Although our dogs are pets, they remain dominated by their wild instincts when it comes to sexuality. If dog sexuality is always prohibited, you need to know that the behavior that accompanies it needs to be controlled and framed by the owner. It’s not about forcing the dog or controlling its behavior, but about educating it to be a social animal capable of behaving well in the presence of its congeners, humans and other animal species.
So, we can talk about sex education. It is even more important to act so as not to allow bad behavior, the man above all seeks to establish a relationship of domination with his master and to test his authority. Let’s look at this case.
What are the sex life cycles of a dog?
Before approaching the idea of sex education for our doggie friends, it is important to understand the cycles of their sexuality.
Adolescence corresponds to the first skills of sex and display. In females, it occurs earlier, between the ages of 5 months and about 9 months, or even later for older offspring. In men, it is too late because it starts between the ages of 9 months and 12 months. Males from large offspring may reach puberty again later.
Adolescence marks an important time in a dog’s life. In fact, he left the puppy stage to become an adult dog. As a result, its growth stops. So from this stage it is possible to cast or sterilize your animal. An operation too early can have detrimental consequences on its progression.
Female sex cycles
Women experience two heat cycles per year, usually six months apart, although this distance can vary from one to two months. The heat cycle lasts for three weeks, knowing that the fertile period arrives between the 9th day and the 13th day. During this, the woman has blood loss at the level of the vulva and her behavior changes.
However, the female dog is not very active. She was not looking for men to marry. On the other hand, it attracts them through the hormones and odors it releases. Men visit her, so they are usually seen wandering around the house during these three weeks of the cycle. In times of heat, the woman accepts their contact and the rent, or act of rent. However, he kept them outside in the hot weather.
Except for the hot seasons, the female dog will rarely show the appearance of a sexual nature. Some rub their vulva with various supports, but this phenomenon remains marginal. However, attempts to reproduce males have been systematically rejected.
Male sex cycles
The man has no time in the heat. Plus, we spoke instead of rut for him. Male dogs, on the other hand, are ready to mate at any hour if they notice a hot female around. In fact, males take the smell and hormonal signals of females in the heat and seek to approach them to marry.
Aside from the hot seasons, men maintain a habit full of sex marks. They tear the legs, pillows or other types of animals, mainly by imitating a protrusion. Some licked their genitals. Doggies are looking for petting and lying on their backs, especially during play, but it’s important not to respond to them and not to provoke this kind of behavior.
In fact, these sexual behaviors may be related to an attitude of testing the master’s authority or a desire for social domination. It is important to react by restraining them so as not to allow the animal to question its master’s dominant status.
The dog’s sexual freedom, of course … but it has its limitations!
The dog has natural sexual needs and urges, but it is important not to allow this freedom to expand. Even if many owners are reluctant to intervene, in order to avoid any feeling of frustration with their animal, it is nevertheless important to curb these behaviors by setting specific limits.
Remember that your pet is not a wild dog. Living in a homely setting requires establishing rules of conduct that are intended to socialize it. You can’t make your dog unhappy by suppressing his sexual motivation, you are teaching him to naturally live in society, as you do in the context of all his learning.
You can’t reasonably allow your dog to scratch the legs of your guests or passers-by or try to mate with other animals. Just like you forbid him to do something stupid, you have to “no!” or a “stop!” closing to stop this behavior. By doing this, you will help your dog to socialize, to adopt the correct rules of behavior with other dogs, with humans and other animal species, as in the context of any learning.
If you are organizing a projection, be sure not to stay present to observe the scene. To avoid reinforcing the dog’s sexual behavior in the presence of his family, don’t position yourself as a spectator. Leave the room and let things happen naturally. You don’t have to attend.
Sex education in dogs: yes, it is possible!
In the male, sexual and behavioral displays outside of women’s hot seasons are intended to allow him to impose himself as dominant in front of the master and test authority later. In fact, for wild dogs – like many other animal species – the dominant dogs are those that mate with females.
So it’s natural for the master – and highly recommended! – do not allow this inappropriate behavior to present themselves without reaction. It’s about educating your dog and teaching him to be a sociable animal living in society, with its codes and following its instructions.
If you don’t intervene, you will allow your dog to impose himself on you and you will not teach him the proper behavior to follow in order to live well in contact with his congeners, humans and other animals. Just as you won’t let him urinate all over your furniture – the act of urinating is natural – don’t let him adopt dominant and inappropriate sexual behaviors.
How to do it? Just by setting boundaries and sticking to them. Don’t give up and you can maintain a good relationship with your little partner.
If your dog tries to rub your legs or someone else’s, if he tries to lift a pillow or another animal, tell him “no!”, A “stop!” or a “stop!” approach and push it away. Then tell him to “sit down!” if he mastered this command to force him to stop and stop. However, if he insists and persists, he will be sent to his basket.
Also avoid, during these times, and especially during the heat, stroking your doggie for long periods of time so that it doesn’t get aroused without your knowledge. You will notice that female dogs are more likely to be close to their male master at this time and males to their female master. Some doggies may even complain to the mate when the latter hugs his wife in his arms, for example, a behavior that should not be allowed to settle, because the dog here seeks to impose his dominance.