Obedience classes...... With female that maybe in a heat?

Discussion in 'Obedience & Sports' started by Sheila Braund, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Sheila Braund

    Sheila Braund New Member

    i have signed us all up for Obedience classes..... I swear my Bella (Old English) thinks she's higher in the pecking order then my husband. My husband really is one of those "cat" people. That being said his a real softy..... So we're all signed up and paid for..... Bella is 16 months old..... She had her first full blown heat in September. Now she's starting to act like she's in a heat again.... Is that possible? If she is I really can't take her to classes with other dogs.... She's a real bully to other females when she was in her heat last time. Or should I just slap her diaper on her and go?
  2. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    If she is in heat I wouldn't risk class. With Kahlua it was really obvious when she was (her vagina got really really big and swollen).
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  3. Sheila Braund

    Sheila Braund New Member

    Hi Nik,
    thank you for sharing your experience with me.
    Bella's last heat she was very swollen. If she is going into a heat she's in the very beginning of it. It's her behaviour that has me wondering. And I can't remember if this breed goes into a heat 2x's a year or not..... I guess I could google that.
    I think I will try it tomorrow and see.... There's only another 3 dogs in this class and Bella out weighs them all by 100 lbs ..... So I really don't think they will hurt her. And really I signed "us" up my husband and I because he really needs training .... Not so much the dog lol
  4. scorning

    scorning Member

    Usually the class will have a policy about it. I'm able to take my intact Doberman to nosework and barn hunt when she is in heat if she wears panties, but not to her rally class. If your instructor doesn't have any issues, I would take her but pick a spot close to the door so you can leave easily if your dog doesn't end up settling or its too disruptive for the other dogs.

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