Re: Need help! First heat?!
You need to know where she is 24/7. Don't let her exercise in a fenced area without you being present. Every male dog in your area will know she is in heat, so there is no reason to take chances. Some females have even tried to escape their yards when they are ready to stand to a stud.
I had 3 intact females and one intact male in the house before he was neutered. I just keep them separated until positively sure the cycle was over. I even invested in a outdoor run with concrete floor and a welded wire top. I didn't want mine breeding and I surly didn't want to breed with a dog that dug under my fence.
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