mounting spayed dog relentlessly :/
My boyfriend's 3 year old un-neutered male Saint Bernard continually tries to mount my 7 yr old spayed Blue tick Coonhound. He is relentless and whines, pants, drools and cannot relax around her or without her around it seems. Other than having him neutered, is there a way to curb this behavior? (Other male dogs try to mount her, too).
on Jan 23rd 2013
in Other Behavior & Training
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Many, many times when dogs continually try to mount a spayed female it turns out the female has a UTI and is putting off an odor to the other dogs suggestive of the smell of being in heat.
This mounting behavior can be the ONLY physical sign that there is an infection present.
My suggestion would be to take a urine sample to your vet for analysis,
To the Guest poster... I have unneutered male dogs, have always had them and they NEVER mount a female or any other dog. On the other hand, I have seen plenty of NEUTERED males continually mounting other dogs.
To suggest that by neutering this male dog the behavior will stop is wrong...it most likely will have no effect at all, especially if she is suffering from a UTI. Furthermore, his not being neutered certainly DOES NOT explain the other dogs who also try to mount the OP's dog!
Toto, CD, RN, CGC answered on Jan 23rd.
You can bet that it won't stop until your boyfriend neuters his dog. Other "fixed" dogs, males or females, sometimes try to mount my neutered male dog, too, but they lose interest if I don't allow it. In your instance with the whining, anxiety, panting, etc., neutering is your only answer. There are lots of affordable and even free neutering services provided so there really is no excuse not to have your dog fixed. Please encourage your boyfriend to do so to save you all a lot of stress.