This is our first time mating and we are having problems.
Our male (Baxter, 6) was trying quite a bit in the begining but our female (Bailey, 2) yelped and snipped at him at every attempt. Baxter quit trying. Now she is letting him mount but as soon as he mounts and gets close she yelps. This scares him and he dismounts.
We don't want to have it completed artificially. How do we get her to relax? How do we get him to stay on once she yelps?