Going into heat

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Hello everyone,

My Bella is 7 months old, at what age do they go into heat, she has not spotted yet, could there be a problem.?

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Hello everyone,

My Bella is 7 months old, at what age do they go into heat, she has not spotted yet, could there be a problem.?

 

That is about when I start thinking about underwear training a female.

Much easier to get them accustomed to wearing underwear when you say so if you start that training BEFORE they have other stuff going on back there that draws their attention.

Then when they do go into heat later and you slip a pad into the mix they hardly notice the difference as far as the underwear is concerned...

 

 

 

 

 

 

The average age for a first heat is about 9 months, but could be anywhere from 6 months to over a year of age.  Mine have normally been at 9 months. 

I've bought all of my bitches britches from people who specifically make them for Dobermans. I do know that people also use little boys underwear turned so that the tail comes out the front flap.  I'd recommend having 3 pairs of whatever you decide to use.  I also use a regular length panti liner and change it a couple of times a day.  Take the pant off when you crate.  Most bitches get used to wearing pants pretty quickly.... a few never do.  I've never put pants on before they go into heat the first time, but it certainly wouldn't hurt. 

Beware that if they go out the door with their pants on, they will do their business in them. haha!! My husband is bad about forgetting to take pants off. I put a sticky on the back door this time and that helped a lot. 

Also make sure you supervise them outside. If you don't have a securely fenced yard, take them on a leash EVERY TIME.