My male dog has gone nuts

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by NitroxAZ, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    My male dog has been acting really odd for a couple of days. I think is responding to a neighborhood female in heat. I don't know if there is one in heat, just guessing. He has not been eating normally, trying to hump our female who is spayed (she is having no part of it), not sleeping through the night and by my side constantly. The last is not normal, he is normally a Momma's boy. Anybody out there ever experience a non neutered male and their reaction to a heat cycle? How long does the behavior usually last? If this does not go away soon my wife is getting annoyed and wants to clip his :eek::eek:
     
  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    HE'S HORNEY....

    Me unless he is a show winning dog with great lines would cut them nuts off. Much higher risk of cancer and intact males don't live as long as neutered males. That is just me though I am very against back yard breeding as they are not doing anything to better the breed.
     

  3. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    We JUST went through this. We have a male and a female. Plans are to breed them in a couple of years, but right now she is too young and just went into heat for the first time.

    The boy was incorrigible.. LOL

    It lasted about 2 or so weeks. He was constantly trying to hump her, and she was at first having no part of it, then she was more submissive and we had to keep them seperate for about a week.

    Acting funny, not eating, wanting to constantly be up in your lap, or be left completely alone. Just doggie hormones running amock in his poor system.

    After about two or three days of barely eating, he would suddenly become a bottomless pit, then go back to not eating again. I actually went and got him a small steak at one point, cooked it up rare and gave him the whole thing to get him to eat something with some protein in it.

    He slept a lot, and when he wasn't sleeping, he was a handful.

    They make this stuff that I got for him with 'Calm' or 'Calming' in the name. I can't remember it, but I will find it tonight and post it. Anyways, a couple of these chewable tablets with some peanut butter and he was a lot more mellow and not as apt to hump anything he could.

    Basically you are going to have to wait it out bro....

    JD
     
  4. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Remember what you were like at 16? Same for doggies...
     
  5. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Like Eddie says in Christmas Vacation. "It's best if ya just let'm finish"
     
  6. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Agreed, there are plenty of dogs out there for anybody wanting a regular, non-show type dog.
     
  7. suprdave

    suprdave New Member

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    Some days I still act like that. My male broke my damn gate and disappeared for a few days. I figured he was a goner, but he hame back! If he pulls that crap again, he's getting the snip!
     
  8. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    Thanks guys. That is pretty much what I was thinking. My current avatar is a pic of the young man. He is actually a beautiful Boxer and I want to breed him with another AKC female. We have been told when we first got him that his markings and presence are very desirable in the breed. Worst case, if Momma can't handle it, he will have to say goodbye to the B:eek::eek:ys.
     
  9. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    So if his dog locks himself into his room and starts playing Metallica real loud no worries?
     
  10. suprdave

    suprdave New Member

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    It's just a phase...a phase that I still haven't grown out of!
     
  11. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Wife

    I have a wife who is equally unreasonable at least once a month :confused:
     
  12. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Albuquerque, you have to spade or neuter your dogs, if not and caught the fine is not good. Also, the cost of have a breeder's license is $150.00 a year fee and inspection. Albuquerque is limited to 4 dogs and 2 cats, anymore and license is required at the cost of $25.00 a year.

    We are awaiting an inspector to check out the property for 5th dog approval. The city pound allowed us to take home the 5th Dog (Belgium Tervuren). She is smart; but, has anxiety issues.
     
  13. zhuk

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    Yeah, par for the course. A relative told me once about how a phalanx of male dogs in the district would camp outside the family's fence when their ***** was on heat; staying there day after day and getting thinner and thinner...whining and yelping. Some stayed to the point of physical collapse; probably their kidneys gave out.

    Mind you, this was in the 30s when no one got their dogs desexed.
     
  14. M14sRock

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    I have a 100 lb Belgian Groenendael. Calling him "anxious" would be a tremendous understatement. He is my second, and the first was the best dog who ever lived.

    Belgians are great dogs if you get the right match.
     
  15. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I agree, this 2.5 year old is great and is attached to us; however, we have behavior specialist coming out to assist. She was in and out of the pound because of issues. I am hoping for some positive enforcement form them. She gets here 5 minutes and climbs the wall (almost). Will update!
     
  16. M14sRock

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    Sounds familiar. Our current Belg was adopted out 5 times and returned each time. Then we got his crazy azz.

    I have always had the policy of letting the dog pick me and never had an issue. My German Shep is outstanding, but the Belg is nuts. I blame my wife. Ha.

    Good luck with your behaviorist.
     
  17. DrumJunkie

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    Heh..Boys will be boys :cool:
     
  18. spittinfire

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    Like JD said, takes about 2 weeks. My mom raises dogs and when one is in heat, the boys are crazy, almost exactly what you described. Once it passes, they're back to normal.
     
  19. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    Thanks for all of the info. I haven't had this issue before. We will wait it out.
     
  20. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Thanks,

    Behavioris came out, worked with us before on the other dogs - they worked them.

    Worked for her, now we have to reinforce the behavior on her. I have to convince my wife not to allow the Bassett Hound on the couch! :D

    The hammer will come down! I too blame the wife for some. Heidi (Belgian) was passed down 3 times, we are the fourth. I am not giving her up!