There are a myriad of objectives to cover when aspiring to get dogs or any other pet for that matter, to mate. Foremost, one needs patience and a sense of timing; practice never hurts either. Breeding is a skill that needs to be learned and it does not come easy. Hence, professional dog breeders are few and far between.
Is My Dog in Heat?
Males rely on the female to mate; the trick is, knowing when the female is in heat. Typically, they are in heat twice a year; each instance lasting about a month or so. Some physical indications would be bleeding from, and licking of, the animal’s reproductive organs. Next is when the event actually occurs. Introduce the male and female once a day; if the girl is receptive, she will allow the male to mount her with no altercations. To ensure conception, mate the dogs on a daily basis.
There will be times when the male refuses to mount even though the receptor is in heat. The problem possibly lies in the stance of the mother. If this is the case, a little intervention is needed. Cradle the female’s head with one arm while supporting the body with your other arm. Have another person move the tail out of the way. If the male sees her stance to be correct, he will eventually mount her.
Mating can go as short as 5 minutes or as long as 20 minutes. Have patience, as forcing the two dogs apart can injure them both. There will also be times when the girl needs to be held still because of her tendency to fidget and break away from the coupling. This too can cause serious injuries. Natural is, like with many other canine practices, the best way; forcing any sort of mating can result in unwanted behaviors of the pups and parents. Although breeding can be highly profitable, it is best to do so with good intent; dogs know our expectations and will often act accordingly.