It’s a question that has puzzled dog owners for centuries – why do dogs get stuck? The answer, it turns out, is quite simple. Dogs get stuck because they’re trying to mate with another dog!
When two dogs meet, they will first sniff each other to get a sense of who the other dog is. If they decide that the other dog is a potential mate, they will start to display certain behaviors that indicate their interest. For example, they may start to wag their tails, lick each other’s faces, or mount each other.
Unfortunately, sometimes these behaviors can lead to dogs getting stuck together. When two dogs are stuck together, it’s called “tying.” Tying occurs when the male dog’s penis becomes stuck inside the female dog’s vagina. This can happen because of the way the male dog’s penis is shaped – it has a bulbous structure at the base that can get lodged in the female dog’s vagina.
Tying usually lasts for about 5 to 45 minutes and fades away after. Dogs that are new to mating may experience a bit of anxiety at first, but eventually most should get used to it with repeat practice.