Phoebe is only 10months but I think I am prepared for when it happens as I am waiting to spay thanks to the great studies from this forum! But I have never had my own dog go through a heat cycle and have lots of questions. I have pants ready and liners in case she needs help keeping everything clean. I have already spoken to my roommates about how when it comes, she will not be allowed outside unless she is attached to a leash even in our own backyard! I also have been driving myself crazy worrying that something will go wrong, like an accidentally breeding as I have no plans to ever breed her. Am I crazy and what can I look out for? What age did your pups go into heat and how did it go for you? Any and all help will be gladly appreciated!