June 13, 2005

I Feel So Violated

Well Lance has finally realized he is a male dog.

Yep, violation took place over the weekend.

Nope, his toys are all still virgins (that we know of).

I learned this weekend that male dogs do not differenciate between female dogs and female humans in "heat".

I am (technically to him) in "heat".

I feel so dirty, blech.

He would get behind me and grab my hair and *shudder* ... oh I can't go on, but it's seared .. seared into my head (literally).

We had planned on competing with him in Conformation (showing dogs in the ring), which requires "intact" males.

His showing days maybe over before they even started cause I am not putting up with that on a monthly basis.

I think I maybe scared for life.


Posted by Quality Weenie at June 13, 2005 01:26 PM

I hope you'll be so kind as to accept my most profuse apologies in advance of my immediate future actions, but...


I'm sorry, that outburst was completely unwarranted.


Posted by: Ogre at June 13, 2005 02:54 PM

It really has nothing to do with you being "in heat" and everything to do with him being a boy dog. Ask Tammi - that's exactly what Cody did to her at the blog meet when she was sitting on the ground.

He's trying to assert his dominance and he'll keep it up until he figures out you are one of the dominant ones over him.

My sister (a dog walker) highly highly recommends the methods used by the Monks of New Skete. I have audio cassettes of "The Art of Raising a Puppy" if you'd like them - drop me an email and I can send them to you. Or you can find the books at Amazon - and probably even used.

Posted by: Teresa at June 13, 2005 03:18 PM

LOL! I'm glad I never had that problem when I had a dog. :)

Posted by: Contagion at June 13, 2005 04:18 PM

Teresa, thanks for the info.

We do have plenty of books about being a dominate over the dog, and he knows his place in the food chain (I'm alpha and hubby and dog are fighting for omega, I think the dog maybe winning).

We talked with a few trainers and they say it's prefectly normal because he is not fixed. It will continue until he is fixed.

This is the first time he has done this and it's the first time I have had a period since we got him.

Posted by: Machelle at June 13, 2005 04:59 PM

Three words. Spray water bottle. Wet jets up the ole' schnozzola work--trust me on that! (If you're feelin' real benevolent you can let Lance use your leg. Or not...)

Posted by: Harrison at June 13, 2005 08:56 PM

I was on the phone the first time Cody "humped" - it was his rabbit. I freaked. Now....as Teresa mentioned and many witnessed - the little shit sneaks up behind me (I used to like sitting on the ground) and,well, let's just say I know how you feel.

HOWEVER - it's about time for the little bugger to get the big clip. Thank GOODNESS!!!

Posted by: Tammi at June 13, 2005 11:49 PM

Teresa and Tammi beat me to it...I was going to bring up the Cody incident. But, he was drunk, so that could effect things too.

Posted by: Sissy at June 14, 2005 09:58 AM

OMG....funny yet humiliating all at the same time, how are you supposed to assert your dominance? Pee in his bed, growl at him....I don't think I need a pet. I am already trying to convince the children I am alpha female!

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at June 14, 2005 12:25 PM

ArmyWife - Ummm, if I pee in his bed I am peeing in mine.

He sleeps with us, usually on my side too.

He did vomit sunday early morning, but on my hubby's side so it wasn't too bad for me at least!

Posted by: Machelle at June 14, 2005 02:42 PM