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Q. My male doesn’t know how to mate with my female. How do I get him to mount her properly?
I have 3 labs. A chocolate my male about 120lbs. My yellow female about 80lbs and my black female about 50lbs (she's the baby of the group). My male doesn?t know how to mate with my female. This is her second heat and he will only try to hump her head. He does everything else he smells and licks and whines and follows her like a puppy but doesn?t understand to mount her from behind. I have showed him a few times and had some talks to him but he doesn?t get it. How do I get him to mount her properly? They are all very beautiful and smart animals but he doesn?t get that. I'm lost! Can you help? Thanks for your time and help I know you?re a busy man!

Robert

A. Not all dogs know how to breed. She may not be ready yet or he may need for you to manipulate her so he’s at the correct end. Put her on a leash and don’t allow him access to her head. If she is in the early stages of her cycle, she just may not be ready to actually breed. Most females aren’t ready to breed until at least day 10 - 12.

There are also cases where the dogs have lived together and the female has “gotten after” the male in the past for trying to mount her, so he may be a bit reluctant to do so.

If you have your heart set on breeding them and you can’t get a natural breeding, you can always try artificial insemination.

Here is a link to the breeding section of our website.

Cindy Rhodes
  
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