to put it mildly! I work full time so my dogs go to a home based daycare - Elliot goes mon-thurs and kenzie goes twice a week. The owner and I have had our differences of opinion, but the dogs enjoy it there and it's convenient for me, plus she does tend to go above and beyond to help me out. Today she told me one of the young dogs she takes twice a week has come into season. And she's still going to daycare. And Elliot is entire. I was so flabbergasted I could barely speak. She says it will be ok as the bitch wears pants and she will watch them. I have been on this forum long enough to know that it is a recipe for disaster. There is no way in hell Elliot is going to be in the same house as an inseason bitch. No. Way. In. Hell. So now I have two questions - how long are bitches generally in season for? And if I were to get Elliot neutered, how long would he still be fertile for? I don't really want to neuter him yet, but I'm so worried about him getting to this or another bitch. In the meantime I need to figure out what on earth to do with Elliot on the days the bitch is there. I'm also worried about the smell of her being around even on the days she's not there. He doesn't ever hump or anything and I really don't want that to change.