The Dog’s Heat Cycle SIMPLIFIED


Are you a dog breeder or owner with an intact female dog? Do you want (or need) to know more about her heat cycle? Are you confused by all the charts and numbers? What can you do about false pregnancies? In this online class, Gayle Watkins PhD discusses what dog breeders and owners need to know about the reproductive cycle in female dogs. Comes with an extensive resource page with studies, spreadsheets and more!

This online class is included in our Avidog Breeder College Platinum & Platinum Plus memberships.

SKU: WEBINAR-HeatCycle Category:

  • What are the stages of a dog’s reproductive cycle?
  • How long does each stage last?
  • What is happening during each stage?
  • When is my dog fertile?
  • What are false pregnancies?
  • What are normal variations in a dog’s heat cycle, like split heats and anovulatory seasons?
  • When should I be worried about my dog’s heat cycle?

This webinar is part of our For Breeders, By Breeders series. It is included in the Avidog Breeder College Platinum Membership.


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  • How long will the class be available to me? You will have access to the class page, including the recordings, for a year.
  • Can I get a refund? Sorry, there are no refunds for classes.
  • What is the For Breeders, By Breeders series? This series of webinars and courses presents pertinent information to dog breeders so they can best manage their dogs, breedings, puppies and owners. We cut through the scientific jargon and focus on what breeders can do to be the most successful possible!
  • What is the Avidog Platinum Breeder College Membership (ABCM)? This monthly or annual membership is for new and seasoned dog breeders who are looking to make their breeding program the most successful possible, producing healthy, stable pups will taking great care of their stud dogs and brood bitches. ABCM includes Avidog’s FIVE flagship courses, monthly bonuses like this webinar, twice-monthly Q&A calls, weekly office hours, and a private Facebook group only for the ABCM community. If you want to connect with smart, educated, committed dog breeders, join today!