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    Ah... yeah, I'll just ask. Dose anyone know anyway to cut back on a male dogs.... over excitement? My 6 month old malamute/husky mix gets a full on erection whenever he gets excited about anything! Food, walks, meeting a new person, a ride in the car.... it's not that he's trying to mount anyone but the pink torpedo is really starting to gross me out. I guess I wouldn't mind if was every once in a while, but this is multiple times a day! And it's not just the tip.... he get's the full monty hanging out.

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    Re: Preventing Dog Erection?

    Is he fixed?

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    Re: Preventing Dog Erection?

    Is he neutered yet?

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    Re: Preventing Dog Erection?

    Yes, I had him neutered at 5 and 1/2 months. It's been a month since then, I thought at the time it would help.... but so far no effect.
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    Re: Preventing Dog Erection?

    I would ask your vet, this could become a painful problem.
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    Re: Preventing Dog Erection?

    About the only time Butch does this is when he sits in my neighbors lap (who is an elderly woman). He doesn't do it at the dog park or anywhere else...just with her. That's the main thing I dislike about male dogs. But I love my little man so I put up with it.


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    I know a dog (neutered) who does that all the time. My mom says he has poor muscle tone (he's fat), so he can't keep it in . I doubt that's the case with an active young Husky, though. Sorry, I don't know what can help, just that some dogs do it and some don't....I've never seen Moose's red rocket, and Toby doesn't do it very often.
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    I haven't noticed it with my Lab since he was neutered. With my Mastiff though...its out all the time it seems. It doesn't bother me though...he can't help it and all males dogs do it at some point or another.

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    Re: Preventing Dog Erection?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patt View Post
    I would ask your vet, this could become a painful problem.
    Hahaha! I'm sorry to laugh - I know it was a serious suggestion. But it reminds me of the Viagra warnings "if you have an 'issue' for more than four hours, please seek medical attention"
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyCharlie View Post
    Hahaha! I'm sorry to laugh - I know it was a serious suggestion. But it reminds me of the Viagra warnings "if you have an 'issue' for more than four hours, please seek medical attention"
    The reason I said that is a couple of weeks ago a lady brought her dog (adult) to the vets, he was unable to retract his penis back into the sheath. It is extremely painful for the dog. He had meds to help relieve the pain and also help everything get back to normal. I don't think it is very common but it can and does happen.
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    Re: Preventing Dog Erection?

    Has he been looking at show dog magazines when you're not around? I'd be searching his room!

    Seriously though, its quite normal, some do it more than others, keep a close eye on it (well, you know what I mean) and at the very least give your vet a call and see if they have any concerns over it.


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    Re: Preventing Dog Erection?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wimble Woof View Post
    Has he been looking at show dog magazines when you're not around? I'd be searching his room!

    Seriously though, its quite normal, some do it more than others, keep a close eye on it (well, you know what I mean) and at the very least give your vet a call and see if they have any concerns over it.
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    Re: Preventing Dog Erection?

    All I can say is "Boys will be boys." He's about the equavlent to a 3-4 year old kid. I know when I worked in a daycare, the little boys would panic sometimes because they "felt something". My chocolate lab didn't have that problem but my black lab is 5 months and he seems to be having it lately. He's going in for his "de-masculinization" surgery this week and I'm hoping that will help things out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenix View Post
    Ah... yeah, I'll just ask. Dose anyone know anyway to cut back on a male dogs.... over excitement? My 6 month old malamute/husky mix gets a full on erection whenever he gets excited about anything! Food, walks, meeting a new person, a ride in the car.... it's not that he's trying to mount anyone but the pink torpedo is really starting to gross me out. I guess I wouldn't mind if was every once in a while, but this is multiple times a day! And it's not just the tip.... he get's the full monty hanging out.

    Any sugestions????
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    Re: Preventing Dog Erection?

    Just a side note...what you are witnessing is not an erection. You would know a canine erection if you saw one!

    When you look at your dogs nether-regions, the furry part that sticks out down there is not actually the penis. It is a sheath that covers the penis. The penis hangs out inside or, as you have noticed, not.

    There's no reason to be embarassed by your dog's anatomy, although you will be happy to hear that many dogs outgrow this behavior.


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    Re: Preventing Dog Erection?

    Can't help but laugh! My male is neutered, but will sometimes show some pink . . .I just tell him to put that lipstick back in it's case! ROFL
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    Re: Preventing Dog Erection?

    I have had the same question for a LONG time but hadn't asked anyone because I thought it was a weird think to ask. Everytime I come home and he's been sleeping, he wakes up with an erection, yes an erection. It looks like his testicles grew back in the wrong spot. My sister saw it once and said "OMG, did they forget to remove one of his testicles?!" LOL, I said no. So yes, an actual dog erection is definately different than his penis sticking out. Which my dog does on a regular basis, not the erection, just having his penis hanging out. I always tell him, "put your penis away." He doesn't usually listen. A lot of people mistake his red rocket as an erection and it irritates me because you can tell when a dog has an erection, TRUST me. Anyways, he's about 2/12ish and I got him neutered a year ago and it still happens to him. Oh well.
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    Re: Preventing Dog Erection?

    Quote Originally Posted by FilleBelle View Post
    Just a side note...what you are witnessing is not an erection. You would know a canine erection if you saw one!

    When you look at your dogs nether-regions, the furry part that sticks out down there is not actually the penis. It is a sheath that covers the penis. The penis hangs out inside or, as you have noticed, not.

    There's no reason to be embarassed by your dog's anatomy, although you will be happy to hear that many dogs outgrow this behavior.
    Why do you say that what she's seeing isn't an erection? She wasn't talking about the furry sheath... she was talking about full-on lipstick.

    Doesn't sound too abnormal to me considering his age and that he's just recently been altered. I'd mention it to a vet, but it seems likely that it's just a phase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loratliff View Post
    Why do you say that what she's seeing isn't an erection? She wasn't talking about the furry sheath... she was talking about full-on lipstick.
    A dog's "lipstick" hanging out isn't necessarily an erection. If he were having a true erection, he would be larger....more engorged, I guess you'd say. Just seeing the red rocket isn't the same as seeing an erection. He just can't keep in it his sheath.
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    Re: Preventing Dog Erection?

    Its pretty normal. Lloyd had his out a lot when we got him. Everytime he was excited (often when meeting new people . . . we just told people he really liked him. He outgrew this for the most part. For him it was around 8months until he was a year probably that it was very frequent. Now it still happens sometimes, but not as often.
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