olga: my 8 month old doberman is in heat, how long should i keep her away from other dogs and walking her out of the dog parks?
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Answer by Lorraine
At least three weeks.
Just don't allow her outside at all without supervision.
Answer by Jojo
Females come on heat for approx 3 weeks and should obviously be kept away from entire male dogs.
Don`t walk her anywhere where other dogs walk or you could find male dogs following her scent back to your house.
When i had my female i let her have one heat before spaying her and I used to drive way out into the countryside and walk her along quiet rural lanes where no-one else went.
Males can smell a female in heat from over a mile away so be very vigilant if you live in an area where their are a lot of entire male dogs.
Make sure your garden is secure if you let her out there on her own.
A male can be very persistent and could try and get into your garden by jumping over a fence.
Ps: Chlorophyll tablets (Amplex) from the drug store can "help" mask the smell of the females heat if given daily.
Answer by ☆ Memphis Belle ~
The heat cycle lasts for three weeks, & your b*tch should be kept away from intact male dogs for the entire period.
I took my Dobermann b*tch on lead only walks during off peak dog because as a high energy breed she would have been bouncing off the wall with unspent energy if she had been confined to the house & back garden.
She was walked at off peak dog walking times when I was least likely to encounter other dogs walkers, did not take her to parks or other popular placed to exercise dog.
Answer by American Spaniel&hea
16 too 21 days. Which is 3 weeks, the heat cycle isn't long but boy is it a horrible experience. I think it's same for all female dogs actually, but i believe i'm wrong. So at least 3 weeks, your dog will act strange for that 3 weeks, you'll know the cycle is over when she turns back into herself again.
Answer by Tarah
Female dogs stay in heat for 3 weeks. The first week going into heat, the second "in" heat, and the third is going out of heat. After that 3 weeks is over, it is safe for your dog to get spayed.
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