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How to deal with a bitch.
I'm driving to Italy over 3 days alone, with my two adopted bitches, one of whom isn't spayed and will most likely be in heat. Has anyone ever done a long road trip with an attractive canine and can give me some advice on how to stop her getting unwanted attention? I'm most worried about the stops I'll have to make every few hours to inject an espresso into my veins to keep awake. What do I do with a bitch in heat in the heat?

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According to the ragbrai riders here in Iowa, they use a mix of ammonia and water in a squirt bottle to deter mean dogs without causing as much pain as traditional pepper sprays. Ragbrai is a bicycle ride across the state.

Oh interesting. Ammonia as in urine? Does it have to be male? I'll have my trigger fingers ready.

@GoldenDoll good old fashioned bo peep ammonia from the cleaning aisle at your local grocery store

@heathen77 I think it must be called something else here. I've never seen it in a shop.

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Have you asked your vet if there is a medication to delay the heat cycle?

She's not keen. The vet not the dog.

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put knickers on her or spray her with heavy lavender scent -a sheet you can keep soaked in water? No I am scared witless of dogs ;no insult intended; I have been Bitten 4 times by dogs I never even saw creeping up on me from behind and in a letter box situation. One of those cool bags or wetted material - juts thinking of crazy things here but there are frozen ice packs arent there that you can buy in shops.
wishing you a safe and pleasant trip

jacpod Level 8 May 2, 2018

Thank you!

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WHY is this post IN love and relationships?

Because I have a serious relationship with these dogs. There's nothing lighthearted about it at all.

@GoldenDoll OKAY, just checking.... I guess we don't have an animal lover's group? SORRY, didn't want to step on anyone's tail or paws!

@GoldenDoll, @beansontoast NOOOO, I don't think that is it, but it is FUNNY~

@beansontoast - and I might still breed her & retire on the proceeds. So I don't want any greasy Italian dogs impregnating her. Yes, I'm a financial dog snob.

@beansontoast NO,no,no, no... It is absolutely about FAMILY, I should have got that...
But yes, I did THINK it could be a troll then I rechecked. The lady is bonafide, ahahahah.

@LetzGetReal Yes, I'm totally bone-a-fido.

@LetzGetReal, @beansontoast Cockapoo puppies go for £700-900 each. And she can have 8+ in one pop. Would save me having to 'educate' snowflakes for a few months....

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The poodle is a bit of a tease, I think.

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I quite like these. Not sure they have them in my size though.

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There are dog pads for females in heat. I too, would like to see pics to know if this inquiry is for real, probably is as it sounds too odd to be fiction-- but regardless, I would not be traveling with 2 dogs with one in heat-- on a road trip at once unless the trip was imperative.

Are you a breeder? Are these dogs new to you??

I would think a person would be okay IF they walked the dogs separately, no? Are you worried about damage to your car?

As a person who works in the field of domestic animal care-giving, there is a lot of missing information for me to offer advice.

could be a mastiff

They're both rescue females - a Cypriot Podenco mutt type, and a Cockapoo. The mutt is spayed, the other isn't, and can't be until she's been in heat. They are my daughters' dogs. I'm not a breeder. Not worried about damage to my car - worried about being able to stop male dogs shagging the Cockapoo.

@btroje ???

@clarkems My daughters have both dumped their dogs on me because they can't look after them. I'm actually quite looking forward to it.

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What kind of dog-are they crated separately?

The intact one is a Cockapoo, the other is a spayed Podenco type mutt. Both females. They'll either be in a crate together in the car, on with seat belts.

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I'm going to assume that you don't have any flexibility on your timeline, so all I can suggest is that you diaper the bitch to minimize the mess and to provide a barrier to unwanted litters. As to here behavior I can only hope that she is calm and stable as some bitches get a bit nutty when in heat and want to take off on you in search of Romeo.

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there are portable dog runs here in US

btroje Level 9 May 2, 2018

@beansontoast lol

@beansontoast Hehehehe. DRY OUT, indeed.

@beansontoast - Guff-aw.

@beansontoast - Your best comment EVER. I'm still laughing. Almost spilt my cocoa.

@GoldenDoll I only stated it that way because I do not know what is available where you live.Maybe it would make more sense to spay?

@btroje She will be eventually, but the vet won't do it till she's bled. Complications apparently.

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Aren't there doggy diaper things for that?

I was thinking chastity belt myself? OMG.

I asked the vet about that and, when she got up from the floor after falling over laughing at me, she said that she has seen dogs bite through the metal bars on a crate to get to a bitch in heat. She then said (most unhelpfully I thought) that at least "I could pick her up". My mind is full of a pack of rabid dogs jumping all over me to get at my bitch.

There are indeed and a belt but not a chastity one.

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Isn't there some sort of "bitch spray" that masks the scent that attracts male dogs? I have no idea how effective it is as I've never owned a dog.

Jnei Level 8 May 2, 2018

Oooh that sounds good. I'll look it up.

Hahaha. If there is bitch spray, I'm buying a can to keep around for humorous affect.

@Blindbird Love it! Hhaha

@Blindbird - It exists! But it only got one star and the woman's dog is deffo up the duff.

Good ? Let's see if there is an answer: Don't spray this ON the dog... [cuteness.com]

@LetzGetReal The article says "Go outside when you take your female in heat to use the bathroom" - shit does this mean I have to build a bathroom outside?

@LetzGetReal And "Apply Vicks VapoRub" to the doggy diaper. I had a boyfriend who applied that to me once - didn't half sting.

@GoldenDoll hahahaha. I don't have a female ?. I'm setting it out as a visible warning to visitors.

@GoldenDoll JUST MAKE DOUBLY SURE the VICKS is on the CORRECT SIDE, or you will have a bitch in more heat than one bargained for... YIKES!

@GoldenDoll Didn't half sting, am not going to ask you where?? No wonder you have hair on your chest! smile009.gif

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