Q. My older rottweiler is continously whining and staring at my shiba inu female, and not listening to any commands even though he's very well trained.

A. If they are both intact, she may be in season or putting off pheromones that he thinks means she's in season and he's far too busy hoping she's receptive to pay much attention to commands. If she is intact, confine her (or him) in a separate room until she is out of season. If you don't plan on breeding her, I suggest getting her spayed and this will not only curtail this behavior, it will help protect her from getting serious uterine infections, getting pregnant accidentally and greatly decrease her chances of getting breast cancer. If she is spayed, she may have a remnant of reproductive tissue that is producing enough hormones to pique your male dog's interest. In this case, get her in to see your vet and have her hormone levels tested.

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