First heat cycle (crate for entire time?)
Know this is old, but I thought I would try.
Piper is in her first heat. I have been keeping her in crate for it since she has had very little training and I only got her 2 1/2-3 months ago.
She had a week of clear/creamy discharge, then we are on week 3 of spotting/bleeding. She gets walked 8-10 times a day out in the yard on leash. He food was cut back as she wasn't eating much at all. She pitches a temper (my guess) because I am not with her constantly and steps on the water bowl, so I resorted to ice cubes. She loves those. I keep up with some of her basic training while in crate (up, sit, down, watch me).
She was just 1 year old on 2/15. I am wondering how much longer? I know this morning she was still spotting and her attitude is still temperamental.
I treat my females exactly the same when in heat or not (or do you have males in the house ???) so don't crate them when I'm home. You know there are panties you can put on the dog with a sanitary pad so there is no mess to clean up, right?
This is just an example:
I don't crate my girls when they are in heat when I am home either. Neither one of them are that messy. It's easy enough to keep them off the furniture, and I don't have carpet. Any spots on the floor are simple to clean up with enzyme cleaner and a swiffer type mop. Of course my male has to relocate to his breeder's for the duration... :rolleyes:
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