Why Do Male Dogs Cry After Mating?

Reviewed By Julie •  Updated: 08/04/22 •  3 min read
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Why Do Male Dogs Cry After Mating?

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Mating is a challenging time for male and female dogs. It’s fraught with excitement, anxiety, and more. But why would a male dog cry after mating is finished?

We’ve put together some information about why a male dog may cry after mating. Read on to learn what we found through our research!

What Causes a Male Dog to Cry After Mating?

Mating is a time of excitement for male and female dogs, but it can also be scary for the dogs or even painful.

During canine intercourse, the male dog first mounts the female dog from behind. The male dog’s penis enters the female dog’s vagina. At this time, the glands of the male’s penis swell inside the female’s vagina, creating what’s called a “tie.”

During the tie, the male and female dogs’ rears are facing one another. At the beginning of the tie and as long as 60 minutes later, the male releases sperm into the female’s vagina. And the two dogs are “tied” or locked together the entire time.

The dogs must both remain calm during this time. If anything disturbs either dog, it’s possible one of them may try to break the tie. This can cause injury to the female’s vagina and the male’s penis. And this may cause a male dog to cry after mating.

After Mating

In most cases, the two dogs are separate once the tie has ended. If the male is a stud, he will need about 20 to 36 hours to replenish his sperm. During this time, he may know the female is still nearby and may cry in wanting to be with her.

How to Help Your Dog

First, it’s essential to ensure your dog is ready to mate. For this reason, it’s best he and the female dog are examined by a vet before mating takes place. This is to ensure that both dogs are healthy and ready to mate. If the female isn’t ready, then mating will not be successful.

Next, the dogs should be supervised during mating. They should also be in an enclosed space where nothing will distract them. For instance, if they were outside, one of the dogs might see a cat and want to chase it! This can happen. So, mating in an enclosed indoor space can keep this from happening. This will keep both dogs from being injured if they’re already tied.

Finally, after mating, it’s best to completely remove the female dog, so the male dog doesn’t smell her. This keeps the male dog from becoming excited and aroused. If he’s not able to see her, he may cry, bark, and whine in frustration. So, keeping her in a different building or allowing her to go home after mating can keep the male from becoming so frustrated.

So, there you have it! It’s possible a male dog may cry because he’s injured during the tie or he’s frustrated after mating is finished. For these reasons, it’s best to take precautions to ensure a successful mating and, after, ensure the dogs are separated to keep your male dog from becoming frustrated with desire!

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Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.