I have a 2.5 year old Male black lab and he's intact. I just adopted a spayed lab/dane mix and my male won't stop panting/whining. Is there a technique I can use to calm him down? I am getting him neutered as soon as I can find a less-expensive place to get the surgery done.
She is spayed, see the suture marks along the abdomen. He is constantly trying to hump her. She snaps back at him whilst he is just standing there "dry-humping" the air for a minute or two. I have had her for about 8 hours now, and he has been with me for a month. He is not interested in playing. Just to constantly check out her rear-end. People received her from a rescue 3 months ago and have never seen her in heat. They have a bunch of dogs, probably too many, and all the ones I saw today, as for males, were neutered. Don't think Drake is trying to Dominate, just wanting some. Sounds weird, I know
You can try some firm "No" combined with a spray bottle or a whack on a hard object right beside him with a fly swatter, and then time out, in a seperate area. Repeated reinforcement that this is unacceptable behaviour will do it, but she's new in your house hold too, ;so there's that aspect to deal with. Even if you neuter him tomorrow, it won't make a drastic change at this point. If you have a place to seperate them for now would be quite handy.Things will definitely settle down, it will just take some time.
I forgot about the spray bottle, or even what my parents used, a can quarter to half full of coins to make noise. Can I do the same for his whining, he is going to pant, young dog, the pant/whining while it's cute, is kind of getting a little overboard.
Labluvr, I'm gettind confused. You asked about your male lab, bothering the female you just brought home right? Is there something wrong with your new female? The signs of UTI are pretty easy to see, but it should'nt have anything to do with your lab trying to get amorous.
Unless there is a smell of a dog in heat on her or one in heat near by your home dog's do NOT hump as a sexual act it is infact dominance. ERspecially since this is a new addition the pecking order has not been established and humping is ften part of a status thing.
Do NOT let them hump it can cause fights. Correct the male when he does it
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He's calming down. I have a "fix" in that he goes for a toy or a ball when he gets frustrated. Since I had him he has been submissive, usually going with the flow with both males and females. Intact males he doesn't like, my parents dog is spayed and has been for 9 years, he only tried once. With Kelby, everytime she gets up, he tries, and I correct with an "out" for him, flip chip, or throwing the ball, etc. It seems to be working nicely
Labluvr, is this for real? You adopted a dog and it in fact turns out NOT to be spayed. Did you adopt this female from a shelter, or rescue? If you did, you can be sure that they would have given you the correct info on this dog. Where did the suture marks come from? There's something fishy about this whole thing.
Just because she wasn't spayed you got rid of her? That sounds SOOOOO mean. If you think it cost to much you could have taken her to a discount vet that is what we did with all my cats. It only cost use $10 a cat. Dogs here are only $15-20. That is so sad you gave her back....
First, I got her from a rescue. Secondly, the marks appeared to be scar from a surgery but it was a scratch on her abdomen. I gave her back as I was misinformed and it is too much with two dogs in one apartment. The area I live in costs 500+ for a neuter and the only way I can get a discount neuter/spay is if I live inside the capital beltway....which I don't. So please, don't flame me, or judge me. I had to do what I had to do, do you actually think it was easy???
I'm sorry, Labluvr, it's hard for me to see that you could mistake a spay scarring from a scratch, and also hard for me to believe that the rescue would'nt have supplied you with the correct info, but sorry if you felt I was trying to belittle you,and also sorry for the way things turned out.