn't want the other to go near the female whose in heat. My females grawls and also snaps when my male comes near her... well i end up putting one male chow inside the cage but still inside my house. But they bark as to they want to get out of the cage getting jealous because the other is roaming freely inside the house and is often near the female. I suggest you buy a diaper that fits perfectly for your female dog and just cut a portion of it where the tail could breath. But in United states i bet there are daipers made specifically for dogs in heat. Diapers will help alot because ones a female dog is in heat, it releases scents which like perfume to male dogs so it really does smell good. with diapers it contains the scent. You can actually keep your male dogs inside even if the female is in heat and your neighbor's dog won't be going near your house either.
@Melting (12)
• New Zealand
6 Jul 08
What the?! just get your dogs desexed...simple like that..
@GreenMoo (11842)
6 Jul 08
What? Like right now? Yessir! Actually, we'd like the b!tch to have a litter, but now isn't the right moment.
@darlene06 (284)
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
I used to have dogs before.. and i think it would be good if you join and play with the one outside so that he won't feel left out.. it's what i used to do when we keep the dogs out.. hope this would help..
@GreenMoo (11842)
6 Jul 08
I've taken him for several walks and he's even been out in the car this morning, but as soon as he's back again he's back with the whining thing