Dogs’ penises should usually remain within the confines of their prepuce; however, some will mount or hump people or other dogs as a display of strength or social standing.
Arousal in dogs is normally harmless. But occasionally the penis may remain upright for extended periods, which is known as paraphimosis.
1. Pet him
While it may be slightly unpleasant to see your dog’s penis protruding from their fur, an occasional protrusion of an erect dog penis should usually be harmless. When dogs become overstimulated or excited, their glans penis may extend from its sheath covering non-erect dog penis – this is normal and should only last a few moments until the pup relaxes back down again.
The Glans Penis is an essential reproductive organ found in male mammals and located directly behind their testicles. When not sexually stimulated, its delicate tissues are protected by a pink or red sheath known as the prepuce which keeps it moist and lubricated – however upon sexual arousal this sheath becomes exposed and expands, revealing an expanded bulbus gland enlarging in size and becoming visible.
Normal canine glans pens typically display pink or red colors and should only become darker purple during an erection. If you detect foul-smelling or green-tinged discharge coming from the glans penis, this could indicate infection such as balanitis or sheath injuries.
When petting your dog, make sure to rub their entire body from head to tail slowly, paying particular attention to the different layers of skin. This can help relax them while stimulating blood flow throughout their bodies.
If you feel confident, try gently stimulating the glans penis (the end of his non-erect penis) with your fingertips, gently stroking and applying pressure with your thumb over its sheath to encourage an erection. Be cautious not to cause irritation as this could trigger an allergic response in certain dogs.
As part of your efforts to get your dog upright, try applying either hot or cold water compresses directly on his glans penis. This can reduce swelling while also making it easier for his penis to retract when less excited. However, if your pup experiences paraphimosis for extended periods, be sure to contact a vet right away as this condition could result in constricted penis which prevents proper flow of urine out of his body – potentially dangerous consequences!
2. Give him a toy
Dog’s peniss are typically kept protected and moisturized within their prepuce, where it remains protected and moistened. But during sexual arousal, their penis can spring forth in full erection form, with all glans penis and bulbus glandis extended outside their respective prepuces – sometimes for as much as an hour at a time! This condition could last just minutes or an entire session!
Play humping between dogs or people may expose a dog’s genitals, although this behavior shouldn’t necessarily be seen as sexual; rather it serves to assert dominance and social status over an object being humped, as well as helping young dogs discover strength and masculinity through non-sexual play humping. If mounting or masturbation bothers you or others around him, try distracting him by tossing toys, playing games, giving chew toys or massaging his chest and belly; this stimulates blood flow directly to his erections – this may help ensure his erection remains firmer for longer.
Sometimes a dog may display his penis due to medical issues that cause irritation in this area, such as urinary tract infections, bladder incontinence or priapism (persistent painful erections). Some medical conditions may even cause your pup to spend too much time licking or chewing at his genitals causing them to become even more prominent and noticeable.
If your dog appears to have any sort of medical issue, seek advice from your veterinarian as soon as possible rather than trying to address the matter yourself at home. Your vet can offer tailored advice about treating their specific problem while ascertaining whether the issue affects his physical wellbeing or just his mood.
Rashes on the prepuce can be caused by allergies, parasites or skin infections; bathing your pup in cool water may help them clear up faster if its due to allergies or infections; otherwise consult your vet as severe cases might need further evaluation for other issues like paraphimosis in which their prepuce cannot retract back into their sheath.
3. Rub his chest and belly
Male dogs’ glans penis is normally kept protected within its preputial sheath and kept moist and lubricated, providing optimal conditions for sexual arousal or breeding. When sexual excitement arises or during breeding, however, the penis may temporarily pop out from its sheath during sexual stimulation; this is completely normal and nothing to be alarmed about; once excitement passes again both it and its sheath will return into place once excitement subsides.
Preputial sheaths typically appear pink or red during an erection, with darker purple coloring occurring at the glans penis and sometimes discharge from the preputial sheath that may include yellow-white or greenish tintings. All of this should be considered completely normal as long as an hour-long erection lasts without issues and all is still well with your pet overall.
However, if the glans penis has been out for longer than 20-30 minutes and/or is difficult to retract, contact your veterinarian immediately. Prolonged strain could lead to further engorgement or even damage of the urethra which constitutes a medical emergency.
If your dog appears to have an erection, massage his chest and belly to increase blood flow and try distracting him with play by throwing a ball or frisbee that they can chase after. If this doesn’t help, try giving a soothing chewie or engaging him in obedience training exercises that require him to sit, down, paw and remain still; these strategies should help your pup forget his erection so he can return to being relaxed and focused again.
Male intact dogs that have not been neutered often display mounting and masturbation behaviors, including mounting other dogs, humans or objects. If your pup displays these behavior it is essential that they are diverted away from whatever person, dog or object he’s trying to mount by tossing a toy or playing a game; offering him chewie treats; or asking them to perform previously learned basic obedience skills or tricks.
4. Try a boner
As a pet parent, the last thing on your mind should be worrying about your pup getting an erection. Unfortunately, however, male dogs’ penis’s often protrude from their prepuce during various activities (sexual activity, playing or simply rolling over for a belly rub). While an occasional visible dog penis is normal behavior for male dogs, persistent or long-term erections should be treated as possible signs that something may be amiss.
Male dogs will sometimes show an erection while mounting other dogs, people, or objects to display social status or courtship behavior. While this behavior could be sexually driven, mounting other people and animals is also often done as a way of exploring strength and control or responding to boredom, excitement, or stress.
Dogs engage in non-sexual behaviors to stimulate themselves or keep themselves clean, often by licking their penis to self-stimulate or maintain cleanliness. Sometimes this causes temporary erections in young dogs who haven’t been neutered yet; if this erection lasts for extended periods of time or includes additional symptoms like discharge from the prepuce or rash symptoms then your pup should be evaluated by a vet immediately.
An abnormal or discolored penis that cannot retract back into its sheath can be an early telltale sign of prostate disease in dogs, so if yours exhibits these symptoms it is wise to consult a veterinarian immediately in order to prevent permanent damage to its penis.
Under certain conditions, male dogs’ penises can remain permanently upright due to “paraphimosis.” This occurs when tissues that surround the glans swell up, forcing it into its original erect position. When this occurs, your veterinarian will prescribe medication to treat this underlying issue – usually including special lubricants designed to help the glans retract back into its sheath. Please follow their instructions when giving this medicine to your dog.