females in heat-scent radius?
My boy has been driving me batty the last 3 days. He does not want to stay in the house at all, he wants to be outside. He's never outside alone. He's going outside & running around the yard with his nose in the air...like he wants to enhale as much as he can. Then his nose is to the ground and he's on a mission, jerky movements, running the perimeter of the property, then he will whine a little.
When he's in the house he's pawing at the door to go out. He's not crated at night & has been the last two nights because he's pawing at the door to go out at 2, 3 & 4am...which is just weird for him. At first I was taking him out thinking he had to potty, but no he wants to sniff.
Our property backs a heavy wooded area, so I was thinking maybe critters were coming in the yard that he was smelling? Then I thought about maybe there is a female in heat somewhere?? I don't have females so am clueless about this. We live in a pretty romote area & I know most of the dogs on our street, most are males with the exception of a senior lab.
If he smells a female, how far out can their scent go? Does this sound like what he smells? We have been in training class when a female was coming into heat and he didn't really pay her any mind.